CALIF.— Jan 7, 2004 --- The Watt Stopper, Inc. announces a collaboration
with Green Suites International to market and distribute an energy-saving
motion sensor nightlight switch for hotel guest bathrooms.
The Watt Stopper developed the WN-100
Motion Sensor Nightlight Switch based on the results of a study conducted
by the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBL). The study tracked lighting
usage and energy consumption patterns in hotel guestrooms. Dr. Michael
Siminovich of LBL said, "We found that one of the largest energy saving
opportunities ... is eliminating the unnecessary extended operation of
the bathroom fixtures. More than 75% of the energy used ... occurs during
the occasion that they are left on for more than two hours at a time."
The WN-100 – which replaces a standard
wall switch in guest bathrooms – uses passive infrared technology to turn
lights off when the space is vacant. When lights are off, a highly efficient,
super bright LED provides a nightlight as a convenience and a comfort to
guests. In response to the announcement, Ray Burger of Green Suites International
said, "We are pleased to offer the WN-100 to the lodging industry - it
saves energy, enhances guest satisfaction and increases profitability."
WN-100 Motion Sensor Nightlight
Built-in nightlight illuminates room whenever overhead lights are off
Energy efficient, super-bright LED
Designed for hotel rooms and semi-public spaces
120 VAC, 60 Hz operation
Terminal style wiring simplifies installation
Adjustable time delay from 15 minutes to 2 hours
180° coverage, maximum of 300 sq ft
Manual-ON or Auto-ON operation
Impact resistant hard lens
Five year warranty; UL and CUL listed
The WN-100 from The Watt Stopper is a motion sensing wall switch and
nightlight that controls lighting based on occupancy. Designed for installation
in hotel rooms and other semi-public spaces, the WN-100’s nightlight remains
on whenever lights are off, providing constant illumination in the space
and energy savings through reduced usage of overhead lighting.
The WN-100 uses passive infrared (PIR) technology to detect occupancy.
Detection occurs when the WN-100 senses the difference between infrared
energy from a human being in motion and the background space. The WN-100
is factory set to Manual-ON operation, where users turn lights on by pressing
the ON/OFF button. Because in many cases, the nightlight provides ample
illumination, Manual-ON operation eliminates the potential for unnecessary
use of overhead lighting, maximizing energy savings. However, the WN-100
can be set to Automatic-ON, where lights turn on automatically when the
space is occupied. The WN-100 automatically turns lights off after a space
becomes vacant and a preset time delay elapses.
The WN-100 incorporates a unique nightlight that illuminates whenever
lights are off. The nightlight uses LED technology which consumes only
a marginal amount of energy. When necessary, this feature can be disabled.
The WN-100 also features a DIP switch selectable installer set-up mode.
In this mode, installers select Manual-ON or Automatic-ON operation, as
well as time delay, via convenient push-button programming. In addition,
contractor-friendly terminal wiring system eliminates the need for twist
connectors, making installation quicker and easier. The Watt Stopper’s
Zero Crossing Circuitry protects the WN-100’s relay from the harmful effects
of inrush current and increases product longevity.
The WN-100 was primarily designed for use in hotel guest bathrooms,
but can also be used in other spaces, including military housing and healthcare
facilities. The nightlight feature is a highly energy efficient method
for illuminating a space, providing convenience and safety to occupants.
Furthermore, in hotels, guests will receive constant nightlighting and
will no longer need, or be able, to leave their bathroom lights on all
night, resulting in energy savings.
About The Watt Stopper
The Watt Stopper, Inc., a Legrand
Group company, is a leading manufacturer of lighting control products for
commercial buildings, schools, retail stores and hospitality facilities.
The Watt Stopper's wide range of products provide buildings with the best
control strategy for optimal energy savings, including indoor and outdoor
occupancy sensors, day-lighting controls, lighting control panels, plug
load controls and energy auditing tools. For More Information on The Watt
Stopper contact Mary E. James, Marketing Communications Specialist, at
925-454-8254, email Mary_James@WattStopper.com,
and visit www.WattStopper.com
About Green Suites International
Based in Upland, Calif., Green Suites
International is lodging’s leading provider of profitable solutions with
environmental benefits. For more information on Green Suites International,
contact Ray Burger, VP Sales & Marketing, at 888-590-2285, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
and visit www.greensuites.com.