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HAI will demonstrate the CFL Switch and additional HAI products in Booth C952 at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 19-22, 2010.

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.), leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced today that it’s developing a 500W CFL Switch.
The 500W CFL Switch (HAI part number 35A00-1CFL) controls dimmable compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) providing the equivalent of 1500 watts of incandescent brightness. Traditional incandescent dimmers will abruptly change the dimming of a CFL bulb. However, The CFL Switch has a dimming profile that is optimized specifically for dimmable CFL “twist” bulbs. This profile provides smoother dimming throughout its range. Additionally, HAI’s CFL Switch has a minimum brightness setting to prevent the bulb from flickering.

The 500W CFL Switch has an auto-off feature that can be set up using UpStart Software (HAI free download). This feature is ideal for pantries, closets, or anywhere that manual on/automatic off operation is desired for energy savings. The switch LED will blink when the switch is timing out. Additionally, the switch can easily be made into a non-dimming switch from the paddle itself if desired.

“The HAI CFL Switch is part of our continuing efforts to provide energy efficient solutions,” explains Jay McLellan, HAI President. “The CFL Switch development is a direct result of consumer requests, whose opinions HAI greatly values.”

The 500W CFL Switch will be available in almond, light almond, black, brown, grey, ivory, and white. Additionally, the switch uses a standard Decora style wallplate for limitless décor options. The 500W CFL Switch is also available in a case of 12 (HAI part number 35A00-1CFLCS).

HAI’s 500W CFL Switch is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2010.

HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries. For more information, please visit HAI’s website, www.homeauto.com

About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, Touchscreen interfaces, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI’s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80 countries.