Legrand Home Automation Featured in MainStreet America® Home Building Showcase

Showcase in Houston Targets Customers Interested in Building a New Home or Specifying Products for Home Renovations

HARRISBURG, PA, July 19, 2012 - Legrand, the national leader in innovative home technology systems and solutions, has partnered with MainStreet America® to showcase its home systems and controls in four of the complex's 12 model homes.


Located outside of Houston on a 14-acre site, MainStreet America - which includes a 45,000 square foot guest center containing a conference center, design studio, restaurant and other amenities - is a progressive approach to home building that enables customers to tour a variety of model homes, providing a year-round interactive experience where customers can not only look at home designs but also use handheld devices to scan features, fixtures, and amenities to learn more about their benefits. This allows prospective home buyers to casually explore the cluster of a dozen model homes at their leisure, much like they would strolling around a mall, and fill their virtual shopping cart with the home products they desire.

"MainStreet America is an exciting approach to new home sales and we're proud to be part of it," said Fritz Werder, Vice President and General Manager, On-Q. "This is an extremely unique opportunity for customers to experience the benefits of our full range of products in a pristine setting, and we can't think of a better place to showcase our new advanced systems. It's particularly suited to Legrand because customers who embrace such an innovative, interactive approach are far more likely to specify cutting edge products and solutions in their new home."

MSA-park-from-front-away-from-i45Legrand products will be featured in homes ranging in price from $150,000 to $616,000 (based on the current Houston market). One of these models, the Wakefield, will be a net zero home - a state-of-the-art green building that's designed to generate its own electricity without producing any carbon emissions - and include On-Q's Unity Home System, lyriQ Multi-Room Audio, Selective Call Intercom, cameras and more. Connect One Security, a strong supporter of Legrand solutions, will facilitate On-Q product installation and configuration at all four Legrand MainStreet America homes.

Legrand plans to outfit two of MainStreet America's 12 models - Ashby Manor and Timber Groves - with their next-generation range of lighting, audio and connectivity products, all of which will be released in August 2012.

MainStreet America is set to open in October 2012. In addition to the interactive model homes, it will also have a design center dedicated entirely to home automation. Legrand systems will be prominently featured there, as well.

About The Home Systems Division of Legrand

The Home Systems Division of Legrand combines an innovative lifestyle-solutions approach to selling home technology with elegant, award-winning products. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., the Home Systems Division of Legrand manufactures On-Q home technology products which are sold and installed through a network of distributors, dealers and residential builders. Learn more about us on the web at www.legrand.us/onq.

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