Legrand's Ysalis range of switches and sockets has been well accepted by the local market

Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets, which were launched in South Africa at the beginning of the year, have been well received by the local market.

Feedback reveals that style, convenience and energy saving are key features that add to the popularity of this new range.

Ysalis - designed for new and existing installations -provides easy control of lighting and fans and accommodates current and new RSA standards for local plugs. Ysalis is easily adapted to suit European two pin socket appliances. 2400 mA intelligent USB technology provides fast charging of two devices, with balanced load sharing. Universal dimmers control incandescent and halogen loads, as well as LEDs and compact fluorescent lamps. This range is also fully compatible with Legrand trunking systems.

White or champagne coloured cover plates, which are slim and curvy shaped, enrich the décor of homes and offices. Switches can be fitted with fluorescent indictors for improved comfort and safety in the dark.

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The modular design of the Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets allows the user to change connection functions, as well as colour of the plate at any time.

Electrical installers are impressed with these compact mechanisms, where there is more space in the back box for easy wiring. For improved safety, a spacer separates high and data currents. Installation is also effortless. Data sockets are fitted with tool-less connectors, eliminating the need for punch down tools.

The modular design allows any configuration of Ysalis to be adapted to suit present and future needs. With this system, it’s not necessary to damage the wall to increase, remove or change the number of lighting points or connections – the same box and support frames are used to accommodate all modifications.

Various modules are available - from one to three modules, up to six modules – with double or triple pole switches.

Legrand’s commitment to its local customer base encompasses the ongoing launch of products to meet exact market requirements. Ysalis wiring devices suit standard market segments looking for sophisticated, yet affordable fittings, with safe and reliable control features.

Ysalis is available throughout the country from Legrand and its extensive distributor network, as well as in in pre-packed kits from Builders Warehouse outlets.

 

Legrand's new Neat Novo complete carephone for the elderly

Legrand’s portfolio of integrated healthcare solutions for the elderly, encompasses a range of alarm and call systems, designed for safe and reliable use in private homes, retirement villages and nursing homes, as well as healthcare and assisted living facilities.

Through joint venture agreements with Neat – global leaders in telecare technology – and Call4Care – providers of emergency response services - Legrand now offers advanced telecare solutions for the elderly in South Africa.

A conventional panic button system, without two-way communication, is often not sufficient in a crisis. The newly launched Novo carephone system’s dependable alarm button and powerful, clear sound, enables quicker assessment and easier handling of any emergency situation.

Advanced Novo digital carephones have been developed by Neat for easy integration into a private home or other elderly care establishments. This system, which is easy to install and operate, improves safety, ensures peace of mind and makes life easier for the elderly, their families and caregivers.

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Legrand’s newly launched Novo digital carephones have been developed by Neat for easy integration into a private home or other elderly care establishments. This system, which is easy to install and operate, improves safety, ensures peace of mind and makes life easier for the elderly, their families and caregivers.

Novo carephones are used in conjunction with Smile waterproof portable radio transmitters, which are small, well designed devices, that are easy to wear as a pendant or bracelet, enabling the wearer to trigger an alert from anywhere in their home.

In the event of a fall, or any emergency situation, a light touch on the red alarm button of the radio transmitter automatically contacts the Call4Care emergency call centre. A clear voice connection with a trained care operator is immediately established, who quickly assesses what is needed and reacts appropriately.

The Novo digital telecare system is a completely new intelligently designed end-to-end digital concept, where the interior and exterior features optimise all functionalities for high quality care.

These flexible devices have three possibilities for communication - IP, GSM and analogue. A built-in, high power speaker and sensitive microphone ensure exceptional acoustics for both parties during an alarm call. Battery back-up maintains functionality for speech alarms and digital supervision for up to 450 hours.

To ensure an efficient, uninterrupted service, configurations and regular software updates, with latest improvements and functionalities, are carried out remotely.

The response centre is operated 24 hours a day on the Legrand NEAT call management system by Call4Care’s highly trained team.

