Acuity Brands Expands Robust Line of Floodlight Luminaires With TPS2 Series from Hydrel

January 29, 2013

LR-Hydrel-TPS2-LEDNew LED floodlights offer a wide range of lumen output and beam distributions for consistent styling and performance.

Acuity Brands expands the TPS Floodlight Series with TPS2 LED luminaires from Hydrel. The TPS Series utilizes a dedicated optical system and internal electronic ballasts and drivers to deliver ideal light output for LED outdoor lighting applications. TPS2 LED luminaires feature a compact, axial design that allows light to weave into decorative displays and other floodlighting applications.

TPS2 LED luminaires can replace 50 to 150 watt HID floodlights. In order to meet demanding floodlighting installations, the TPS2 LED luminaires feature a robust diecast housing, a durable powder coat finish and an infinite-adjustment taper lock yoke design (patent-pending).

“TPS2 LED luminaires are a prime example of the innovative sealing technology and corrosion resistant materials incorporated in all of the products from the Hydrel outdoor lighting portfolio.” Paul Fedors, Senior Value Stream Manager, Hydrel. “These luminaires provide a variety of mounting options and distributions in a singular design, offering consistent styling across all aspects of floodlighting.”

The TPS2 Floodlight LED luminaires features six LED precision NEMA distributions and internal and external glare control options. Available in 9.75-inch, 11-inch and 15-inch dimensions, these LED luminaires can be mounted to the surface using WPTL, WMTL, and ARTL TPS mounting accessories or any Hydrel standard mounting accessories.

For more information on the latest in LED luminaires for outdoor lighting applications, please visit http://www.hydrel.com.

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Virginia’s Largest Pet Supply Store Installs Acuity Brands Integrated LED Lighting and Controls

January 22, 2013

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply reduces energy use and effectively highlights merchandise with integrated LED lighting and digital controls. 

LR_0210_3-sharpLeading Virginia pet retailer, Care-A-Lot® Pet Supply, installed more than 200 indoor and outdoor LED luminaires and poles and digital controls from Acuity Brands in its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Virginia Beach, Va. A combination of Lithonia Lighting®, Winona® Lighting, Gotham®, and Sensor Switch® LED lighting and controls solutions work seamlessly together to highlight merchandise and reduce energy usage. It is estimated the store will save $5,000 annually in energy costs compared to typical HID and fluorescent lamp sources.

Working with PM&E Design Group and Resource Lighting, Care-A-Lot selected a variety of Acuity Brands lighting solutions to solve unique challenges. Challenges included lighting a space and merchandise effectively with 30-foot-high-ceilings, as well as achieving optimum lighting and minimal glare for the aquarium displays. On the exterior, Care-A-Lot needed a solution to provide quality lighting in their large parking lot, while minimizing light pollution to the neighboring residential community.

“We wanted to work with one lighting manufacturer for the new Care-A-Lot store,” said Jake Stevens, a project leader with Resource Lighting who helped design the lighting solution. “Acuity Brands was the perfect partner because it delivers a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting products, very high quality fixtures, as well as beautiful, decorative fixtures.”

I-BEAM® fluorescent highbays from Lithonia Lighting were installed throughout the sales floor to enhance the lighting for two different shelving types. RT5™ volumetric recessed lighting fixtures from Lithonia Lighting integrated with ceiling and wall controls from Sensor Switch were installed in the veterinary exam rooms, kennel rooms, washrooms, offices, break rooms, hallways and restrooms. For aesthetics and energy savings, Care-A-Lot installed Gotham EVO® LED downlights, as well as recessed DoM series LED luminaires from Lithonia Lighting to minimize glare on aquarium tanks.

On the exterior, Lithonia Lighting ALX LED luminaires help keep light within property lines to eliminate light spill and light pollution in the neighboring residential area. Winona Lighting Winscape™ Hensley LED ingrades and Winscape ™ Benton LED wall-mounted cylinders illuminate the columns and entryway to the store.

For information about LED lighting and controls solutions for indoor and outdoor applications, visit www.acuitybrands.com. For more information about Care-A-Lot Pet Supply please visit www.carealotpets.com.


Acuity Brands Introduces Energy Efficient and Versatile D-Series LED Wall Luminaires

January 15, 2013

Lithonia Lighting D-Series LED Wall luminaires offer a variety of mounting and control options for enhanced energy savings, longer life and consistent styling for outdoor lighting applications.

