TheLEDShow: Lithonia Lighting’s ACLED is Best Interior Commercial Product

August 17, 2011

ACLED by Lithonia Lighting

For LED lighting that is “innovative, provides a high-quality of light output and eliminates cumbersome installation processes,” it doesn’t get any better than Lithonia Lighting’s ACLED light.

That’s according to the experts at TheLEDShow, who recently awarded the company’s ACLED luminaire the show’s award for Best Interior Commercial Product.

Introduced in March, the high-quality, volumetric recessed Lithonia Lighting ACLED delivers ambient white light uniformly throughout an entire space while reducing energy and maintenance costs. It’s available in a 2’x2’ configuration, delivers 3,300 lumens at 41 input watts, and is ideal for office, retail, education and healthcare environments. For the utmost in energy conservation, the ACLED comes factory-enabled with an interface to the Sensor Switch® portfolio of sensors and control systems.

Acuity Brands Acquires Horizon Control

August 16, 2011

Acuity Brands has acquired Horizon Control Inc., a lighting control research and development company specializing in PC-based lighting control systems.  For over 15 years, Horizon Control and its management team have developed and licensed products to the entertainment and architectural lighting control markets. Professional lighting designers and integrators use Horizon Control technology in lighting control consoles worldwide for theaters, theme parks, convention centers, hotels, museums, cruise ships and numerous other public spaces. Customers using this technology embrace the power and ease-of-use that Horizon Control products and services provide, and supporting these customers will continue to be an important focus.

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Historic City Hall Get Holophane LED Relighting Facelift

August 10, 2011

Fans of the landmark City Hall in the City of Fountain, Colorado, have a more modern – and energy-efficient – lighting treatment to gaze upon, thanks to a relighting project using Holophane® Utility Full Cutoff LED luminaires. And, while the fixtures themselves are high-tech, their vintage styles maintain a nostalgic look for the City Hall’s tree and lawn-lined sidewalks and streets.

The goals for the LED-relighting project were improved nighttime appearance of City Hall, as well as reduced energy consumption, maintenance, and night-lighting pollution. The latter was achieved in compliance with guidelines from the International Dark-Sky Association through the fixtures’ full-cutoff features.

According to City Manager Scott Trainor, the new lighting provides a 30% savings over the 100-watt high pressure sodium lighting system that was replaced.


acculamp Named ‘Best Specialty LED’ at TheLEDShow

August 9, 2011

The new acculampAR111 LED lamp from Acuity Brands received TheLEDAward for Best Specialty Incandescent Replacement Lamp at the recently concluded TheLEDShow 2011 in Las Vegas. The annual event, which focuses on the progress of LED lighting sources, recognizes participating LED manufacturers that stand out among their peers. This year’s award emphasized both product aesthetics and performance.

The acculamp LED S-Series, introduced in May, includes the energy-efficient PAR 38, PAR 30, PAR 20, PAR 16, MR 16 and AR 111 LED lamps. Available in narrow to wide beam angles, the acculamp AR 111 LED lamps  are ideal for displays and accent lighting given their dramatic, energy-efficient lighting.