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Legrand Arteor lighting devices for energy efficiency and enhanced aesthetics

Legrand’s range of Arteor wiring devices - which encompasses simple switches, to the most advanced home automation systems – also provides complete solutions for modern lighting management.

Legrand has combined stylish design and leading-edge technology to create modern wiring devices with numerous functions and various finishes that meet the requirements of the most basic electrical functions, as well as complicated and demanding automation tasks.

Legrand’s design team has worked with ‘the power of new ideas’ slogan to produce elegant, energy efficient fittings, with a fine balance between function and form. Legrand offers architects, interior designers and consultants the opportunity to specify custom designed devices that suit the decorating theme of specific projects.

To reinforce the high-end character of these devices, the most sophisticated and innovative materials have been selected, giving Arteor a multi-cultural identity in line with its international positioning. These finishes include woven metal, red mirror and marine leather. Other finishes like plastic, metal, tattoo, wood and brushed steel are also available.

What’s also notable about this range is users are able to ‘mix and match’ the design option and type of finish for any control function and these combinations can be changed at any time to suit exact requirements.

The versatility of Arteor lighting controls enables users to create their own lighting scenarios, whether it is low illumination, bright lighting, or a cinema setting. Motion sensitive and automatic switches, as well as a new generation of dimmers, have not only been designed for elegance and flexibility, but also for enhanced energy efficiency.

Arteor universal dimmers optimise potential energy savings of modern lighting techniques, by enabling the dimming of all types of lamps.

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Legrand’s range of Arteor wiring devices - which encompasses simple switches, to the most advanced home automation systems – also provides complete solutions for modern lighting management

These universal push button dimmers are suitable for the control of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), as well as halogen and incandescent lamps.

These universal dimmers are fully modular for quick and easy installation in new buildings and in renovations. This two-wire universal push button dimmer system, which can be installed without a neutral wire, also accommodates easy replacement of a traditional switch.

This system can have one or several push buttons without neon, for on/off dimming control.   are programmed to come on again at the same lighting level as before they were last switched off.

With a nightlight function, this device is also suitable for bedrooms, particularly children’s rooms. Once switched on at a pre-set level (for example 33 %) the light will fade gradually for one hour, until it turns off completely.

Devices for automatic or adaptable control of lighting in offices include skirting lights with a built-in detector, automatic switches and a lighting environment controller. The installation is enhanced by adding systems like access control, video, audio and data outlets, at the same time maintaining enhanced aesthetics.

Legrand also focuses on specific lighting functions necessary for hotels. Bedside lamps and the main room lighting, as well as the opening and closing of blinds or curtains can be controlled simultaneously. Universal icons ensure easy recognition and instinctive hand-eye control.

The Arteor range, which is compatible with South African socket and flush-mounting box standards, provides an efficient solution to all requirements of architects, interior decorators, electricians and home owners who call for a flexible, efficient, modern and aesthetically pleasing system.

Legrand SA launches new website

Legrand SA, specialists in electrical and digital infrastructures, has revamped its website to include up-to-date technical information and practical advice about the latest systems available for residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare applications.

This easy-to-navigate website is an inspiring reference for local architects and designers, electrical engineer and contractors, homeowners and DIY enthusiasts, as well as general retailers, property developers and facilities management specialists.

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The Legrand website includes background about the global Legrand Group, which is represented in over 90 countries, with a turnover of over 5-billion EUR and employing over 36 000 people. Since the establishment of the South African subsidiary in 1985, the local operation has developed an extensive distribution network throughout southern Africa.

The website showcases Legrand’s comprehensive product range, which is designed to suit specific requirement of every industry. For example, in the commercial sector, information is provided about audio and visual equipment, cable management, lighting, wiring devices and UPS systems. For residential applications, Legrand gives information about security products, home automation, lighting, wiring devices and distribution boards, as well as breakers and timers. Neat nurse call and Novo alarm and call systems, form part of Legrand’s healthcare solutions.

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Legrand SA, specialists in electrical and digital infrastructures, has revamped its website to include up-to-date technical information and practical advice about the latest systems available for residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare applications.

For a good number of products showcased on the site, recommended retail pricing is shown and for customer convenience, there is also a quote request facility. This is the first stage in development of the upgraded site, that will eventually offer a full e-commerce platform.

The site also highlights the Johannesburg showroom and takes viewers on a virtual tour around theme-rooms that showcase dedicated product solutions. These include home automation, hospitality, healthcare and the office environment.

Legrand South Africa provides comprehensive training in various subjects for electrical, architectural and design professionals. Courses include Arteor wiring devices (switches and sockets) as well home automation solutions, power and protection (circuit breakers, enclosures, busbar, transformers and UPS), cable management (DLP trunking, Soluflex, power poles, desktop modules and pop-up boxes), VDI (Legrand cabling system - LCS3), lighting, energy management and healthcare solutions.

