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1 © 2013 Sensor Switch

2 13 A BRAND YOU CAN TRUST Since 1987, Sensor Switch has been the leader in lighting control innovation. Now, as part of the Acuity Brands portfolio of lighting and controls solutions, we’re delivering even more products and services for all your lighting needs.


4 12 LONG LIFE Advanced relay switching techniques protect relays and provide extended relay life even in electrically challenging applications (e.g., large loads of T5 lighting).

5 12 LONG LIFE Patented Relay Contact Protection provides unsurpassed robustness to power packs Prevents mechanical wear on contacts by absorbing inrush from electronic ballasts Available on PP20 and SP20 units Tested to over 400,000 cycles Competitors power packs comparable to our MP20/MSP20 line of power packs (no contact protection)

6 11 ULTRA-LOW POWER CONSUMPTION Low voltage sensors (both PIR and Passive Dual Technology) draw very low current, enabling 14+ to be connected to one power pack (compared to <5 of other brands).

7 11 ULTRA-LOW POWER CONSUMPTION Key advantages of lower power draw Overall fewer design constraints More cost effective application into large areas that require multiple sensors (open offices, cafeterias, long corridors) as fewer power packs are required. Simpler application of sensors into applications with lighting panels as less power is required from panel.

8 10 FAILSAFE INSTALLATION Reversible line & load connections… …impossible to wire backwards Line voltage sensors utilize two reversible black wires for connection to line and load. Patented feature ensures that the sensor cannot be wired backwards – a condition which causes other brands’ sensors to be damaged

9 9 SIMPLE PROGRAMMING All digital push-button programming allows you to adjust settings without tools; no analog dials, pots, or dip switches required.

10 9 SIMPLE PROGRAMMING Allows for precise selection of settings Provides access to advanced features not normally provided with competitors products Provides positive user feedback during programming Facility owners feel comfortable adjusting basic settings themselves without a contractor call back

11 8 SELF-CALIBRATING DAYLIGHT CONTROLS All photocells have an automatic set-point calibration mode that can be run at any time of the day and in any daylight conditions.

12 8 SELF-CALIBRATING DAYLIGHT CONTROLS Close loop technology ensures user convenience is assured and minimizes importance of location “Deadband” is recalculated every cycle. This prevents changes to the rooms carpet, paint, and/or lamp aging or outage from effecting photocell performance. Every sensor is calibrated as a foot-candle meter. Automatic Dimming (ADC) and Occupancy Controlled Dimming (D) options not offered with other brands

13 7 RETROFIT MADE EASY Because of their ultra-low power requirements, wall switch sensors require no neutral connection – even two-pole dual technology versions! Additionally, low voltage sensors are compatible with other brands’ power packs, allowing for seamless transitions when converting from other brands.

14 7 RETROFIT MADE EASY Important in retrofit applications as existing switch legs often are only two wires (hot and load) with no neutral NEC and UL allow very low current to be pulled over ground connection (GFI’s trip ~4-6 mA) Sensor Switch products are engineered to draw ultra-low current (<500 microamps (µA) ) Since Microphonics is a completely passive technology it also requires very low current to function Sensors using Ultrasonic draw more current than allowed, thus requirement for neutral wire

15 6 LAMP-MAXIMIZING TECHNOLOGY Patent pending LampMaximizer® technology (standard in most sensors) allows users to aggressively target energy saving while still protecting lamp life. A minimum on timer prevents lamp cycles shorter than manufacturer recommendations. Additional optimizing features further enhance energy savings and lamp life.

16 What is LampMaximizer® Technology? Patent pending sensor intelligence that enables users to aggressively target energy savings while still protecting lamp life Three feature sets: LampMaximizer, LampMaximizer+, and Lamp Statistics LampMaximizer Basic feature set that includes two timers; one minimum on timer and one standard occupancy time delay LampMaximizer+ (disabled by default) Advanced operational mode that automatically adjusts occupancy time delay such that lamp life & energy savings are optimized Lamp Statistics Sensor maintains statistics on lamp on time and number of cycles6 LAMP-MAXIMIZING TECHNOLOGY

17 What is the LampMaximizer® Minimum On Timer? Sensors utilize two timers instead of just one 1.Minimum On Timer (15 min default) – preserves lamp life by eliminating all lamp cycles shorter than lamp manufacturers recommendations. 2.Standard occupancy time delay (10 min default) – lower time delay increases energy savings Both timers are user adjustable via push-button Test mode provided to enable convenient and quick operational testing —Disables minimum on timer —Sets Occupancy Time Delay to 30 sec —Reduces photocell transition periods to < 5 sec —Speeds up dimming rates to maximum —Sensor will revert to normal operation if left in test mode for 10 min6 LAMP-MAXIMIZING TECHNOLOGY

18 5 GREATER ENERGY SAVINGS Sensors are set to a default 10 minute occupancy time delay, while other brands use 15 minutes or longer. This provides for greater energy savings and underscores our faith in our detection abilities.

