Little Neck, NY October 16, 2006 - Leviton Manufacturing Company has expanded its line of Acenti® wiring devices and lighting controls with the addition of an industry-exclusive Sixplex Surge Protective Receptacle and five new electromechanical switches. The new product additions bring the total number of devices in the Acenti Collection to more than 75 premium-grade products.
Introduced in January 2005, the highly acclaimed, award-winning Acenti Collection offers residential and commercial wiring devices, lighting controls, voice and data devices and wallplates that seamlessly blend with the sophisticated decor of modern, upscale homes and commercial interiors. Acenti is the first new form factor for wiring devices since Leviton introduced its Decora® line of designer-styled devices and controls. A Leviton exclusive, the industry-leading Acenti Surge Protective Sixplex Receptacle provides surge protection for up to six plugs, eliminating the need for power strips or adapters. The device's top and bottom outlets are reversed so that low-voltage transformer-style plugs can be inserted without blocking other outlets. Acenti's geometry allowed Leviton to create this unique device which uses Leviton's innovative internal buss design. The Sixplex installs easily in a 2-gang wallbox and is ideal for providing surge protected home theatre and home office connections.
Several new electromechanical switches have also been added to the line in 20 Amp 120VAC and 277 VAC ratings. The 20 Amp, 120 VAC switch, previously available in a single-pole rating, now includes 3-way and 4-way versions to enable loads to be controlled from multiple convenient locations. Completely new to the line is a 20 Amp, 277 VAC electromechanical switch, available in single-pole and 3-way and 4-way ratings. Both the 120VAC- and 277 VAC-rated devices feature the line's signature soft blue LED locator light.
Since its introduction, the Acenti Collection has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA), Electronic House's Product of the Year Award, ECM's Product of the Year Award and Building Products Magazine's Most Valuable Product Award (MVP). Acenti's industry-exclusive Triplex Receptacle was also cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the ''biggest stars'' at the 2005 International Builders Show.
For more information contact Leviton Manufacturing Co., 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362-2591, or visit the Acenti Web site at www.leviton.com/acenti.