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Brochures and e-catalogues are also accessible from this site and there is also a facility for specific on-line requests, as well as recent news about the company. There is also a section about Legrand’s export services and a list of carefully appointed distributors, including Builders Warehouse outlets around the country.

As a member of the South African SAFEhouse Association, Legrand gives the assurance of the reliable supply of quality products that are safe to use.

For information, inspiration and advice go to www.legrand.co.za

Legrand's Vantage home automation and lighting control systems

Legrand’s intelligent Vantage home automation and lighting control system combines advanced technology, simplified software and the latest products, for one-touch control of electrical functions in commercial, residential and luxury marine applications.

The Vantage system, which ensures elegant and easy integration of technology into a lavish environment, offers personalized solutions for exact lighting requirements - by controlling artificial and natural lighting. The flexibility of this system also provides precise solutions for climate control and sound diffusion. 

The Vantage Controls system is suitable for single-room lighting control and is easily customized for an entire house, office or hotel lighting automation project.

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According to Legrand, key benefits are flexibility and functionality, user comfort, improved safety and energy efficiency, as well as adherence with green initiatives. Although this system is easy to operate, initial planning and programming of the installation is important.

This lighting system is controlled through Vantage keypads, touchscreens or Equinox apps. Other products include InFusion controllers, dimming modules, sensors, timers and thermostats – all with a modern design for enhanced aesthetics and increased capabilities.

The Vantage system has simple screens, similar to a smartphone, with an intuitive Equinox user interface and simple keypad, that enable users to operate the system without formal training. Changes to settings can be made as often as is necessary, until the user is fully satisfied with scenarios. It is easy to add or remove features, with a swipe of a finger. Pre-programmed widgets - or applications – are embedded in the screen design to include lighting, weather, climate, scenes, shading and timers.

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By integrating electrical functions of the establishment into the InFusion control platform, users are able to easily control lighting, temperature and audio/visual, from any room in the building. A simple mobile app enables full control and monitoring of the installation remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Personalized settings, with multiple profiles, enable the programming of scenarios to suit the needs of all users in the establishment. Typical applications include one-touch lighting controls for on, off and dim in one room, or for the control of all lights on an entire floor or building. It is easy to adjust the temperature in a room for personal comfort and energy savings and to set the shutters to open in the morning and close in the evening. A single touch to saved scenarios for lighting illuminance, music selection or temperature control, sets the scene at any time or for a special event. 

InFusion controllers - the main brain of the system - are available as a IC-DIN-II Lite controller and IC-DIN-II controllers, with Lithium battery back-up.

The Vantage solution offers co-ordinated dimming of all lighting loads, including incandescent, fluorescent and LEDs. The dimming module, which is mounted in a main or secondary power enclosure, is designed for expansion. With one controller, the centralized lighting system allows for up to 120 stations and with multiple controllers (up to 31) each with its own station bus connection, the system can control 120 on bus and 60 on Ethernet.

Legrand mini sensors, which are discretely flush-mounted to avoid clutter, are the smallest sensors available.

What’s also important, is Vantage has been designed to accommodate new installations and retrofit (wireless) projects, as well basic layouts that will eventually be extended to complete automated installations.

Legrand SA, through its network of accredited Vantage system integrators, offers the local market an advisory service for system selection, design and synchronization. Assistance with programming implementation and on-going support is also provided.

Vantage Controls offers a five year manufacturing warranty on lighting controls and automated solutions.

 

Additional Information

Vantage Controls – a Legrand brand - has received many prestigious global awards, including the Electronic House 2017 Product of the Year and Architectural Record's Product of the Year in 2016. 

Legrand wireless chargers for mobile devices for quick charging in all environments

Legrand’s wireless chargers for mobile devices have been designed to make life easier in a busy world – either at home, in the office, or when travelling.

These wireless chargers, with advanced technology, are ergonomic and functional, with versatility for use without cables in all environments and adaptable for specific needs.

According to the Legrand design team, all a user has to do is place a compatible mobile device on the wireless stand and it will automatically start charging. There is no longer the concern about a flat battery and being out of reach.

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This practical system has a slim design for installation on a horizontal furniture surface like a kitchen counter, entrance hall dresser or bedside table, or it can be discreetly built into furniture, or flush mounted on a wall, to enhance the décor of the room.

With this convenient charging system, it is not necessary to search for the right cable or an available socket.

The only requirement is the smartphone must be equipped with a QI-standard induction charge receiver. This global standard now guarantees compatibility of all smartphones with induction charging and ensures the user has the best of the technology, without any connection constraints.

Legrand’s wireless chargers are not only designed to charge a smartphone wirelessly, but a second device – a tablet, power bank or another mobile phone – can be charged simultaneously, by using a cable in the integrated USB port.

