Product News: Controls & Controllers

Solarfective Shading Systems are integrated with Wattstopper platform.

Press Release Summary:

May 13, 2017 -

Solarfective Shading Systems are available in Teleshades® and Televent® variants. Used for controlling natural and artificial light, units can be customized for oversized skylights and shapes. Solarfective Equipped with counterbalance spring clutch system, Teleshades® are designed in single or dual, and manual or motorized roller shades.

Original Press Release

Legrand® Highlights Effortless Control of Natural Light with Leading-Edge Commercial Shading Solutions

Press release date: May 10, 2017

LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL – Legrand, North & Central America provides the widest range of solutions that enable control of natural and artificial light. As part of its expansion in commercial shading solutions, Legrand introduces Solarfective roller shades and cassette systems and full software integration with the Wattstopper architectural dimming platform at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Booth # 1841.

Solarfective products are designed with features that make the installation phase easier, faster, and safer. Shading systems can be customized for unique shapes, oversized skylights, and large format printing, and can be delivered to the job site pre-assembled. The combination of a wide selection of shade offerings and leading-edge technologies make Solarfective systems easy to specify.

On display are:

  • Solarfective Teleshades® offer a single-unit shade system available in single or dual, and manual or motorized roller shades. Teleshades cut down on installation time and labor requirements with a compression bracket system and unique counterbalance spring clutch system. These features reduce blocking and bring added flexibility, with easy replacement of the clutch/chain without having to remove them from the bracket. Teleshades combine style and performance for glare control, occupant comfort, and increased energy efficiency.

The patent-pending shade system also allows for fingertip raising action, making it easy to raise or lower the shade with two fingers instead of heavy pulling or tugging. Solarfective motorized shades can be wired to allow for individual control or group control with a push of a button.

  • Solarfective Televent® uses the shade pocket to draw warm or cool air over the window into the ceiling plenum, increasing the efficiency of the mechanical system. Using this patent-pending system reduces build-out costs as there is no need for a drywall/metal pocket.

In addition, Solarfective shade systems can be fully integrated with the Wattstopper architectural dimming platform via Design Center software. Programming and commissioning can be done quickly and easily, providing greater efficiency and time savings to projects. The architectural dimming platform includes the Lighting Control and Automation Panel (LCAP) series, and a range of unique user interfaces to meet precise dimming, occupant experience, and energy savings objectives.

"We are excited to showcase the Solarfective system for the first time at LIGHTFAIR. These commercial shading solutions are the easiest to use and install – and when integrated with the architectural dimming platform, deliver robust control to bundled lighting and shade systems," said Nick Meloni, Product Marketing Manager for Solarfective at Legrand, North America.

About Solarfective Products Limited

Solarfective, a Legrand group brand, specializes in the design and manufacturing of standard and custom shading systems. Established in 1980 and based in Toronto, Solarfective has provided one-of-a-kind shading solutions for commercial facilities around the world.

About Legrand and Legrand, North & Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand's global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.

Media Contact:

Mary Placido,

Legrand Building Control Systems

415-218-3627

mary.placido@legrand.us

Web Site: http://www.legrand.us