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Acuity Brands is pleased to announce eight of its experts are featured speakers at Lightfair International 2013 in Philadelphia, April 21 – 25. Acuity Brands lighting, controls and daylighting experts will host a variety of workshops and seminars, covering topics from managing LED luminaire costs to healthcare lighting and retrofit lighting.
“We are excited to share our expertise with the industry as we continue to expand and develop new lighting, controls and daylighting technology,” said David Grimm, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President. “Presenting at Lightfair is a way we can engage with the industry to share our knowledge and gain insight from other industry professionals.”
Featured Acuity Brands experts presenting during Lightfair International 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center include:
Sunday, April 21
- Visual 2012 Training: David DiLaura, Acuity Brands Lighting Principal Illuminating Engineer, Innovation & Technology Group, with Randall King, Acuity Brands Lighting Director of the Illuminating Engineering Services and Tim Sears, Acuity Brands Lighting Lead Illuminating Engineer
Monday, April 22
- Photometry: Greg Subisak, Acuity Brands Lighting Director of Training for Center of Light & Space – Granville
Tuesday, April 23
- Tools and Resources for Choosing Wise Investments in Lighting: Damon Wood, Acuity Brands Lighting Specification Sales Manager
Wednesday, April 24
- Managing LED Luminaire Costs: Mark Hand, Acuity Brands Lighting Director of Indoor New Product Development & Technology
- The Visually-Optimized, Empowered Patient Room: Approaches to Transforming the Lighting Environment for Healthcare Facilities: Karyn Gayle, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Healthcare Vertical
Thursday, April 25
- Lighting Retrofits: A Better Option Now Than Ever Before: Kurt Vogel, Value Stream Leader, Lithonia Lighting
Acuity Brands is exhibiting at Lightfair booth #801 and will showcase a variety of new products and technologies from its lighting, controls and daylighting offerings. For more information about Acuity Brands, please visit www.acuitybrands.com.
Las Vegas Convention Center Cuts Energy Consumption by 40% with High Bay Luminaires from Acuity BrandsApril 1, 2013
The Las Vegas Convention Center selected approximately 2,000 Holophane® DualBay high bay luminaires from Acuity Brands to improve lighting and reduce costs in its 3.2 million-square-foot facility. Installed in the convention center’s central exhibit halls, DualBay high bay luminaires feature Holophane ISD Superglass™ reflectors, dual lamp technology, solid-state electronic ballasts, and a state-of-the-art thermal management system to deliver better light quality, distribution and energy savings. The luminaires are ideal for a variety of industrial, retail and commercial applications.
“DualBay high bay luminaires have reduced the convention center’s energy consumption by nearly 40 percent while creating a vivid, uniformly lit environment with less glare and strain on the eyes,” said Joe Toro, electrical supervisor for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Using two, 315-watt ceramic metal halide lamps, the high-efficacy DualBay luminaire delivers a 90+ color rendering index (CRI) and up to 112 lumens per watt in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The light levels in the central exhibit halls now range from 60 to 85 footcandles, with greater intensity in areas with lower ceilings.
“Our exhibitors have commented about how well their products look on display,” said Walter Laub, senior manager of facilities engineering for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “The new lighting complements the exhibit space, making it more attractive and easier to promote overall.”
The fixtures are mounted up to 40 feet and positioned so light patterns overlap to help eliminate the possibilities of dark areas. An automated computer system controls the lighting and allows luminaires to be turned on or off individually.
Based on the current success, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority plans to add an estimated 1,400 fixtures in two additional halls. For more information about Holophane DualBay high bay luminaires, please visit www.holophane.com or www.acuitybrands.com.
Acuity Brands introduces Lithonia Lighting® D-Series Area LED luminaires integrated with Sensor Switch® motion sensors. The D-Series Area Size 1 and Size 2 LED luminaires utilize motion sensors to increase energy savings in outdoor applications, saving approximately 80 percent in energy than comparable fixed output metal halide fixtures.
Ideal for 15-to 30-foot mounting heights, the luminaire-mounted motion sensor provides a 15-to 20-foot coverage radius and a 300-degree coverage pattern. Innovative presets gradually dim the LED luminaire to a pre-set “low” level when the area becomes unoccupied, achieving energy savings while still providing security lighting. When motion is detected, the luminaires quickly ramp to the full output. The motion sensors feature nine fully programmable attributes including maximum output, motion time delay, dimmed level, fade down and ramp up times.