Legrand’s range of Neat customer-specific solutions extend from dependable carephone systems, to advanced accessory systems with radio transmitter add-ons and the latest software solutions.

 

Legrand announces winner of the Ysalis lucky drawn competition held in conjunction with Builders Warehouse

Legrand has announced the winner of the Ysalis lucky draw competition that was run on Facebook recently.

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Jayson Gough (left) hands over a R5 000 Builders Warehouse voucher to André Nel, winner of Legrand’s Ysalis lucky draw competition

André Nel has won a R5 000 Builders Warehouse voucher for his ‘selfie’, which was taken in front of Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets at the Strubens Valley Builders Warehouse outlet.

Legrand’s Ysalis range – known for energy saving, enhanced aesthetics, safety and reliable control - is now available in pre-packed kits from Builders Warehouse outlets around the country.

 

Legrand's new Classe 300X13E video entry system for the highest levels of security in modern living

Legrand’s new Classe 300 connected video door entry system has advanced design features, coupled with the latest technology, to offer the highest levels of security control in modern living environments.    

The Classe 300X13E video internal unit, with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, a smartphone and a dedicated App, ensures every installation is totally automated and easily managed, either from inside the home, or at a distance - even from another country.

According to the Legrand design team, all functions in the installation connected to the 2 wire video door entry system can be controlled by a smartphone. With the dedicated BTicino Cloud and remote connection, users can manage calls, open the gate, activate internal and external cameras, operate lighting and control timed actuators of a sprinkler system.

The compact Classe 300X13E video internal unit has a wide 7” screen display and is available in a light or dark finish, with a modern glass effect. It can be wall mounted or rests on a table on a supporting frame.

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The Classe 300X13E video internal unit, with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, a smartphone and a dedicated App, ensures every installation is totally automated and easily managed, either from inside the home, or at a distance - even from another country.

 

Functions are activated by means of touch sensitive keys to control the main video door entry functions. Tactile guides for easy recognition include a door lock release, camera activation, favourites for configuration and a hands free communication facility.

This system, with Wi-Fi connectivity integrated in the video internal unit, does not require installation complexity and configuration needs no IT skills. Once the Wi-Fi connection on the home network is activated and the configure key is pressed, the Door Entry App will search for the Classe 300X13E and will automatically connect and self configure.

The video internal unit transfers all configuration of the 2 wire video door entry system - cameras, door locks and activations - to the App and updates automatically after each modification.

The user interface is designed with the most commonly used functions on the home screen. These include app settings, camera display, door lock management and call home directly. It is also possible to display the mobile devices associated to the video internal unit and disconnect or cancel these at any time.

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Legrand’s new Classe 300 connected video door entry system has advanced design features, coupled with the latest technology, to offer the highest levels of security control in modern living environments.  

Intuitive access to all functions include allowing access to visitors, answering calls, adjusting screen settings and changing rings tones. To see what is happening outside, it is easy to look at pictures from the external pushbutton panel camera or from the camera connected to the system. Users are able to communicate with other rooms of the home, or other homes and can mute sound when necessary. An answering system function records film clips of visitors and also allows outgoing messages to be recorded.

It is easy to update and replace an existing outdated internal unit or video internal unit with Classe 300, without the need for extra wiring – as long as there is Wi-Fi connectivity. The 2 wire technology of this system is also suitable for renewing the entire system.

In a nutshell, the smartphone is an inter-communicating terminal with the video internal unit. This system, which is supported throughout the country by Legrand, gives users the flexibility to answer the video door entry system from any room of the home, while in the office and even when away on holiday. Users can also open gates, activate cameras, operate lighting and control sprinkler systems.

 

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Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets are now available in pre-packed kits from a leading hardware retail chain – Builders Warehouse.

According to local homeowners who have selected Ysalis fittings, the charm is in the stylish design of each device. Slim, curvy shaped plates - available in white and champagne - enhance the décor of any room and also provide easy and convenient control of functions like lighting, fans, air-conditioning and the television.

