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Lutron Electronics Launches Dimmers with New Energy Awareness Feature

Coopersburg, PA (May 12, 2009) – Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics helps homeowners visualize energy savings with the new eco-minderTM family of dimmers. The eco-minder family is an addition to Lutron’s energy saving line of dimmers.

Lutron’s innovative, new, eco-minder dimmers feature an LED display that provides the user with instant feedback when they are saving at least 15% energy, allowing them to see as they save. The eco-minder reminds users to dim their lights to reduce energy consumption, as well as allows them to show others how to conserve energy. Replace a standard switch with an eco-minder dimmer and save up to $30 per year*. Dim lights by 15% to extend bulb life by three times.
The eco-minder family includes two different styles of dimmers.

Maestro® eco-minder:
• The eco-minder LED lights change from red to green when the user is saving at least 15% energy
• Customizable, delayed, fade-to-off lets the user leave the room or get into bed before the lights go out
• Available now in white; available in July in ivory, almond and light almond at electrical distributors, lighting showrooms, online retailers and lutronstore.com.
• Suggested list price is $45.50

Meadowlark™ eco-minder:
• The eco-minder LED light changes from red to green when the user is saving at least 15% energy – the green light brightens to indicate additional energy savings
• New slide dimmer with Designer-style opening provides smooth dimming operation
• Rocker switch allows users to turn lights on to a set level
• Available in July in white, ivory, almond and light almond at electrical distributors, lighting showrooms and online at lutronstore.com.
• Suggested list price is $24.80

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com):
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures lighting controls and automated window treatments for residential and commercial applications. Lutron products save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and office.

*Actual savings may vary depending on use and application. Stated savings based on dimming (4) 75 W incandescent reflector lamps (rated at 1500 hrs each, costing $1.75 per lamp) by 50% (perceived light level corresponding to 40% reduction in power level) for 5 hrs per day with electricity cost of $0.104/kWh. To calculate your own savings visit: www.lutron.com/energy

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