When it comes to light switches, most are pretty bland. There’s the white, the off-white and even the eggshell options. Of course, you could get crazy and put one with cartoon characters on your wall, but even your kids may think you’re crazy.
Legrand wants to make that switch an eye-catching spot, via its new adorne collection. This new line of switches, dimmers, outlets, and wall plates can add a splash of color and/or technology into the room, without having to do an overhaul of your decor.
Perfect for the homeowner, interior designer, and do-it-yourselfer, the adorne series features a total of seven models, each with a unique on/off activation and user experience. A few of the standouts include:
- The Touch Switch: Features capacitive touch technology to control lights and has a translucent face that operates just like an iPod.
- The Wave Switch: Activates lights with the wave of a hand.
- The SensaSwitch: Turns lights on and off when people enter or leave a room.
- The Pop-Out Outlet: Pops out when needed to provide three outlets; pushes back in to fit flush to the wall when not in use.
Another interesting option is the adorne Under-Cabinet Lighting System, which puts lighting, power and music in the kitchen, all without cluttering the backsplash. In June, the company also plans to introduce the adorne Wi-Fi Music System, Wireless Video Intercom, and Whole-House Wireless Lighting Controls.
“Historically, consumers and designers haven’t given their light switches a second thought—if anything, they were more concerned with hiding them,” said Mario Gonzalez, vice president of marketing for the adorne Collection. “Extensive research tells us that homeowners and the architecture and design community are ready for something new and different. Through the launch of adorne, Legrand is enabling consumers to give the same level of design expression to their light switches as with all other decorative products in the home.”
Available in 32 finishes, including cast metals, natural woods, leather, and an array of hues, Legrand will start showcasing the adorne Collection in select lighting showrooms and home improvement stores nationwide starting in May 2013.
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