This practical system has a slim design for installation on a horizontal furniture surface like a kitchen counter, entrance hall dresser or bedside table, or it can be discreetly built into furniture, or flush mounted on a wall, to enhance the décor of the room.

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For total mobility, Legrand designers have made sure these robust wireless chargers can be used inside and outdoors. Not only are these robust devices shockproof, but also weatherproof and can withstand the demands of busy public places like airports, hotels, bars, restaurants, libraries and waiting rooms. They are also suitable for outside areas like patios, or areas near a swimming pool.

For total mobility, Legrand designers – which are cognisant of the need for easy access to energy at all times - have made sure these robust wireless chargers can be used inside and outdoors.

Not only are these robust devices shockproof (IK8) but also weatherproof (IP66) and can withstand the demands of busy public places like airports, hotels, bars, restaurants, libraries and waiting rooms. They are also suitable for outside areas like patios, or areas near a swimming pool.

Legrand’s commitment to the local market encompasses the launch of the latest products to ensure South African consumers are able to keep abreast with the latest global trends.

These new wireless chargers are available throughout the country from Legrand and its extensive distributor network.

Legrand Environmentally Friendly Transformers

Legrand’s extensive range of products and systems for electrical installations and building infrastructures encompasses cast resin transformers, designed for low environmental impact.

Legrand’s energy efficient cast resin transformers, which efficiently transfer electrical power between two different voltage systems, at the same frequency, are manufactured according to stringent quality and safety specifications. These transformers have no risk of insulating fluid losses and are a low fire hazard - even in harsh environments, like on the mines and in chemical and petrochemical plants.

Other advantages of these transformers are significant savings on electricity costs and minimal energy waste. This compact system has also been designed for easy installation and low maintenance requirements – no oil changes or periodic oil purifications are necessary.

The absence of flammable insulation liquids, the use of self-extinguishing materials exempt of toxic gas emissions, reduced noise levels and low electromagnetic emissions, ensure enhanced environmental protection in all sectors.”

Legrand’s standard distribution transformers have rated power between 100 and 3 150 kVA, primary rated voltage up to 36 kV and secondary rated voltage up to 433 V. Special transformers have rated power up to 17 000 kVA. The variable impedance level selection enhances the options on the fault level requirements and various tap settings are also available.

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The Legrand's energy efficient cast resin transformers efficiently transfer electrical power between two different voltage systems, at the same frequency, are manufactured according to stringent quality and safety specifications.

Unlike oil transformers - cast resin units, with reduced overall weight, size and dimensions - can be installed inside commercially occupied buildings. Civil costs are reduced, as there is no need to cater for oil containment bunions. This means optimum flexibility of the location in any installation. Because no cooling fluids are necessary, maintenance costs are also minimised.

These transformers have features for enhanced efficiency and optimum safety. Rubber inserts alleviate the transmission of vibrations between core and windings, also reducing operating noise levels and absorbing thermal expansion of components. Sockets on the MV side adapt the primary voltage to the mains, which can be set with the transformer switched off.

Class F insulating material, at 155°C, allows for a temperature rise of 100°C and the epoxy resin insulation means low maintenance. The carriage of these units, which allow safe movement, is pre-equipped for the mounting of IP reinforced enclosures.

Accessories include thermal sensors or thermistors, electronic units for temperature control and forced ventilation systems to increase transformer power in temporary overloads or at high environmental temperatures. Legrand can also supply MV terminations for plug-in connections, surge arrester kits and anti-seismic supports. Various enclosure options are available, with different degrees of protection against the environment, as well as for human protection.

Legrand transformers are enhanced by the Zucchini busbar trunking system which provides synergy for a direct connection. These busbars are available in aluminium or copper.

Legrand offers a technical advisory service on which transformer and busbar trunking system provides the best solution for every specific application. in the distribution of electrical power, energy co-generation, rectification and traction.

Price Increase January 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

I would like to begin by expressing my sincerest gratitude for your valued contribution to business this year. It is also pertinent to mention our thanks for your commitment towards Legrand and for being such loyal partners. Your feedback and support are undoubtedly very important to us and we trust that we have met your expectations this year so far in both customer service and support.

Indeed, we never like to compose such notices. However, we pride ourselves on being one of the few manufacturers, who in fact maintained a consistent pricing for almost the last two years.

Nevertheless, due to the volatile exchange rates, and increase of raw materials over the last 24 months, Legrand will increase its prices across the board by 9%.

This increase will be effective from the 2nd of January 2018, allowing us to inform our customers in advance for preparation.

Please be assured of our best attention at all times, and should you have any concerns; feel free to contact any member of the Legrand family.

My best wishes and support for the remaining of the year.

Johan Bosch
General Manager

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.