Hamilton Launches New USB Socket
Showcased at Decorex 2010, stand J317
26 September 2010
Leading supplier of decorative electrical wiring accessories and lighting controls, Hamilton Litestat, will unveil its first ever USB socket at this year's Decorex event, as well as an update of its Digital Mercury lighting control system.
Following the announcement from the GSM Group - whose members include Nokia, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Motorola - that from January 2012 new mobile phones will be issued with a USB charger only, built in USB plates are now in hot demand. Hamilton's innovative new product will be a wall-mounted USB socket combined with a standard 13A socket - perfect for hospitality, residential and commercial settings where USB devices need charging. From iPods to digital cameras, PDAs to mobile phones, the USB socket eliminates the need for a computer from which to charge the devices. Available in a smooth white finish, the power is only activated when a device is plugged in and a handy LED indicates when the device has finished charging, offering a safe, secure solution.
Another product showcased on Hamilton's stand will be the new, improved Digital Mercury intelligent dimming system which will be centrally operated via a range of newly designed boxes, usually hidden out of view in an under-stairs cupboard. Hamilton has designed a series of ready-made boxes with four, eight or twelve circuits which will be simple to install and available quickly. Whilst contractors will love the convenience of the new boxes, interior designers and end users will continue to appreciate the wide range of design-led plates that the wall-mounted Digital Mercury control panels are available on.
As well as the new items, Hamilton's comprehensive range of switch plates and sockets will be available for visitors to view - from up-to-the-minute lighting control plates in piano black to traditional wooden light switches, the quality products are mostly British made at the company's Wiltshire and Bristol bases.
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