   
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Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets are now available in pre-packed kits from a leading hardware retail chain – Builders Warehouse.

Ysalis sockets accommodate current and new RSA standards for local plugs and are easily  adapted to suit European two pin socket appliances. 2400 mA intelligent USB technology provides fast charging of two devices, with balanced load sharing.

Legrand notes that the modular design allows any configuration to be adapted by changing the connection function and colour of the plate at any time. With this system, there is no damage to the wall to increase, remove or change the number of lighting points or connections – the same box and support frames are used to accommodate all modifications.

In a nutshell, the new affordable Ysalis range boasts advanced features for energy saving, enhanced aesthetics, safety and reliable control.

 

Legrand launches Nuvo intelligent sound system for digital music with exceptional sound quality

Legrand’s new intelligent Nuvo sound system solutions have been designed for access to a limitless gallery of music, with exceptional sound quality, that would be impressive to any composer of the music resounding throughout the home.

The Nuvo sound system is easy to create and customise - even for technologically challenged music lovers. This system is made up of audio Hi-Fi components, where the player amplifier is connected to a Wi-Fi certified router, or with wires to the home LAN network. At the push of a button - through a high quality digital signal flow - music is streamed from various online options, or accessed from a personal music library. This system is easily expandable by adding Nuvo Players to other zones, so there is different music blaring from various rooms in the house.

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Legrand’s new Nuvo intelligent sound system has been design for simplicity, accessibility to all music, high sound quality and installation flexibility.

The Legrand Nuvo Player App allows system configuration and management of all functions through a Tablet or Smartphone. This App automatically downloads favourite music and artists for fast, easy browsing.

The in-wall keyboard controls functions like play, pause, volume, mute and track skip for quick and simple management of every audio environment. Even better is the added flexibility and easy control of the in-wall touchscreen. The P30 is a fully functioning seven inch Android tablet that provides seamless control of the Legrand Nuvo Player system.

The Nuvo system has the flexibility of three installation solutions – the wireless audio system and the wired system, or a combination of wired and wireless systems to provide the highest level of design flexibility.

This discrete wireless audio system - with a slim, compact design - has three available options. A player amplifier with a 40 Watt, 120 Watt amplifier, or a pre-amplifier player, that transforms an existing audio system into a performing Nuvo system. Bluetooth aptX ensures high fidelity streaming playback from personal devices and a USB port and line-in input are used to add new audio sources to the installation at any time.

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The Nuvo P4300 Professional Series Player- the latest generation in the series - provides high quality audio to three independent zones.

Legrand’s wired audio system, which can be expanded via the wireless system, is a professional solution for sound systems in rooms fitted with a LAN network.

These 3-zone players have a compact design for rack installation in a single module and are available in two flexible options – 3 x 40 Watt or 3 x 100 Watt players. USB port and line-in input are used to add new sources and line in/out per zone add power in the open spaces.

Every player amplifier combines a user’s favourite digital contents, including online services and personal devices, in a single access point. Tabletop speakers and a player portfolio sound bar and subwoofer, enhance flexibility of this system to meet all sound requirements. With this system, users can create the ultimate audio experience, with four listening modes for movie, music, voice and night.

Nuvo high performance loudspeakers up to 120 W are manufactured from quality components to ensure sound excellence. Series 2 speakers, with silk dome tweeters and Polypropylene woofers, are recommended for areas where a balanced sound, with moderate volume levels, is needed.

Series 4 loudspeakers have aluminium tweeters and glass fibre woofers for sound clarity, while Series 6 Titanium speakers, with Carbon fibre woofers, provide maximum power handling and ensure dependable sound performance for large areas of the house.

Legrand’s loudspeakers are designed for effortless flushmounting installation in ceilings, in plasterboard and brick walls, as well as in floors and cupboards. 4 mm thick finish grids adhere to the loudspeaker through magnets along the external frame.

