Linear Fluorescent Fixture Assembly installs in seconds.

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Incorporating ballast and lampholders in single, self-contained assembly, Zipline(TM) Fixture Assembly Solution mounts transversely into molded, 1-piece lampholder system, bypassing need to install and wire ballast and socket components separately. Available in residential and commercial versions, assembly facilitates repair and maintenance since contractors can replace either side without removing ballast cover, cutting or splicing wires, rewiring sockets, and disassembling socket bars.

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Leviton Zipline(TM) "Zips Up" Linear Fluorescent Fixture Production

Revolutionary "out-of-the-box" solution installs quickly and easily; lowers costs, reduces inventory and improves product quality

Melville, New York, -- Leviton Manufacturing Company's revolutionary new Zipline(TM) Fixture Assembly Solution affords the fastest, easiest and most flexible way to manufacture linear fluorescent lighting fixtures on the market today. Zipline's groundbreaking design incorporates the ballast and lampholders in a single, self-contained assembly unit that installs in just seconds. This offers considerable labor- and cost-savings over traditional, more cumbersome multi-component ballast and socket designs.

Zipline mounts transversely into a molded, one-piece lampholder system, bypassing the need to install and wire ballast and socket components separately. Zipline's unique ballast, featuring Fulham Inc.'s superior technology, replaces traditional center-mounted ballasts and wiring assemblies, and provides manufacturers the freedom for any number of new photometric design possibilities within their fixtures. With Zipline's prewired ballast and lampholder assembly, manufacturers save time and eliminate common mis-wiring errors, wires loosening from sockets during assembly, shunt/non-shunt socket misapplications and other common quality issues. In addition, socket bars and ballast covers are no longer needed.

Zipline avoids the need for manufacturers to purchase separate lampholder and ballast components or to maintain and inventory individual SKU's, thus streamlining the manufacturing process from procurement through final assembly. The Zipline design also simplifies repair and maintenance since contractors can quickly and easily replace either side of the assembly without having to remove a ballast cover, cut or splice wires, rewire sockets and disassemble socket bars.

With easy installation and dramatic reduction in assembly time, Zipline is the ideal solution to deliver streamlined production and cost-savings for commercial and residential fixture manufacturers that use T8and T5 lamps. The commercial version complies with FCC Part 18, Class A and has a NEMA premium rating and Limited Five-Year Warranty. The Residential version complies with FCC Part 18, Class B and has a Limited Three-Year Warranty. Both versions are cULus rated. The T8 version is currently available. T5 versions will be available Q2 2011. For more information on Leviton's new Zipline solution, contact Leviton Manufacturing Co., 201 North Service Road, Melville, NY 11747, or visit our web site at

About Fulham Inc.

Fulham Inc. is a leading global supplier of electronic ballasts, lamps, electronic transformers, LED arrays and drivers, emergency lighting, induction systems, wiring harnesses, ionizers and custom assemblies, with facilities dedicated to sales/service excellence in North America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Fulham's quality control program ranks among the highest in the industry. Fulham's product diversity and excellence is thanks in part to their international staff of world-class engineers and production experts as well as their investment and commitment to leadership in product innovation. For more information on Fulham visit

About Leviton

Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings and homes throughout North America use products made by Leviton and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton energy-smart devices are the smart choice for smart professionals.

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