Acenti® Earns Award for Merchandising Excellence from POPAI

Little Neck, NY, May 5,2006 - Leviton's Acenti® Demonstrator was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) award (Bronze level) at the National Global Shop recently held in Orlando and hosted by the Point of Purchase Advertising Institute (POPAI). The interactive demonstrator features Leviton's Acenti dimmer and companion remote alongside its signature triplex receptacle installed in a stainless steel wallplate. This year, POPAI presented 31 Gold awards, 60 Silver awards and 114 Bronze awards.

"OMA awards recognize the innovation and effectiveness of a company's at-retail display. They are the premier awards for recognizing the most innovative and effective in-store and at retail displays that increase sales and make products memorable and enticing to consumers," explained Christine Kelly, Merchandising and Promotions Manager for Leviton. "We are honored that our Acenti demonstrator was selected from such a large field of entries to receive this prestigious merchandising recognition."

Leviton's groundbreaking Acenti Collection consists of more than forty premium-grade wiring devices designed for today's high-end homes. Acenti products include dimmers, switches, remotes for dimmers and switches, receptacles, GFCI's, field-configurable jacks and connectors, and companion screwless wallplates. The Acenti line is Leviton's most ambitious product offering since the introduction of its Decora® line of wiring devices more than 30 years ago.

In addition to the POPAI award, the Acenti Collection has received numerous awards since its introduction last year. These include: the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design's GOOD DESIGN(TM) award, the Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA), Electronic House Magazine's Product of the Year Award, Building Products Magazine's Most Valuable Product Award (MVP), TED Magazine's Best of the Best Award for merchandising and EC&M's Product of the Year award. Acenti's triplex receptacle was cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the "biggest stars" at the 2005 International Builders Show. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362,, 1-888-ACENTI (1-888-422-3684).


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