Acuity Brands: IMARK Group’s 2011 Supplier of the Year

October 25, 2011

For the second year in a row, Acuity Brands has been selected as the IMARK Group’s 2011 “Supplier of the Year.”

IMARK Group is a co-operative of distributors for Acuity Brands products; it represents more than 2,000 distributor locations. Award winners are selected by IMARK’s more than 1,100 member companies.

Among the award criteria: annual sales growth and overall performance, marketing support for IMARK programs, new product promotion and communication activities, IMARK member training through IMARK University, and creative efforts to serve new IMARK members.


Pathway Connectivity Introduces New Pathport Quattro Control Solution

October 20, 2011

Rounding out a powerful line of DMX-over-Ethernet distribution equipment is the innovative new Pathport Quattro, which provides real-time, interoperability solutions between sophisticated lighting control systems.

A Pathway Connectivity solution, the compact, four-port node Pathport Quattro runs on Power-over-Ethernet, making it suitable for truss, desktop, wall-mount or 19”-rack installation. Like other members of Pathway’s Pathport family, the Quattro supports all standard DMX-over-Ethernet protocols, including E1.31 streaming ACN, Strand Shownet, Art-Net and Pathport Protocol. It can easily be retro-fitted into an existing network or be the cornerstone of a new installation.

The Pathport Quattro and other Pathway products will be exhibited at the LDI 2011 Trade Show and Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, October 28-30, Booth #1257.


ROAM System Brings Big Benefits to Glendale, Arizona

October 18, 2011

Combining photo-control technology with remote monitoring and control capabilities, the ROAM wireless outdoor street light monitoring and control system continues to provide superior benefits to the City of Glendale, Arizona. Glendale was the first U.S. city to have the ROAM wireless monitoring system, which was installed as part of its comprehensive city-wide street light monitoring system over a 55-square-mile area.

Since installation, the City reports a dramatic reduction of resident-reported lighting outages. As a result, the City’s resident satisfaction levels have improved, while City staff, contractors and utility companies are held more accountable for their performance, all as measured by the ROAM system.


Japanese Paper-Folding Inspires New Peerless Luminaire

October 12, 2011

Peerless Lighting shows its answer to energy efficiency combined with visual distinction with its introduction of the Origami.

Suited for a variety of commercial and select residential applications, the Origami is influenced by the ancient art of Japanese paper-folding. It also takes visual cues from molecular structures and crystalline forms, with repetitive, angular facets and articulated surfaces that allow it to reflect light across the length of the fixtures. The effect: a kinetic interplay of shadow, light and color that varies as one views the luminaires from different angles.

The Origami is available in two unique facet patterns and in both 4’ and 8’ suspended and wall-mount options. Origami comes standard in four colors, painted aluminum and gloss red, black and white, and can also be ordered in custom colors.


Lithonia Lighting Wins ‘Lighting for Tomorrow’ Award for Outdoor LED Light

October 11, 2011

Award-winning LED light by Lithonia LightingRanking high for color appearance and rendering, illuminance, efficiency, aesthetics and style, the new Lithonia Lighting OLAW23 LED Area/Wall Light won a Lighting for Tomorrow Award at this year’s American Lighting Association Conference.

The Lithonia Lighting OLAW23 LED Area/Wall Light was judged against 52 luminaire products from 22 manufacturers and was one of six winning LED luminaires. The versatile fixture provides up to 50,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free illumination for outdoor use in residential and commercial applications.

The annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition is sponsored by the ALA, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.


Deadline Day: Register to Win a Kindle 3G!

October 6, 2011

The Kindle 3GToday at 5:30 p.m. EST is the deadline for registering for an Amazon Kindle 3G at the Acuity Brands 2011 GreenBuild booth, no. 1819N. Say the word “artichoke” to an Acuity Brands representative and you’ll have all you need to register! It’s all taking place at the 2011 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto, through tomorrow, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Sustainable lighting solutionsWhile you’re there, check out the latest in lighting and lighting controls from Acuity Brands. See how we’re creating a more sustainable planet, one lighting solution at a time.


Pathway Connectivity’s Via Gigabyte Network Switch

October 6, 2011

See a short video of Pathway Connectivity explaining the advanced capabilities of the Via Gigabyte Network Switch for lighting networks. watch video