SAGA™ - This is a true story.

SAGA™ is more than just a collection of light switches and sockets with a simple design for any interior, easily integrated into ABB's building automation systems. It's a true story of a journey towards closing the circle through bio-circular materials and net-zero operations. Is this the start of your Saga?

Where simplicity meets safety
  • Simple and smooth design, clearly lined, suitable for any kind of interior (design study winner)
  • Touch-protected thanks to the Safety+ feature integrated into double socket outlet inserts
  • UV resistant material
  • Signal white (RAL9003)
On a journey to go full circle
  • We’re on a journey towards replacing fossil-based plastics with certified bio-circular plastics which will lead to estimated yearly savings of ~400 tons of CO2 equivalent by 2030
  • Based on the projected average sales volume of SAGA™ products, more than 75% will use ISCC PLUS certified material
Made in our net-zero factory in Finland
  • 100% made in Europe
  • >70% made in Porvoo, Finland – one of ABB’s Mission to Zero™ factories with net-zero operations
  • Reliable supply in today’s volatile world
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
  • Externally verified environmental performance by Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
  • Click here to access our EPDs for our SAGA™ range

Easy to install

Innovative functions for various applications

Integration with ABB i-bus® KNX & ABB-free@home®

Design and function are perfectly synced in our innovative device! The customizable 2.4" display with black glass surface and swipe functions bring a touch of perfection to any home. Users can easily switch between light and dark mode, and haptic feedback through vibration ensures intuitive operation.

  • 12 control functions (up to 4 functions per page)
  • Swipe operation similar to a smartphone
  • Information page for up to 12 status messages (KNX)
  • Proximity/brightness sensor
  • Room temperature controller included
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • One binary input/external temperature input

FAQ


How will Saga™ become more circular over time?

We strive to maximize the sourcing and use of sustainable raw materials that contribute to the resource-efficient design of products with minimal environmental impact without compromising performance. We are phasing out the use of conventional fossil-based polycarbonates in our flush and surface mounted products and are replacing them with ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)* certified bio-circular material, resulting in improved environmental performance. As a thermoplastic material, sustainable polycarbonate is also easy to recycle, making it well suited to building material cycles.

* Link to the ISCC Plus document https://www.iscc-system.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/ISCC-PLUS-System-Document_V3.4.pdf


What is the bio-circular material made of?

According to ISCC, “bio-circular” refers to waste and residues of biological origin from agriculture, forestry and related industries including fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste (e.g. UCO, tall oil, food waste, etc.)” and therefore does not compete with food production. https://www.iscc-system.org/markets/feedstocks/bio-circular/#:~:text=refers%20to%20waste%20and%20residues,%2C%20food%20waste%2C%20etc.
The use of bio-circular material does not have any negative impact on the quality, the appearance or the functionality of the product, since the properties of the raw material are identical to primary fossil-based plastics, it is only the feedstock source that differs.


What is an ISCC PLUS certification?

The ABB factory as well as our supplier and the material are ISCC PLUS certified to ensure end-to-end transparency. This includes annual audits of the ABB factory and the supplier's factory to verify compliance with ISCC PLUS regulations and that ISCC PLUS material is actually used in the products sold as claimed. Regarding the material, ISCC PLUS is “applicable for the bioeconomy and circular economy for food, feed, chemicals, plastics, packaging, textiles and renewable feedstock derived from a process using renewable energy sources.” - https://www.iscc-system.org/certification/iscc-certification-schemes/iscc-plus/


Currently more than 75% of SAGA™ products sold uses ISCC PLUS certified material – how did you come up with that number?

Based on the projected average sales volume of SAGA™ products, more than 75% will use ISCC PLUS certified material. For example, the standard light switches and sockets are weighted more than more specialized products.


Compared to using conventional plastics, how will the use of bio-circular plastics achieve an equivalent of around 400 tons of CO2 savings each year?

Currently, 75% of the SAGA™ products based on the projected sales volumes use bio-circular plastics. Compared to primary fossil-based plastics, the use of this bio-circular material has an 80%* lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) and is climate-neutral from cradle to gate.

By comparing the use of bio-circular to conventional plastics in the products multiplied by the projected sales volume, estimated yearly savings of ~400 tons of CO2 equivalent are expected to be reached by 2030.

*https://solutions.covestro.com/en/highlights/articles/cases/2024/abbs-saga-series-uses-makrolon-re-for-switches-and-sockets


How does the Safety+ feature of the Double Socket Outlet (DSO) ensure touch protection?

The double socket outlet is designed to prevent access to live parts when installed, even after the center plate is removed. The Safety+ feature built into the insert ensures that live parts are inaccessible without proper plug engagement, even when the center plate is removed.


What makes the signal white (RAL9003) material UV-resistant?

The material has UV resistance properties verified by UV radiation testing.  The SAGA material outperformed our other equivalent design ranges in a test of UV radiation exposure of 103 kWh/m2, equivalent to 2 years of UV energy on a horizontal surface in Northern Europe.


How was the design selected?

When designing the SAGA™ product range, two design studies were conducted to suit the tastes of end users who are looking for a simple design that fits into any interior. The color RAL9003 meets the specific requirements of Nordic architecture and interior design.

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