Leviton announced today the expansion of its line of architectural lighting control systems with the introduction of the Sapphire™ 7-inch Wall Mount LCD Capacitive Touch Screen Controller. The new system provides an easy-to-use, customizable graphical interface for controlling lighting within a facility.
Sophisticated, yet user-friendly, the system features an 800 x 480 WVGA backlit screen with 24-bit color display, 130° x 110° viewing angle and elegant, low-profile design in multiple finishes that blend with any interior décor.
“Leviton’s new Sapphire LCD Touch Screen takes lighting control to a new level of functionality and simplicity,” said Richard Westfall, vice president and general manager, Leviton Lighting & Energy Solutions. “The system integrates a sophisticated, full-featured capacitive control console with the ease of effortless drag and drop screen design. Sapphire gives our customers the flexibility of a customizable user interface with the convenience of native control over scene, room and enterprise lighting management.”
Customers can customize the graphical user interface via a WYSIWYG screen creation tool. Sapphire’s PC-based editor enables the intuitive addition and configuration of user interface pages for each control grouping within a room or facility. Once a page is added, Button and Slider Controls are dragged and dropped onto the page or tab. Users can set up administrative functions, establish channel and group-level control functionality, set fade levels and fade time-outs, combine and separate room control and brighten or dim light levels. The system’s Button Control types include: Toggle, Press/Release Preset and Scene. Slider controls are ideal for applications requiring manual control of lighting levels within a zone.
Sapphire seamlessly integrates with Leviton GreenMAX®, Sector® and Dimensions® systems to provide a comprehensive lighting control network suitable for use in restaurants, hospitality, conference rooms, recreational facilities and theaters. From room control to complete building control, Sapphire is ideal for any application area where a touch control interface is desirable.
The system easily installs into a standard four-gang wall box. Face plates, sold separately, are available in White, Light Almond and Black. Software updates can be uploaded through a USB port located behind the system’s front panel. Sapphire is CE, NOM and FCC Listed and backed by Leviton’s Limited Two-Year Warranty.
About Leviton Lighting & Energy 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.
Leviton (leviton.com) 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.