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Eaton Residential Solutions Featured on FOX’s New Competition Series, “HOME FREE,” Premiering Wednesday, July 22


July 22, 2015
By Business Wire News

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.

Power management company Eaton today announced its latest residential solutions will be showcased on FOX’s new competition series “HOME FREE,” which will highlight technologies defining the next generation of smart and energy-efficient homes. Hosted by Mike Holmes, professional contractor and the host and creator of “Holmes on Homes®”, the first episode airs Wednesday, July 22, from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, on FOX. More than 1,000 Eaton wiring devices, lighting products and other residential solutions will be used throughout eight Atlanta area home renovations featured in the series.

“The HOME FREE program provides an opportunity to demonstrate Eaton’s technologies and expertise, bringing a new level of connectivity, energy efficiency and safety to our homes,” said Tami Armagost, Eaton Certified Contractor Network/Homebuilder program manager. “Contestants and viewers will better understand how innovative wiring devices, lighting and other residential solutions are making home renovation faster, easier and dramatically more efficient.”

Mike Holmes will present contestants with tasks designed to test and challenge the skills of do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Throughout the series, the Eaton products will help contestants keep their project’s power reliable, safe and accessible. Featured products include Eaton’s AL Series Smart Dimmers, USB receptacles for smart charging and Halo light-emitting diode (LED) recessed downlights. Additional Eaton solutions used to help update the homes include: three-way receptacles and switches, tamper-resistant receptacles, dual purpose arc fault/ground fault circuit breakers and home surge protector solutions.

For more information about Eaton’s featured solutions, visit www.eaton.com.

On HOME FREE, FOX’s new competition series featuring couples vying to win their dream home and premiering Wednesday, July 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), nine deserving couples are challenged to revive one run-down home every week. During each episode, famed professional contractor Mike Holmes (“Holmes on Homes®”) will present the couples with tasks designed to test and challenge the skills of these do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Holmes will be with the competitors every step of the way – picking apart their work and demanding they meet his high standards, while also sharing his expertise and guidance to help them reach new heights. But in a surprise twist, when the work is done for the day, the couples don’t have far to travel to get home…because not only must they work together to restore the home, they must all live together in the same dilapidated work site 24/7. The more they accomplish, the better they sleep at night.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Eaton
Mark Horner, 412-893-3590
markhorner@eaton.com