Melville, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leviton Zipline™ system, an industry-first linear fluorescent lighting fixture retrofit solution that reduces installation time and eliminates wiring errors, has been named a 2012 NECA Showstopper Award recipient. Presented by Electrical Contractor Magazine, the awards spotlight ground-breaking products and services designed to help electrical contractors on the job and are selected by contractors and end users with direct experience with the products.
The Leviton-exclusive Zipline 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 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 is honored to have our innovative Zipline system selected for this prestigious industry award from Electrical Contractor Magazine," said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton's Chief Operating Officer. "As we strive to allow our customers to work smarter, not harder, receiving the NECA Showstopper Award is further demonstration of Zipline's industry-exclusive technologies to save time, energy and money."
Leviton was presented with the NECA Showstopper Award at the 2012 NECA Show which took place Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information about Zipline, visit www.leviton.com/zipline. For Zipline video footage from the show, visit Leviton's YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/tGpJm0Fny-Y.
About Leviton Lighting and Energy Management Systems
Leviton lighting and energy management systems 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 sub-metering 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, 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/Levitonmfg.