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  • New Release 0-10V Dimmer now available!

    Enerlites would like to introduce our new 0-10 low voltage dimmer 51300L! This newly design attractive LED dimmer allows you to control any LED, CFL, Incandescent and Fluorescent lights.

    The 51300L is a 0-10V decorator dimmer switch that provides optimal dimming control for 0-10V compatible LED drivers, fluorescent ballast and HID ballast. The 51300L dimmer features a mini paddle switch to turn your lights off or on and returning them to your desired level at any time.


    • Single Pole / Three-Way
    • 120-277 VAC, 60Hz
    • 0-10V Dimming
    • Dimmable fluorescent ballast and LED drivers
    • Dimming control fades up and down smoothly
    • No Power Pack Required
    • California Title 24 Compliant
    • UL Listed
  • Reduce your energy consumption with a Wireless Plug Load Sensor.

    Enerlites Inc., is proud to announce their energy saving Wireless Plug Load Controller. Plug Load Control requirements are being driven by electrical and energy governing bodies such as NEC, ASHRAE, CA Title 24 and NEMA which have already enacted and are working to enact new standards to require automatic shut-off of electrical outlets when plugged in devices are not being used. The common goal is energy efficiency, but may require retrofit and upgrades to electrical outlets. The Enerlites Plug Load Control device makes implementing these mandated changes effortless.

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  • Will a humidity sensor switch help control my homes humidity

    Some parts of the Midwest, South and East Coast struggle with humidity year round, sometimes worse than others. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, at times humidity can be stifling and limit some people’s activities. So does the humidity only affect you? What about your home?

    According to the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) research on controlling relative humidity, they recommend keeping indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity ideally between 30 and 50 percent, 60 percent maximum.

    The EPS says, by controlling the relative humidity in a home, the growth of some sources of biological contamination can be minimized. If you don’t live in humid areas, standing water, water-damaged materials, or wet surfaces can also serve as a breeding ground for molds, mildews, bacteria, and insects. House dust mites, are one of the most powerful biological allergens, growing and thriving in damp warm environments. The combination of dust and humidity can easily lead to household mold problems potentially causing health issues.

    Humidity is caused when high levels of moisture enter building cavities or get inside, when excessive moisture is produced indoors, or when indoor air comes into contact with cold surfaces such as single-pane windows or uninsulated walls. Excess moisture may be the result of activities by the occupants indoors, especially in bathrooms or kitchens.

    Humidity is the amount of water vapor that air can hold depending on its temperature. Since warm air can hold more moisture than cold air, we talk about “relative humidity” (RH). Since the moisture holding capacity of cool air is less than that of warm air, the excess moisture condenses, usually on the first cold surface. The temperature at which the air can hold no additional moisture is called the “dew point.”

    Indoor humidity is the result of the amount of moisture produced inside, the relative humidity of the air outdoors, and the building air-exchange rate. Depending on the building air-exchange rate, the same amount of moisture may cause no moisture problems in one house, while resulting in serious mold and mildew in another.

    When struggling with home humidity problems or other issues related to elevated humidity, or excessive moisture in your air, you must act swiftly. In humid buildings, attic condensation can result in mold and mildew that often grows on clothes or cardboard boxes and can get out of hand quickly.

    What if you do not have an air conditioner and you live in a humid climate; or what if your swamp cooler doesn’t control humidity? Solving home moisture problems can start with looking for moisture sources outside the house and determining how to control them, minimizing production of humidity inside the house, and installing ventilation where needed can be simple. One of the most effective ways of controlling humidity and household molds is proper bathroom ventilation.

    No matter where you live, installing a humidity sensor switch like Enerlites dual technology PIR humidity sensor switch is easy and ideal because it automatically sense levels of humidity and turns on and off fans and ventilation systems. It can also control lighting as well as humidity. With built in motion sensors it can detect if someone is in the area and turn off lights when no one is around. More importantly the humidity sensing controlling device can start and stop ventilation, helping to reduce humidity in bathrooms, kitchens, pantries, and even garages or warehouses. For added convenience the PIR Humidity wall sensor switch can also be operated manually.

    If buying a new home or remodeling your current home a dual technology motion sensing switch with humidity control is a must! Protect your house and make sure your bathroom does not build and collect humidity. For more information, call your local electrical distributor or see our innovative dual technology switch at http://www.enerlites.com/enerlites-dwhos-dual-tech-pir-humidity-wall-sensor-switch.

  • Best uses for electrical floor boxes in residential applications.


    I understand that electrical floor boxes have been used in industrial applications like hotels and offices for some time. There convenience and streamline design seem like they would also be applicable for home use. Are these types of electrical floor boxes coming to a home near me or can I install these type of boxes myself in my house?

    You are correct, many innovative home builders are using pop up floor boxes and floor box receptacles in new homes as a way to modernize homes and provide home buyers with the features they want in a cost effective way. If you’re building or retrofitting a home, you can now put an electrical outlet anywhere you want. No longer do they have to be in a row on the wall. Electrical floor boxes can be installed in cabinets, by fireplaces or right into wood or tile flooring. Pop up floor boxes are also catching on in desks and granite countertops, right in the kitchen.

    Talk to your electrical contractor or architect to get their input on where and how they can be installed so that they comply with local code and regulations. If remodeling a home office Enerlites has floor box receptacles with RJ45 connectors for you home network which are UL listed. For areas where water or liquids may be of concern they also have weatherproof floor boxes. For added convenience many floor boxes can pop-up so access is even easier.