19 Occupied Time: 10 Minutes Occupancy Sensor Time Delay: — Typical Sensor Brands: 20 min (default) —Sensor Switch: 10 min (default) Total On Time of Lamps: —Typical Sensor Brands: 30 min —Sensor Switch: 20 min Energy Savings Comparison On Times - Sensor Switch vs. Competition Extra 33% Savings! Example 15 GREATER ENERGY SAVINGS

20 Occupied Time: 2 Minutes Occupancy Sensor Time Delay: —Typical Sensor Brands: 20 min —Sensor Switch: 10 min Minimum On Timer: ―15 min (in this case it holds lights on for additional 3 min) Energy Savings w/ LampMaximizer ® Comparison On Times - Sensor Switch vs. Competition Still Provides 32% Savings!5 GREATER ENERGY SAVINGS

21 4 100% ACOUSTICALLY PASSIVE Sensors emit no high frequency ultrasonic or microwave transmissions. No potential for interference and none of the headaches common with other detection technologies.

22 4 100% ACOUSTICALLY PASSIVE Ultrasonic sensors have had issues in the past with interfering with some hearing aides As a result, NEMA commissioned studies and created guidelines to prevent future problems The fact that NEMA created guidelines underscores the fact that the potential of interference will always exist with Ultrasonic technology

23 4 100% ACOUSTICALLY PASSIVE Ultrasonic sensors interfering with wireless microphones has been encountered in the field Mimio® electronic white-board readers utilize an Ultrasonic pen which is rendered useless if Ultrasonic sensors are active in the classroom

24 100% ACOUSTICALLY PASSIVE Ultrasonic Occupancy Sensors Ultrasonic Rodent Repellent Device Distance from Sensor (ft)4

25 3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS) Sensors both see occupants motion and hear the sounds they make. This technology is more effective than technologies that only detect motion (e.g., Ultrasonic/PIR) and eliminates false-offs.

26 3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS) Detection technology using a microphone inside of the sensor to hear sounds indicating occupancy Common applications are rooms with obstructions, such as bathrooms with stalls or open office cubicle areas Never used by itself, Microphonics is always coupled with PIR Referred to as having Passive Dual Technology (PDT), occupant motion must initially be seen by the PIR to turn the lights on, after which occupants can either be seen (via PIR) or heard (via Microphonics) for the lights to remain on What Is Microphonics?

27 How Is Microphonics Different Than Ultrasonic Technology? Better & more reliable detection No false ons from common building motion Detecting both sound and motion results in better occupant detection than sensors that use two technologies to only detect motion (and thus no false offs). Requires less power3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS)

28 How does Microphonics work in a noisy space? Only detects leading edge noises typical of human activity (e.g., talking, typing, rustling papers, etc.) Filters out building noises (e.g., HVAC rumbles or air currents). Automatic gain control (AGC) techniques are used to dynamically self-adapt a sensor to its environment by filtering out constant background noise.3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS)

29 Additional Microphonics Intelligence Advanced digital acoustic filtering prevents the prolonged presence of varying noises without any PIR events, such as leaving a television or radio on, from keeping the lights on. Sensors doubles Microphonics threshold every 30 min if only sounds are being picked up without any PIR. A single new PIR event will return sensor back to original threshold, if none lights will eventually go out Microphonics Sensitivity Over Time (assuming no PIR hits) Minutes of no PIR hits3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS)

30 Additional Microphonics Intelligence Sounds with periodicity, such as consistent clicks from a clock, are also filtered out Microphone “observes” retrips caused by spikes of electrical noise on the line right after a load is switched off and “locks them out” Microphone knows the sound of its own relay switching and filters it out Microphone is left on for 10 sec after lights are turned off to allow for voice reactivation3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS)

31 You can’t turn your back on our sensors!3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS)

32 You can’t hide in the bathroom either!3 PASSIVE DUAL TECHNOLOGY (PIR / MICROPHONICS)

33 2 SUPERIOR PASSIVE INFRARED DETECTION Digital PIR detectors and signal processing prevents false-ons caused by ingress noise. Each sensor is factory fine-tuned for optimum detection for its coverage pattern. No field sensitivity adjustments required.

34 2 SUPERIOR PASSIVE INFRARED DETECTION All PIR is not Created Equal… Excellent small motion detection even at great distances and in unconditioned environments Any sensor can detect a person in a warehouse in Minnesota in January…but be wary of using another brand in a warehouse in Arizona in July.

35 2 SUPERIOR PASSIVE INFRARED DETECTION 100% Digital PIR Detection Provides best immunity from RF (RF interference can false trip some competitor’s PIR sensors ) Quicker Initial Power-up Utilized on all CM(R), RM(R), CM(R)B, and WV models

36 And the #1 Reason to Spec & Sell Sensor Switch Products is…

37 1 CODE COMPLIANT Sensor Switch products are energy code (e.g., ASHRAE, T24) compliant.

38 1 CODE COMPLIANT Additionally, our wall switch sensors provide patent-pending convertible neutral / non-neutral wiring that makes meeting NEC 2011 and other jobsite requirements quick and easy. Step 1: Remove Yellow Label Step 2: Loosen Screws & Remove Metal Link Step 3: Connect Ground to Green Screw & Neutral to Silver Screw © 2013 Sensor Switch

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