Acuity Brands Features Products, Industry Experts at LIGHTFAIR®

April 26, 2011

Acuity Brands again brings new products and industry experts to the LIGHTFAIR® International annual lighting trade show and conference in Philadelphia, PA, May 17-19. The Acuity Brands 2011 theme: “Expanding the Boundaries of Lighting.”

Exhibited will be the company’s comprehensive portfolio of LED luminaires and intelligent control systems in booth #1801, integrated prismatic daylighting solutions in the Sunoptics booth #3229, and aspects of a new collaboration with Neonlite in the Megaman-US booth #2726.

Expert presentations also are scheduled for LightFair; here’s who’s scheduled and what they’ll talk about.

  • May 16, 9 a.m.: Richard Heinisch on energy standards.
  • May 17, 2 p.m.: Peter Ngai and Jeannine Fisher on OLED lighting.
  • May 17, 4:30 p.m.: Bill Ballweg on the transition to indoor LED lighting.
  • May 19, 8:30 a.m.: Cheryl English on lighting regulations and energy codes.
  • May 19, 8:30 a.m.: David DiLaura on modern lighting software.


Three Acuity Brands LEDs Win Product Innovation Awards

April 26, 2011

“Three of the best LED luminaires on the market.”

That was the general acknowledgment toward Acuity Brands from Architectural SSL Magazine, a leading lighting industry publication, as it awarded three Acuity Brands products with its 2011 Product Innovation Awards (PIAs).

  • The Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™ luminaire received platinum-level honors in the General Ambient Lighting and Most Innovative Optical Controls categories.
  • The Tersen® Ratio™ PG product was selected as the silver-level honoree in the Low Bay/Garage category. This new LED luminaire is one of contemporary architectural styling ideally suited for commercial parking garages.

Acuity Brands will receive the awards May 17 at an Architectural SSL Magazine press conference during the LIGHTFAIR® International industry trade show in Philadelphia. In addition to recognizing the industry’s best LED luminaires and components and the companies behind them, the PIAs honor leaders in research and development, industry standards, and LED lighting advocacy.


LED Downlight is for Old or New Construction

April 22, 2011

Installing LED downlighting doesn’t always mean you have to start from scratch. The Lithonia Lighting® REALITY LED module is made for retrofit/remodel or new-construction applications where energy savings, long life, and functional delivered light levels are required.

The REALITY LED module provides 80% energy savings over the 65W BR30 and replicates the beam pattern and useful light levels of these fixtures. It will maintain at least 70% light output for 50,000 hours in a typical lC environment. The REALITY LED module fits most common 6” cans for retrofit applications and can be ordered with L7X, L7XR, or LC6 for new construction. The REALITY LED module is the most economical means to create a well lit environment with exceptional energy efficiency and near zero maintenance.


Acuity Brands Puts Training Modules to YouTube

April 19, 2011

Once again providing online access to information, Acuity Brands has launched on YouTube its training modules directed to distributor partners. This allows training modules to be viewed anywhere, any time, on a variety of different devices, including smart phones. And, while the videos are designed with distributors in mind, they are suitable for anyone to view.

The first videos featured on the YouTube channel focus on new LED lighting products. This LED lighting training is composed of general LED lighting information, followed by training modules about the most popular Acuity Brands LED products.



Acuity Brands Expert Presents on Solid-State Lighting

April 12, 2011
Jeff Quinlan

Jeff Quinlan

Jeff Quinlan, vice president of technology for Acuity Brands, is a featured speaker at the Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Workshop conference through tomorrow in Boston. The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors the conference for a diverse gathering of participants who share insights, ideas, and updates on the rapidly evolving solid-state lighting market.

Quinlan’s scheduled presentation during a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 13: “Home-Grown Manufacturing: Lessons from Companies Who Walk the Talk.” The panel addresses lessons from companies who have made a commitment to establish and maintain a manufacturing presence in the U.S.


Expanding LED Portfolio Covers Four Applications

April 12, 2011

The Acuity Brands® LED Outdoor Lighting line-up continues to expand with new luminaires from six of the company’s leading lighting brands: Lithonia Lighting®, Hydrel®, Tersen®, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™ and Winona Lighting®. More details will follow with specific luminaire introduction announcements.

The LED luminaire product families are now grouped into customer-friendly and easy-to-find categories that identify the four main outdoor lighting experiences:

  • DRIVE for roadway and street lighting, from freeways to boulevards;
  • PARK for parking garages and area lighting, from multi-level structures to open parking lots;
  • WALK for pedestrian, site, building and bollard lighting; and
  • VIEW for flood, in-grade, step, landscape and underwater lighting.

New nLight Catalog Provides Design Information

April 12, 2011

A new and updated catalog is available for the nLight® Intelligent Lighting Control System. It contains comprehensive product information, including sample configurations for applications like retail, office, warehouse, and classroom.

The catalog incorporates a design guide that details best practices, information about lighting coverage patterns, wiring diagrams and an easy-to-read Quick-Reference guide.

The nLight system combines multiple lighting control options, including time-based, sensor-based, daylight-based, and manual functionality. It connects intelligent digital devices, including occupancy sensors, photocells, power/relay packs, wall switches, dimmers, relay panels and luminaires, to create an integrated lighting system with distributed intelligence that can be easily configured and customized to meet customers’ lighting requirements.