MELVILLE, N.Y., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today announced the launch of Zipline™, an industry-first linear fluorescent lighting fixture retrofit solution that reduces installation time and eliminates wiring errors. The Leviton-exclusive system utilizes an integrated ballast and lampholder in a self-contained assembly unit that greatly decreases components and wiring points necessary to retrofit existing lighting fixtures for use with energy efficient lamps. This effectively removes the most time-consuming installation processes – wire connections and socket installation – allowing for twice as many retrofit fixture installations in the same amount of time.
The new Zipline system is a revolutionary labor savings solution combining nine separate components into two easy-to-install modules. Engineered for commercial and institutional retrofits, Zipline requires fewer pieces, fewer connections and up to half the installation time. This unique system easily mounts into the existing lighting fixture, bypassing the need to install and wire ballast and socket components separately. Ballast and lampholders are integrated into one unit that installs quickly and easily using only two screws per side, streamlining the retrofit process.
"Leviton has provided innovative electrical solutions for more than 100 years, so we understand the needs of electrical contractors and building managers for labor and time saving solutions associated with fluorescent lighting fixture retrofits," said Daryoush Larizadeh, Chief Operating Officer for Leviton. "Allowing our customers to work smarter, not harder, Leviton's industry-exclusive Zipline adds another solution-based product to Leviton's expanding portfolio of time, energy and money saving technologies."
Zipline is available with optional easy to assemble, snap-in reflectors that improve lighting efficiency. The system fits most two-by-two and two-by-four troffers, and is available in two- and three-lamp configurations as well as in high, normal and low ballast factors. Zipline is matched with a best-in-class five-year limited warranty. For more information about Zipline, visit www.leviton.com/zipline.
About Leviton Lighting & Energy Management Solutions
Leviton Lighting & Energy Management Solutions products meet or exceed federal, state and industry building standards, and often enable customers to qualify for tax incentives and work toward earning LEED credits. A member of the United States Green Building Council, Leviton products include self-powered wireless occupancy sensors, lighting control relay systems, intelligent dimming systems and controls and daylight harvesting systems used in green buildings around the world. In addition, Leviton submetering and energy management software solutions allow users to measure and monitor energy usage. Learn more at www.leviton.com/les.
Leviton is the smart choice for the global electrical industry, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/user/Levitonmfg.