“With motion sensing, we are able to further enhance the benefits of LED technology to deliver even more energy savings and increase the lifespan of the luminaire,” said Eric Gibson, Value Stream Manager, Lithonia Lighting, Outdoor. “By integrating the motion sensor and the luminaire, we eliminate the need to specify and install the lighting and controls separately. The sensor comes pre-configured to standards established by the customer.”
D-Series Area LED luminaires provide a modern look ideal for many commercial and municipal applications, including parking lots, plazas, campuses and streetscapes. For more information on the latest in LED luminaires for outdoor lighting applications, please visit www.lithonia.com or www.acuitybrands.com.
Lithonia Lighting was recently honored with a “Recognized” distinction in outdoor LED lighting by The Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. The Lithonia Lighting® D-Series LED Floodlight, Sizes 1 and 3, from Acuity Brands were commended by competition judges for color quality, distribution and glare control. They were distinguished as one of the top 40 innovative, energy-efficient products that demonstrate high quality lighting.
“We are excited to be recognized by NGL judges for the D-Series LED Floodlights, said Brad Dobbs, Lithonia Lighting Value Stream Manager. “Our D-Series LED Floodlights combine high-efficiency LEDs and precision-engineered optics to deliver precise on-target distributions, incredibly powerful lumen packages and remarkable energy savings.”
The D-Series family of floodlights features seven precision optical distributions, and are available in 3000K, 4000K and 5000K CCT’s. Featuring a compact dayform, the D-Series LED Flood luminaires blend seamlessly with the environment and create a dramatic impact with minimal presence. The D-Series LED Floodlight, Size 1 is designed for landscape, signage and accent lighting for commercial and municipal applications. The powerful D-Series LED Floodlight, Size 3 is engineered for wallwash, security and general area lighting. Delivering between 3,675 to 13,750 lumens, D-Series floodlights have an expected service life of more than 100,000 hours, or more than 20 years of nighttime use. They also maintain up to 84 percent of initial LED lumens throughout the product’s life.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD),NGL SSL Design Competition launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.
Acuity Brands has launched four new post top LED luminaires from Antique Street Lamps® that combine modern LED light sources with a traditional appearance. The RG LED Series, AL25 LED, LTL30 LED and ATL23 LED post top luminaires provide energy savings and visually appealing outdoor LED lighting. All four LED post tops feature long-life LED technology to minimize maintenance time and costs. They are ideal for applications such as city streets and parking lots, parks, residential areas, campuses, and walkways.
- RG LED Series post top LED luminaires feature a prismatic acorn globe that puts light where it is needed most, while spreading the direct light source throughout the entire globe. The series includes a selection of prismatic globes that create a balance between efficient optical performance and aesthetics. Additionally, there are multiple aesthetic options, including nine available base styles, decorative and clear metal tops, bands and medallions. RG LED Series luminaires have long-life LEDs with an expected service life of 50,000 – 70,000 hours.
- AL25 LED post top luminaires have nine base style options and an optional decorative cage and finial. The wide variety of housings and accessories make AL25 LED post top luminaires suitable for virtually any pedestrian application. They also feature long-life LEDs with an expected service life of 50,000 – 70,000 hours.
- LTL30 LED post top luminaires feature an octagonal shape with stainless steel hardware. These luminaires pair with seven base styles and also feature long-life LEDs with an expected service life of more than 70,000 hours.
- ATL23 LED luminaires are acorn-styled post top LED luminaires with a powder coat finish and premium polyester powder paint. The ATL23 LED light engine is powered by up to 32 LEDs strategically mounted to provide a suitable asymmetric or symmetric light distribution. The projected service life of ATL23 LED post top luminaries is 50,000 – 70,000 hours.
“This variety of new post top LED luminaires offer quality illumination and beauty while providing energy efficiency,” said Ben Prichard, Value Stream Manager, Period Outdoor, Antique Street Lamps. “Acuity Brands continues to upgrade products with LED-technology to develop money-saving, long-lasting lighting solutions.”
All four post top LED luminaires feature a driver life of up to 100,000 hours at 25ºC and a 5-year limited warranty. For more information on the upgraded post top LED lighting options from Antique Street Lamps, please visit www.antiquestreetlamps.com or www.acuitybrands.com.
The Sacramento Business Journal has awarded Sunoptics, a leader in high performance prismatic daylighting solutions, a Green Leadership Award for its energy efficient daylighting solutions. The Green Leadership Awards recognize the region’s people, companies and organizations that are developing and implementing the most transformative green technologies, products and services. Sunoptics is one of more than 20 lighting, daylighting and controls brands under Acuity Brands.