All Legrand systems are enhanced by a comprehensive solutions-based service that also encompasses technical consultation and system support.

 

Legrand completes DIY and retail offering with launch of HPM every day lighting and ventilation products

Legrand has extended its range of DIY products to incorporate new everyday electrical components, including lamps, worklights, wall fixtures and pendant fittings, as well as extractor fans.

“Feedback from home enthusiasts indicates a need for safe, affordable and reliable light fittings, that are easy to install,” states Johan Bosch, general manager, Legrand SA “The HPM range, which adheres to stringent quality and safety specifications, meets all requirements for home lighting, including energy efficiency, flexibility and enhanced aesthetics.”

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HPM lighting devices encompass LED worklights and floodlights, as well as wall fixtures and cylinder, round and square pendant fittings. Lamps with cool or warm illumination, are available as dimmable and non-dimmable options.

Ventilation systems in this range include square and round extractor fans for installation on walls or ceilings.

The newly launched HPM DIY lighting and ventilation range completes Legrand’s extensive DIY portfolio, which also includes security products, switches, sockets and plugs, boosters, chargers and extension outlets. Also this range are MCBs, distribution boards and mini trunking.

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The newly launched HPM DIY lighting and ventilation range completes Legrand’s extensive DIY portfolio.

Legrand has recently introduced an interactive online and printed DIY guide for end users and retailers. This efficient product manual - where HPM, Arteor and Ysalis pre-packs have a one part number – ensures easy product identification and alleviates the complication of constructing modular systems.

 

Legrand launches Ysalis switches and sockets to local economy and standard market segments

Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets - with the latest technology for energy saving, safety and reliability - have recently been launched in South Africa.

The company's strategy to introduce a chic range of wiring devices to economy and standard market segments, meets local demand for sophisticated, yet affordable fittings, with safe and reliable control features. 

"This stylish new Ysalis range has a contemporary design that enriches the décor of any home or office and also provides easy and convenient control of lighting, air-conditioning and the television," states Sonja Leibbrandt, marketing and pricing manager, Legrand SA, part of the global Legrand Group. "Slim, curvy shaped plates, available in white and champagne, can be fitted with fluorescent indictors on the switches for improved comfort and safety in the dark."

"What's important feature for the local market is Ysalis sockets accommodate current and new RSA standards for universal dimmer switches and data and USB sockets, as well as TV sockets for audio and video connections. These switches and sockets are also fully compatible with Legrand trunking systems."

"It's also impressive that the modular design allows any configuration to be adapted to suit present and future needs. With this system, it's not necessary to damage the wall to increase, remove or change the number of lighting points or connections - the same box and support frames are used to accommodate all modifications."

The compact design of these mechanisms provides more space in the back box for easy wiring and for enhanced safety, a spacer separates high and data currents.

There are various modules available - from one to three modules, up to six modules - with double or triple pole switches. 

Universal dimmers are designed for new and existing installations, to dim incandescent and halogen loads, as well as LEDs and compact fluorescent lamps.

For easy installation, data sockets are fitted with tool-less connectors, eliminating the need for punch down tools.

Ysalis wiring devices enhances Legrand's Arteor range, which encompasses simple switches, to the most advanced home automation systems.

Legrand's commitment to its local customer base encompasses the ongoing launch of products to meet exact market requirements. Energy efficiency, enhanced aesthetics, flexibility, reliability and safety, are critical in the development of all Legrand systems. The company has made a substantial investment in research, development and design to ensure all products comply with South African standards and regulations.
 

 

Legrand extends Arteor range to include Arteor Exclusive - solutions for individual elite projects

Legrand’s range of Arteor wiring devices now encompasses the new ‘Arteor Exclusive’ portfolio, which has been developed for exceptional projects globally, that demand more than standard electrical fittings.

