Smart Thermostats Receieve Energy Star Certification

By: Marketing

We are thrilled to announce that our suite of smart products is now ENERGY STAR® certified.  The LUX KONO Pro Edition, LUX GEO and LUX GEOx have all earned their ENERGY STAR certification.  This is big news for everyone as we all know how label driven consumers can be when deciding between products.  LUX stands out among other top brands for its energy efficiency and reliability.


In addition to homeowner confidence, there are also a lot of incentives sponsored by the federal and state government, as well as utilities, when it comes to ENERGY STAR compliance. The ENERGY STAR rating ensures that products are truly doing what they should be doing in an efficient and energy-saving way.


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.


As homeowners continue to adopt smart thermostats into the home, it only makes sense that these devices are evaluated and certified under the ENERGY STAR guidelines.


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


So which LUX thermostats do you want on your truck?


LUX KONO Pro Edition


KONO Smart Pro Edition is the newest smart thermostat from LUX Products; designed with contractor-friendly installation features including “no tools” push terminals and dual power options, by c-wire or via the included LUX Power Bridge, for a guaranteed install and forever power unlike models that power steal.  The KONO Smart Pro Edition comes with a 5-year warranty and Pros can make that an industry leading 7-years with the LUX Co-branding app program. KONO Pro can be installed without WiFi and the contractor or homeowner can follow simple prompts to connect to WiFi post install. It is also Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit compatible. In addition, the LUX co-branding program with KONO Pro offers contractors prime real estate right on the mobile app.




The LUX GEOx is a perfect thermostat for those customers with the need for high-end, multi-stage systems and humidity control from a single control point. A “pro” featured thermostat, GEOx is easy to install with or without a WiFi connection and is compatible with almost any residential system. Designed to be an easy upsell and install for HVAC contractors, no other thermostat controls humidity and works with third-party equipment better.  The GEOx thermostat enables homeowners to quickly and easily manage their home comfort while at home or away via a free App for smartphone, tablet, desktop or via the product’s intuitive control display, and it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa.


Be smart, stock up and walk into your next project equipped with LUX ENERGY STAR thermostats.

18 Jun / 18 Smart Tools
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