Leviton Products Top Newsday's "Best Ideas List"
Acenti® Triplex and Sixplex Outlets Make Columnist's List of Great Ideas for the Home
Little Neck, New York, April 2, 2008 - A solar-powered water heater, a water-saving commode, a door lock that comes with its own re-keying technology and Leviton's Acenti® Triplex and Sixplex electrical outlets were among a distinguished group of products recently named by Newsday columnist Gary Dymksi in his Best Ideas from the Builders' Show column. The elite group of products caught the journalist's eye during his attendance at the 2008 International Builders' Show (IBS), known as the preeminent event in home building circles. Nearly 2,000 manufacturers of building materials, appliances and gadgets for the home unveiled their latest introductions at the show, held earlier in the year in Orlando.
"We are delighted that our Acenti Triplex and Sixplex receptacles stood out so distinctively among such an immense field of leading-edge products for today's homes," said Jay Sherman, Director of Marketing for Leviton's residential products. "Consumers are looking for practical, easy-to-implement solutions that make life easier and more convenient, while adding value and design appeal to their homes."
Leviton's Acenti Triplex Receptacle, the industry's first receptacle to accommodate three plugs, fits in the same size wallbox as a duplex receptacle, and eliminates the need for a power strip or adapter when an additional electrical connection is required. The top and bottom outlets on the receptacle are reversed so that low-voltage transformer-style plugs can be inserted without blocking the other outlets.
Leviton's Acenti Surge-Protected Sixplex Receptacle provides surge protection for up to six plugs. Like the Triplex, it can accommodate low-voltage transformer-style plugs without their blocking the other outlets. The Sixplex installs in a 2-gang wallbox and is ideal for home office and home theater connections, and for other locations where a large number of home electronics or appliances need to be connected to a surge-protected power source.
"Unlike in the past, where wiring devices were considered an unattractive element on a wall's surface, today they're being designed to aesthetically coordinate with luxury appliances, fixtures, furnishings and window and wall treatments. Acenti Triplex and Sixplex receptacles blend seamlessly anywhere in the home and the extra outlets offer a tidy alternative to messy wire runs to plug-in strips," Sherman said.
Leviton's Acenti Collection includes a variety of switches and lighting controls that feature a simple, intuitive control scheme. In multi-gang installations, Acenti's unique wallplate design eliminates the webbing between each device, creating a sleek, minimalist look. Acenti devices and wallplates come in a range of natural colors to blend with any interior decor. Wallplates are also available in stainless steel, polished chrome and gold finishes.
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For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY. 11362, www.leviton.com, 1-888-4-ACENTI (1-888-422-3684).