Lutron Expanding Energy-Saving Temperature Control Offerings with Honeywell Thermostat

Thermostat Incorporates Lutron’s Clear Connect™ Wireless Technology

Coopersburg, PA (September 7, 2011) - Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics today announced it has expanded its line of temperature controls with the addition of a co-branded Honeywell touchscreen thermostat called TouchPRO. The combination of Lutron and Honeywell technology offers consumers the convenience of controlling heating and cooling systems to save energy throughout the home. The thermostat communicates with Lutron systems that also control lights, shades and stand-by power from small appliances.

The Honeywell thermostat complements Lutron's existing temperature control solution for its RadioRA® 2 system, and as announced earlier today, for it HomeWorks® QS system. These total home control systems operate via Lutron's Clear Connect™ wireless, RF technology, and can be easily installed in any home.

The Honeywell thermostat offers homeowners numerous benefits, including an intuitive touchscreen interface, an easy retrofit installation, and access to its extensive contractor network. The all-in-one thermostat design includes temperature sensing and HVAC connections on a single surface-mounted unit. Customers also have the option of adding control points using Lutron's seeTemp wall-mounted controls.

"Embedding our reliable Clear Connect wireless technology into a world-class Honeywell thermostat gives our customers full control of their energy consumption while maximizing their comfort," said Mike Pessina, president, Office of Product Development at Lutron. "We're happy to provide consumers with more energy-saving options for their homes and businesses."

"Consumers are looking for ways to better manage their energy consumption in the home. Lutron TouchPRO thermostat powered by Honeywell helps them control multiple sources of energy quickly and conveniently," said Beth Wozniak, president of Honeywell Environmental & Combustion Controls. "When used properly, a programmable thermostat can reduce an annual energy bill by up to 30 percent, while giving customers the flexibility to automate their comfort settings in a way that fits their needs."

The new TouchPRO thermostat can be ordered starting September 12, with a suggested list price of $450.

About Lutron Electronics (
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energysaving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

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