    Although technology is moving fast, right now we are still stuck with plugging devices and lights into electrical receptacle outlets. But what if you want a lamp or a place to plug in your laptop or hand held tablet in the middle of a room. There’s no reason to be stuck with an ugly extension cord running long your floor, also causing a trip hazard. Why not install an electrical floor box or pop-up floor box right where you want it? Remember, when dealing with electricity it is also important to defer to a licensed electrician professional but an experienced DIY may be able install a floor box themselves. Cutting in and mounting a steel outlet box is a job anyone with basic carpentry skills can handle. Connecting the power can be a little trickier and may also require a building permit from your city. Often electrical building inspectors may give you free advice but if there’s any doubt and you’re not confident please contact a licensed electrician.

    Really there’s no reason why you should not have a power outlet wherever you need one. Electrical floor boxes are no longer just for commercial and industrial applications. Installing them in your home is easy and makes sense. For a list of cost effective, durable floor box solutions check out our selection at http://www.enerlites.com/floor-boxes or contact your local electrical distributor for easy delivery of the items you need.

  • Should I ask my contractor to install light motion sensors in my house to save money?


    Light motion sensor switches have been a popular way for companies to save money while being considered more environmentally conscious. This same technology used in commercial applications is available for your home. This simple, efficient and durable lighting approach can stand up to the test of every day usage. So, what are light motion sensors? Indoor light motion sensors will turn the lights on in a room when it detects any motion and will automatically turn the lights off after a certain period of time if there is no motion detected. Seems like a simple principle because it is! But does it work and will it save me money?

    One of the concerns many people have is that since it is plugged in – sensing motion all the time, does it use energy? Motion sensing switches do have some phantom energy use. Let’s run a quick scenario, for example, if a motion sensor switch uses about a watt of energy on standby mode for 23 hours a day and 5 watts on active mode for about an hour a day, this could trim a bit off of your overall savings. So what is the real cost, over the course of a month, according to the NPR.org, the nationwide average of electricity costs $0.12 per kilowatt hour, the switch itself may use up to 0.84 kilowatt hours, or about $0.10 of energy, per month. Compare this with kids or family member leaving the light switch on for hours at a time and this can add up, room by room.

    I would recommend these of many areas of your home! Never have to yell, “turn the lights off” anymore! What are areas of the house where you might accidentally leave the lights on for long periods without noticing. Hallways, closets, bedrooms, laundry rooms, utility closets and bathrooms. This is particularly true if there are multiple lights on that switch. Living room and family rooms seem to be two areas where lights get turned on and never turned off, kids walking away into the kitchen or bedrooms, simply leaving the lights on for someone else to turn off.

    Let’s look at another example, who many lights are in a light fixture? The light fixture in our guest bedroom has four lights in it. If these all contained sixty (60) watt bulbs and we left it on for a day, the energy use alone would have made the automatic light switch worth it! Or what about your bathroom? Often the bathroom lights are “caught” on, but how many lights are in that fixture, heating up the room and driving up your energy usage? And how many hours per day were they accidentally left on?

    Not only can light motion sensors help with the consumption of energy but a few innovations have made them ideal for bathrooms with an added humidity sensor built-in, which can automatically turn of bathroom fans, not only reducing humidity but energy as well. See http://www.enerlites.com/enerlites-dwhos-dual-tech-pir-humidity-wall-sensor-switch for more information.

    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity now accounts for 61% of all energy consumed in commercial buildings. If you translate that percentage to your home, look at your bill and calculate that high percentage and how effective light motion sensors could be. So ask your contractor to install as many energy efficient devices as possible in your home! Light motion sensors can easily be installed in new construction as well as remodels and retrofits. Our technical experts can guide your contractor to select the right products for your application.

  • Now Available 51300 LED Dimmer

    2017 is finally here! and to start off the new year, Enerlites would like to introduce our new 51300 LED dimmer! This newly design attractive LED dimmer allows you to control any LED, CFL, Incandescent and Fluorescent lights.


    • Single Pole / Three-Way
    • Incandescent & Halogen bulbs 700W
    • Dimmable LED & CFL bulbs up to 150W
    • Compatible with most high efficacy light bulb
    • Rated At 120V AC, 60Hz
    • Unique mini paddle switch with side light level slider

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  • New HET06-R 7- Button Preset Time Switch

    Dear Valued Enerlites Inc Customer,

    We are pleased to announce the latest advancement to our popular electronic in-wall timer Item/single-news HET06-R-W.By improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our products we insure the best quality and service for our customers. This Electroni Programmable Timer has been engineered to include an additional 1000 wattage capability as well as an extended time... function up to 4


    Lumiah Inc. - Montreal, Canada "Working with Enerlites has been great! Excellent products at a very competitive price. Everyone has been efficient and understanding and always more then....happy to help. We recommend Enerlites to all our... customers." - Arie Benchaya, President of Lumiah Inc.

  • Electrical Supplies Unlimited

    Enerlites Inc. is proud to welcome Electrical Supplies Unlimited Inc. SD on becoming one of our new distributor! "Enerlites products have not only met our expectations, but exceeded them. We've.... been selling their product lines to our customers since January 2015, and have never had any returns or complaints. The devices have a great appearance, are attractively packaged, and Enerlites always has sufficient inventory." - Ed Friedlein, President of ESU Inc.

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