Four Smart Thermostats from LUX Products Receive Energy STAR Certification 

The LUX KONO, LUX KONO Pro Edition, LUX GEO and LUX GEOx Pass ENERGY STAR Requirements

Saving Homeowners on their Energy Bills


Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 2018 – LUX Products Corporation is proud to announce that its top-selling smart thermostats are now ENERGY STAR® certified. ENERGY STAR is a joint partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps businesses and individuals save energy and protect the environment through energy-efficient products, homes, and buildings.  The LUX KONO, LUX KONO Pro Edition, LUX GEO and LUX GEOx have all earned their ENERGY STAR certification.


Smart thermostats is a category that ENERY STAR sees tremendous value when it comes to helping homeowners save energy.  To achieve certification, ENERGY STAR products must be third-party certified based on testing in EPA-recognized laboratories. In addition to up-front testing, ENERGY STAR products are subject to “off–the–shelf” verification testing each year. The goal of this testing is to ensure that changes or variations in the manufacturing process do not undermine a product’s qualification with ENERGY STAR requirements. The program’s emphasis on testing, third–party review, and compliance screening bolsters its integrity and ensures that consumers can trust ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, and commercial facilities to deliver the energy savings promised by the label.


“We are proud that our suite of four smart thermostats have received ENERGY STAR certification,” said Rob Munin, CEO of LUX Products Corporation. “There has been a significant increase in smart thermostat purchases over the past two years as consumers become aware of their flexibility and personalization to control comfort and savings; whether home or away.  A smart thermostat is one of the first smart entry products into creating a smart home. Choosing a smart thermostat that is ENERGY STAR certified gives homeowners confidence in the quality and reliability of their purchase and it highlights demonstrated energy savings and environmental benefits. This certification just furthers our commitment to offering innovative, high quality home comfort solutions to the marketplace.”


According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, if everyone used a smart thermostat, we would save 56 trillion BTUs of energy and offset 13 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year, equivalent to the emissions of 1.2 million vehicles. To help in this cause, ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats are required to:


  • Work as a basic thermostat in absence of connectivity to the service provider.
  • Give residents some form of feedback about the energy consequences of their settings.
  • Provide information about HVAC energy use, such as monthly run time.
  • Provide the ability to set a schedule.
  • Provide the ability to work with utility programs to prevent brownouts and blackouts, while preserving consumers’ ability to override those grid requests.


In addition to these requirements, they must meet additional temperature accuracy and standby criteria outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.


ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats are also designed to be compatible with rebate programs sponsored by local utilities.  To see what local rebates are available, check with your local provider or go to http://luxproducts.com/rebates/.


About LUX Smart Thermostats

LUX offers a suite of smart thermostats designed to enable homeowners to easily control and personalize their home comfort.  Some of the key features include compatibility with voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit and the Google Assistant; a home and away aware (geofencing) capability to manage energy and costs while residents are in and out of the home; and easy accessibility to control comfort and savings directly from app-anywhere, anytime – across multiple thermostats in multiple locations.


The LUX smart thermostat portfolio includes:

  • The KONO Smart Series- Equipped with today’s best-in-class smart features, the KONO Smart thermostat brings a new level of ease, personalization and design to home comfort with its new Décor-snap™ covers and stress-free interface. The Pro Edition extends the warranty with contractor installation and provides contractors with customization of the app and product.
  • The LUX GEO Series – The LUX/GEO puts the flexibility and control of home comfort in the hands of the home owner, either via smartphone device, desktop or the product’s intuitive control panel. GEOx for those customers with the need for high-end, multi-stage systems and humidity control from a single control point. The GEOx goes beyond the thermostat basics of heating and cooling. Homeowners can now control humidification and dehumidification systems and HVAC comfort from one smart device.




About LUX Products Corporation
LUX Products is an innovator in home comfort. The company continues to revolutionize how the thermostat is used in the home through innovative product design and forward-thinking mobile services. Through its rich heritage in designing and manufacturing innovative products and services, LUX  leads the industry with a wide variety of superbly designed, feature-appropriate, reliable thermostats for every home and budget. With more than 100 years of experience, first delivering reliable timing devices and 30 plus years of home comfort control products, LUX is one of the largest brands of thermostats with over 15 million thermostats installed.  Its products have been noted by well-regarded consumer influencers and its smart products are compatible with home automation technologies like Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.  To learn more about LUX Products, visit www.LUXProducts.com.



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Kim Miller

LUX Products Corp.