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Glossary

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Adapter

An accessory used for interconnecting non-mating devices or converting an existing device for modified use.

AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter)

An electrical wiring device that provides protection from electrical fires that could result from arc-faults.

Bluetooth

Communication protocol for connected Leviton devices including audio and lighting.

BitWise

AV control solution that lets you control your media room or whole house from a tablet or smartphone.

Combination Wallplate

A multiple- gang wallplate with openings in each gang to accommodate different devices.

Decora® Wallplate

Wallplates with Decora-size openings for compatibility with Leviton’s entire line of Decora devices. Available in a variety of multiple-gang configurations. Screwless-design snap-on versions also available.

Dimmer Switch

A switch with electronic circuitry that provides DIM/BRIGHT control of lighting loads.

Duplex

Two receptacles built with a common body and mounting means; accepts two plugs.

Evr-Green®

Leviton's complete line of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)

EVSE

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Five Star Dealer

Professional integrator that offers the proper automation solution for your family and home.

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

A receptacle with a built in circuit that will detect leakage current to ground on the load side of the device. When the GFCI detects leakage current to ground, it will interrupt power to the load side of the device, preventing a hazardous ground fault condition. GFCI receptacles must conform to UL Standard 943 Class A requirements, and their use is required by the National Electric Code NFPA-70 in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

Hi-Fi 2

Distributed audio system from Leviton, pairs best with our JBL speakers.

Lampholder

A device with contacts that establishes mechanical and electrical connection to an inserted lamp.

LED

Light-emitting diode; a solid-state semiconductor device which converts electrical energy directly into light.

Lighted (Illuminated)

A receptacle with a face that becomes illuminated when the device is connected to an energized electrical circuit.

Locking Receptacle

A receptacle designed to lock an inserted plug with a matching blade configuration when the plug is rotated in a clockwise direction. The plug can only be removed by first turning it in a counter-clockwise direction.

Low-Voltage Switch

A switch rated for use on low-voltage circuits of 50 volts or less.

Occupancy Sensor

Device which automatically turns the lights ON when motion is detected and automatically turns the lights OFF when motion is no longer detected.

Omni

Security & automation system built into one comprehensive solution, scalable from townhomes to estates.

Plug

A device with male contacts intended for insertion into a receptacle to establish electrical connection between the attached flexible cord and the conductors connected to the receptacle.

Receptacle

A device with female contacts designed for fixed installation in a structure or piece of equipment and which is intended to establish electrical connection with an inserted plug.

Renu®

The Renu® collection includes colorful switches, dimmers and outlets with colorful wall plates you can update yourself whenever you're ready for a new look. Effortlessly change covers by snapping on/off to accentuate your interior design scheme.

Safety or Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

A receptacle specially constructed so that access to its energized contacts is limited. Tamper-resistant receptacles are required by the National Electric Code NFPA-70 in specific pediatric care areas in health care facilities.

Slide Switch

A switch with a slide-action actuator for making or breaking circuit contact. Dimmer switches and fan speed controls are also available with slide-action mechanisms for lighting and fan speed control

Straight Blade Flanged Outlet

A non-locking outlet into which mating straight-blade plugs are inserted at a right angle to the plane of the outlet face.

Straight Blade Receptacle

A non-locking receptacle into which mating plugs are inserted at a right angle to the plane of the receptacle face.

Structured Media

Leviton Structured Media enclosures provide a convenient termination location for wiring home runs from wall outlets, creating a distribution point for voice, data, audio, and video applications.

Surge

A short-duration overvoltage spike or disturbance on the ac power line, having duration of a few milliseconds or less.

Surge Protective Device

See "Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS)" definition.

Surge-Suppression Receptacle

A receptacle with built-in circuitry designed to protect its load side from high-voltage transients and surges. The circuitry will limit transient voltage peaks to help protect sensitive electronic equipment such as PC’s, modems, audio/video equipment, etc.

Switch

A device for making, breaking, or changing the connections in an electric circuit.

Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

Mandated in all new residential housing and required in hospital pediatric wards for over 20 years, these devices have proven significantly effective in preventing electrical injuries resulting from attempting to insert foreign objects into receptacles.

Three-Way Switch

A switch, always used in pairs, that controls a single load such as a light fixture from two locations. This switch has three terminal screws and has no ON/OFF marking.

UL 1449 Listing

The industry standard for Surge Protective Devices. A Surge Protective Device must have a UL 1449 Surge Suppression rating on its label in order to verify that the device has been tested with IEEE standardized waveforms. Devices without this identification should not be considered reliable surge protective devices.

Vacancy Sensor

Lights must be manually turned ON but will automatically turn OFF when the room is vacant and motion is no longer detected.

Wallplate

A plate designed to enclose an electrical box, with or without a device installed within the box.

Weatherproof Flanged Outlet

An outlet specially constructed so that exposure to weather will not interfere with its operation.

Weatherproof Receptacle

A receptacle specially constructed so that exposure to weather will not interfere with its operation.

Weatherproof (with Cover Closed) Wallplate

A UL Listed cover that meets specific test standards for use in wet and damp locations with the cover closed.

Weatherproof (with Cover Open) Wallplate

A UL Listed cover that meets specific test standards for use in wet and damp locations with the cover open or closed.

Z-Wave

Common residential communication protocol for Leviton lighting, allowing wireless devices to speak to one another and create a system in your home.

ZigBee

Long-range wireless automation protocol for Leviton energy management products.