“Arteor Exclusive combines electrical switch plates in a selection of stylish colours, materials and textures – with round or square rocker plates - to suit exact specifications in upmarket installations,” says Sonja Leibbrandt, marketing and pricing manager, Legrand SA. “This elite range is individually manufactured for each project, according to specific electrical functions and décor requirements. The Legrand team offers a personalised service, from initial planning of the project, product selection and manufacturing, through to delivery, installation and support after completion.

Legrand’s range of Arteor wiring devices now encompasses the new ‘Arteor Exclusive’ portfolio, which has been developed for exceptional projects globally, that demand more than standard electrical fittings. 

“The cherry on the top is Legrand’s flexibility of design allows for personalisation of cover plates to enhance brand image and boost customer loyalty. For example, the installation could include a corporate logo, icon or family crest.”

The Neutral range of Arteor Exclusive highlights clear shapes and subtle colours – magnesium, white pearl, champagne and dark bronze.

Legrand’s Tattoo collection, with intricate patterns, is the inspiration of urban culture. This series includes standard and high-end mirror designs, in black, white or mirror ivy and metro.

The Mirror collection, which can provide optical contrasts or form an integral part of the overall interior design concept, has been designed for modern environments. This range showcases vibrant colours like blueberry, mango, raspberry and green apple.

The Graphic range is an expression of baroque splendor to reflect the avant-garde in fashion and design. This collection is also inspired by ancient cultures of East Asia and includes red moon designs, with the appearance of small works of art.

Brushed metal devices enhance urban luxury, with the appeal of unspoilt nature. Brushed surfaces in pink champagne or black, add a naturally elegant charm to any contemporary setting.

Modern reflective metal cover plates in black, gold and stainless steel emphasise the splendor and opulence of the installation.

High quality white and grey oak wood finishes are perfect for those environments that elegantly combine innovative technology, architecture and nature.

Arteor Exclusive combines electrical switch plates in a selection of stylish colours, materials and textures, to suit exact specifications in upmarket installations

The Leather collection exudes an air of ultimate luxury and represents pristine quality in installations for those who demand the most lavish finishes.

The use of plastic in the City collection is transformed into a sophisticated modern design element to create slick Black Mosaic and Cube cover plates.

Legrand’s Arteor Exclusive range – the crème de la crème in design and technology - meets the finest requirements of architects, interior decorators, electricians and home owners.

 

Legrand's UPS systems for small offices and home environments - Niky and Niky S

Legrand’s extensive range of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, encompasses solutions designed especially for the protection of data in small offices, commercial environments and home applications.

Niky and Niky S UPS single phase systems, which ensure a safe and reliable power supply from 600 VA to 3 000 VA, have been developed by Legrand for quick installation and easy configuration,” states Sonja Leibbrandt, marketing and pricing manager, Legrand SA. “These compact microprocessor controlled UPS systems have an electronic automatic voltage regulator (AVR) an intelligent communication interface and integrated self-diagnostics, to provide reliable protection of the installation.”

Legrand’s Niky and Niky S UPS single phase systems, which ensure a safe and reliable power supply from 600 VA to 3 000 VA, have been developed for quick installation and easy configuration. These UPS systems ensure the safety of data in small offices, commercial environments and home applications.

Other features include a cold start function, an RS-232 or USB interface and modem/LAN telephone protection. Buttons and LED signalling provide real time control of the status of the UPS system.

Niky line interactive UPS – single phase VI systems, with IEC multi-socket outlets and a pseudo-sinusoidal waveform, offer a back up time between 5 and 30 minutes. This system offers advanced management according to battery discharge level.

Niky S line interactive UPS – single phase VI-SS systems have a sinusoidal waveform output, excellent voltage regulation and intelligent battery management, to offer protection against voltage peaks, as well as over-load and short-circuit protection. The back up time of this system, which is either eight or nine minutes, is measured under optimum operating conditions.

A range of communications accessories has been designed for managing and configuring the UPS, as well as for remote control of the system.

These UPS systems are available in convenient, user-friendly packaging and are supported throughout the country by Legrand and its carefully selected distributor network.