“Acuity Brands and Sunoptics are honored the Sacramento Business Journal has recognized our efforts to help reduce energy usage and waste in buildings across the country,” said Eric Huffman, Director, Daylighting Sales, Sunoptics. “From the products we develop to our own manufacturing facility and offices, we understand the value of green building solutions. We are committed to developing energy saving solutions through our product innovations as we continue to explore the power of daylight.”
The Sacramento Business Journal hosted a Green Leadership Awards breakfast on Friday, March 22, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento to honor the Green Leadership awards winners.
Acuity Brands receives a prestigious “Best in Class” and six “Recognized” awards for excellence from the 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Solid State Lighting Design Competition.
Acuity Brands has been honored with seven lighting industry awards including a “Best in Class” from the Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. Distinctions were awarded to Peerless® and Lithonia Lighting® luminaires during the 2013 LEDucation 7 Conference held on March 20th. The judges, comprised of industry peers, evaluated and selected the lighting industry’s most innovative indoor lighting products.
The Lithonia Lighting W Series LED Wall Bracket was chosen “Best in Class” for excellence in quality, energy efficiency, dimmability, and aesthetic appearance and style among other attributes. W Series LED luminaires feature integrated controls that maximize energy savings in low-traffic or low-occupancy areas such as corridors, stairwells and restrooms. The luminaires automatically turn on or off as occupants move in and out of the areas.
According to the NGL, the idea behind its organization is to make it easier for lighting designers and specifiers to find LED lighting products that are worthy of specification. The goal is to recognize products that are not only attractive, but that are also energy-efficient and deliver good lighting quality.
NGL judges also distinguished Acuity Brands with six “Recognized” awards granted for the following innovative LED luminaires: Round LED luminaire by Peerless®; Peerless® Mino LED luminaire; Origami™ LED luminaire by Peerless®; I-BEAM® LED high bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®; IBH LED industrial low bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®; and Proteon™ SL linear pendant luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®.
The D-Series LED Floodlight, Sizes 1 and 3 from Lithonia Lighting® received a Recognized award for excellence at the outdoor NGL SSL Design Competition announced last month.
“The NGL SSL Design Competition is known for its competitive judging criteria, and we are honored the W Series LED Wall Bracket came out on top,” said Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, David Grimm. “With a total of eight awards for our company, Acuity Brands continues to be recognized by industry-leading organizations for producing the highest-quality, high-performance LED luminaries.”
The NGL SSL Design Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The contest seeks to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial, industrial, and institutional lighting applications.
Acuity Brands announced today that Architectural SSL magazine selected Peerless® as its Market Leader for Outstanding Media Campaign winner in the 2013 Product Innovation Awards (PIA). The award recognizes the integrated marketing campaign touting the Peerless Mino luminaires.
The comprehensive multimedia campaign utilizes advertisements, collateral, web marketing, email, social media and public relations to effectively promote the new line of Peerless LED luminaires.
One of the most recognizable pieces of the campaign includes upside-down print advertisements.
“The upside-down format is designed to garner attention, intrigue readers and create an interactive element whereby one flips the page around to continue reading the ad,” said Peerless Marketing Communications Supervisor and campaign creator Randall Beren. “Moreover, this unique approach visually ties with the message that Peerless is now ‘turning things around’ by expanding our focus beyond indirect luminaires to include direct ambient luminaires.”
“In other words,” Beren continued, “we’re asking architects, designers and other specifiers to ‘Shift Perceptions’ and think about Peerless and our luminaires in a whole new light.”.
Another key component of the campaign is the informative product video that to date has garnered more than 1,200 views on Vimeo, YouTube and the Peerless website.
The Peerless Mino suite – which currently includes recessed, pendant and surface-mount 2’ x 2’ luminaires and that will soon be extended to include 1’ x 1’ and 1’ x 4’ models – delivers energy efficiency, quality optics, controls compatibility and application flexibility in a stylish, contemporary form. When illuminated, subtle gradient shadowing appears along the perimeter of the Peerless Mino lens surface. As the luminaire is viewed from different angles, these sophisticated abstractions shift in appearance adding drama and distinction.
Architectural SSL PIA recognitions determine and honor the most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the players behind the components that make up these light sources. For more information about PIA, please visit www.architecturalssl.com/pia/.
For more information about Peerless Mino and to view many of the award winning campaign materials including the video, please visit www.PeerlessLighting.com/Mino. The upside-down ad can been seen again in the March 2013 issue of Architectural SSL.