P&S Signature(TM) Wiring Devices and Durashield(TM) GFCI Win Product of the Year


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 2, 2008) - Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, has been named a two-time category winner in the 2008 Electrical Construction & Maintenance Product of the Year competition. P&S Signature(TM) Wiring Devices earned the recognition in the Wiring Devices category, and P&S DuraShield(TM) GFCI Receptacles won in the category for Protective Devices.
P&S Signature is a stylish line of switches, receptacles, dimmers and matching wall plates that makes function fashionable. These design-driven electrical upgrades allow a contractor, remodeler or homeowner to combine the chosen device with a straight or curved style wall plate, and complete the desired look with a colorful trim cap. The base plates and trim caps also fit standard P&S Decorator devices.

The second category winner, DuraShield GFCIs, provide extra durability in harsh environments. An over-sized rubber gasket protects electrical components, and rubber curtains seal out water, dust and insects. The devices exceed UL Corrosion requirements by 400 percent and feature P&S SafeLock(TM) Protection. DuraShield meets Federal Specification requirements and survives 100 times the UL-required voltage surge test cycles.

"The P&S Signature and DuraShield devices serve dramatically different purposes, and we're very excited about having two P&S products in contention for the Platinum-level Product of the Year award," said Jim Lent, marketing communications manager. "We're honored by this recognition, which reminds us why committing ourselves to innovative product development is so important."

Established in 2000, EC&M's Product of the Year competition honors excellence in new electrical product development, showcasing the most innovative products of the previous year. Winning products enable electrical professionals to complete jobs more efficiently and effectively.

For more information about P&S Signature Wiring Devices or DuraShield GFCIs, contact your P&S representative or visit www.passandseymour.com.
Pass & Seymour/Legrand is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, accessories and home systems in North America.

For more information, call 1-800-611-7277 or visit www.passandseymour.com.

About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Backed by sound business and financial structures, Legrand is actively expanding its presence in fast-growing geographical zones and market segments that include lighting controls, energy savings and home automation, through a sustained stream of targeted, self-financed acquisitions and other initiatives. In 2007 Legrand employed 35,000 people around the globe and reported sales of 4.1billion, including 25% in emerging markets. The company is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrandelectric.com

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