P&S Tamper-Resistant Nightlight/GFCI Receptacles Win Category Award in Product of the Year Competition


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (April 8, 2009) - Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, has been selected as a Category Winner in the 2009 Electrical Construction & Maintenance Product of the Year competition for its Tamper-Resistant Nightlight/GFCI Receptacles. The devices earned the recognition in the Wiring Devices category. Platinum, Gold and Silver Product of the Year winners will be announced in July.

The P&S Tamper-Resistant Nightlight/GFCI Receptacle is a GFCI receptacle with a built-in nightlight, providing safety and convenience for homeowners, contractors and remodelers. The Receptacle also includes a shutter system, preventing children from inserting metal objects into the socket and touching electrically live components.

The Receptacles meet the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) standards for child electrical safety. The sealed LED nightlight has a 20-year life expectancy, eliminating the need to change bulbs. A photocell illuminates in the dark and turns off automatically in the daytime, saving energy.

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 Tamper-Resistant Nightlight/GFCI Receptacles, 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 1-800-776-4035 or visit www.passandseymour.com.

About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. 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 Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrandelectric.com

FROM: Pass & Seymour/Legrand

P.O. Box 4822

Syracuse, NY 13221

AGENCY: Eric Mower and Associates

Syracuse, NY 13204

CONTACT: Carri A. Prue

(315) 413-4286

cprue@mower.com

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