The Leviton Smart Load Center was named Best Home Technology Product winner during the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), held in Las Vegas. As part of the Best of IBS Awards, this recognition highlights the Leviton Smart Load Center as one of the best new products in home building for 2019. With over 300 entries submitted in nine award categories, 31 industry and media judges considered each product’s innovation, design, functionality and usefulness to the builder and homeowner when selecting the Best of IBS 2019 winners.
“Leviton, a trusted brand for generations, is proud to have one of our latest smart technology solutions recognized by the NAHB,” says Bob Becker, executive vice president and general manager for Leviton Residential. “With a product that is the first of its kind, we are honored to have been awarded the Best Home Technology Product at such a prestigious industry event.”
Through advanced engineering, the next generation Leviton Load Center’s circuit breakers install the same as the standard version and communicate with a Wi-Fi or Ethernet enabled data hub located at the panel. The hub securely transmits circuit breaker data to the homeowner’s router and the Leviton cloud. The internet connectivity sets up with ease, automatically discovering and sensing each of the smart circuit breakers through the My Leviton App.
When using the My Leviton App, users can:
- Monitor electricity usage per branch circuit or appliance.
- View usage trends and estimate their electricity bill.
- Setup alerts to be notified when a circuit breaker has tripped and why, or if an appliance has been on or off for a user-defined amount of time.
- Be assured the smart circuit breakers are receiving the latest firmware updates.
- Remotely turn off a branch circuit breaker to shed loads.
All this data will be shared in real time to the smart device, giving control over energy consumption, alerting users of trips and easing the diagnostic process for contractors.
“The Leviton Load Center has already revolutionized residential power distribution, but its next generation that we introduced at the 2019 International Builders’ Show really adds immense value to today’s homebuyers, electrical contractors and builders,” states Justin Berghoff, director of business development and product management at Leviton. “By focusing on the end-user experience, we advanced the Leviton Load Center with intelligent capabilities that will make it a welcome addition to any home.”