Acuity Brands Leads in Defining Organic LED

September 30, 2010
OLED Association

With requirements for and viability of Organic LEDs (OLEDs) among its areas of leadership focus, Acuity Brands presented at the OLEDs World Summit Conference on September 29 in San Francisco. The conference was sponsored by the OLED Association.

Peter Ngai

Peter Ngai, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President of Research and Development, presented “An Accelerated Performance Roadmap for OLED Lighting.” Ngai discussed the design, performance and sustainability requirements needed from OLED panel manufacturers for the technology to be viable in general lighting and illumination applications. Ngai is a recognized industry leader in luminaire development, using conventional as well as OLED sources, and has presented at multiple conferences.

Acuity Brands recently demonstrated two OLED luminaires at the spring LightFair International 2010 conference in Las Vegas. With 35 years of experience in the lighting industry, Ngai is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (FIES) focusing his efforts on developing quality lighting solutions to enhance peoples’ lives.

LED White Papers Sort Fact from Fiction

September 29, 2010

Four white papers by Acuity Brands can help you learn the facts and ignore the myths about LED lighting and technology, and related issues in lighting design.

“Our goal is to provide the industry with tools to make the best possible decisions when selecting intelligent LED lighting and control systems,” said Dave Ranieri, Vice President and General Manager, Lithonia Lighting® Commercial Indoor Products. “LED lighting choices are flooding the marketplace from all over the world. As LED luminaires move into the ambient lighting mainstream, it is more important than ever to separate fact from fiction and distinguish quality lighting solutions from inferior ones.” The white papers address four fundamental LED topics.

“LED and Binning” addresses the issues associated with binning LEDs, color temperature, chromaticity and ANSI binning standards.

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Acuity Brands Unveils Intelligent Lighting and Controls Training Center

September 29, 2010

Learn newest in intelligent lighting, controls

A training center providing customers and business partners hands-on training for its newest intelligent LED lighting and lighting controls is now open by Acuity Brands at its Wallingford, CT, facility.

The facility features an expansive sensor display and interactive training with occupancy sensors and daylight-harvesting products. It also serves as an active exhibit for nLight®, Acuity Brands’ award-winning network lighting control system by Sensor Switch®.

Intelligent lighting controls represent a fast-growing portion of renovation and retro-fit upgrades as well as Sensor Switchnew construction. The training center displays integrated lighting solutions as customers would buy them, and emphasizes the savings potential associated with integrated intelligent LED lighting and lighting control solutions.

Among the product features: Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™ luminaires with embedded nLight controls, new LED emergency lighting, Peerless® indirect lighting luminaires, and a display with the company’s ROAM® outdoor lighting controls.

The company schedules regular two-day or customized training sessions on both its standard occupancy and daylight sensor lines as well as the nLight system. For more information or to register for any upcoming training session, please visit or see us on Facebook.

University of Akron Chooses Lithonia Lighting RTLED

September 14, 2010

Underscoring the school’s sustainability, design and energy conservation goals, the University of Akron’s new Spicer Residence Hall features more than 700 Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™ luminaires in hallways, study lounges and social lounges.

UA chooses LEDs

“We were tasked with finding the right LED fixtures for the project, which had to be characterized by a high degree of energy efficiency, high-quality light output, the overall look of the fixture and the ease of installation as a one-for-one replacement,” said Ronald Radabaugh, P.E., L.C. principal and electrical engineer with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield, LLC (SBM).

Ultimately, Acuity Brands’ Lithonia Lighting luminaires were selected for their architectural look, ability to meet the installation demands of the LED conversion, quality of light and the brand’s reputation, according to one project consultant.

The University’s Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities Management Ted Curtis is pleased with the results. “The installation process proceeded as smoothly as it would have using conventional lighting technology. The LED ambient lighting delivers a crisper lighting effect and provides a comfort knowing we are spending fewer dollars to obtain better lighting.”

RTLED Named Best Interior LED Luminaire

September 8, 2010

Among interior commercial lighting products, Lithonia Lighting’s RTLED™ luminaire received the award for best interior commercial product at theLEDshow in Las Vegas in August. Lithonia Lighting is a division of Acuity Brands.

theLEDshow is a mini-convention and lighting industry consortium focused on marketing and promoting LED and solid-state lighting. The award honors LED lighting that is innovative, provides a high quality of light output, and eliminates cumbersome installation processes.

Lithonia Lighting RTLED

Lithonia Lighting's RTLED

“We are honored to receive the award for best LED interior commercial product,” said Dave Ranieri, vice president and general manager of Lithonia Lighting Commercial Indoor Products. “The RTLED fixture is an intelligent, controllable and adaptable LED lighting solution designed to meet current and future needs.” Volumetric lighting, embedded controls and plug-and-play features, he added, make it ideal for various commercial applications, including office, retail, education and healthcare facilities.

First introduced in May 2010, the RTLED is a high-quality, volumetric recessed luminaire that delivers ambient white light uniformly throughout an entire space while reducing energy and maintenance costs and a building’s environmental footprint.

The RTLED is powered by an advanced LED light engine and delivers an expected 50,000-hour system life and a superior lighting environment. Specifications include: high color rendering (80+ CRI), 3500K color temperature, and full-range dimming with 0-10V DC control.