D-Series-Size-2-Lithonia-Lighting-LRAcuity Brands  introduces the D-Series LED Wall luminaires from Lithonia Lighting. Contemporary design combined with two sizes, three power packages and six photometric distribution options help create a custom lighting solution suitable for most outdoor lighting applications.

These LED luminaires deliver more than 75 percent in energy savings over traditional metal halide, and have an expected service life of 100,000 hours or more than 20 years of nighttime use. The D-Series LED Wall luminaires are designed to offer exceptional versatility while delivering uniformity and increased luminaire spacing. These full-featured luminaires are highly configurable and include options such as a motion sensor for bi-level dimming, a diffused lens that softens light and an emergency battery back-up for emergency egress lighting.

“With the addition of the D-Series LED Wall luminaires to the D-Series family, Lithonia Lighting now delivers a customized lighting solution that can be used to illuminate an entire site,” said Andrew Nowak, Lithonia Lighting Value Stream Manager, Building Mount Luminaires. “The bold, consistent styling and remarkable performance of the D-Series family offers users the complete package when it comes to illuminating outdoor spaces.”

The D-Series LED Wall luminaire Size 1 is designed for mounting heights between 8 and 20 feet. It delivers lumen packages of 950 to 6,100 lumens and is suitable for replacing 50 to 250 watt metal halide luminaires. The D-Series LED Wall luminaire Size 2 is ideal for mounting heights between 15 and 30 feet and offers lumen packages of 2,000 to 9,500 lumens. It is suitable for replacing 175 to 400 watt metal halide luminaires. The Size 2 is ROAM® system capable for wireless control and monitoring.

For more information on the latest in LED luminaires for outdoor lighting applications, please visit www.lithonia.com.


New Wallpack LED Luminaires From Holophane Cut Energy Costs Up to 77 Percent

January 9, 2013

LR-Wallpack-LED-HolophaneFixtures replace metal halide or HPS systems, offers 20+ year service life

Acuity Brands introduces Wallpack® LED luminaires from Holophane that deliver up to 6,500 lumens while reducing energy consumption by as much as 77 percent compared to traditional lighting units. Ideal for replacing 35 watt to 400-watt metal halide fixtures, Wallpack LED luminaires are designed with the same classic appearance that made the Wallpack line popular. Wallpack LED fixtures are offered in two styles with die-cast aluminum housing: W4G with prismatic glass lens and W4P with a polycarbonate lens for lower mounting heights requiring vandal resistance.

Available with 10, 20 or 30 LEDs, Wallpack LED luminaires employ individual optics over each LED to deliver a higher percentage of light to the ground where it is needed. A high-efficiency electronic driver delivers constant current to the LEDs and offers internal surge protection.

Wallpack LED fixtures are designed for more than 20 years of service life with virtually no maintenance. They can eliminate as many as 10 metal halide lamp replacements. Tests confirm the luminaires deliver more than 70 percent of their initial lumen output even after 100,000 hours of operation.

“Long, reliable operation ensures building exteriors or underpasses remain safely illuminated to boost safety and security,” said David Deck, Holophane Product Manager, Infrastructure. “Wallpack LED fixtures create comfortable, uniformly illuminated environments free of dark spots generally resulting from failed HID lamps.”

Designed in a traditional day-form, the new luminaires ensure an aesthetically appealing look that provides a seamless gradual upgrade to an LED system without interfering with an area’s visual appearance. The fixtures share the same footprint as traditional Wallpack units and can hide unsightly wall stains left by the original lighting units.

Wallpack LED luminaires are easy to install and require only three bolts to secure the fixtures to the mounting surface. Fixtures may be wired in recessed junction boxes through the back casting or through the top ¾-inch NPT when using surface conduit.

Lighting system owners can further improve energy savings by pairing W4G Wallpack LED luminaires with lighting control solutions, including Acuity Brands’ compatible ROAM® monitoring system. Wallpack LED fixtures are appropriate for a range of environments including perimeter lighting and security lighting for industrial and commercial buildings, schools, parking garages, underpasses, and tunnels.

For further details, visit www.holophane.com or call 1-800-759-1577.


Acuity Brands Acquires Adura Technologies, Inc., a Leading Developer of Wireless Controls and Energy Management Solutions

January 8, 2013

adu_tech_icon_black copy 2Acuity Brands,  a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, today announced it has acquired the assets of Adura Technologies, Inc. (“Adura”), a leading developer of wireless controls and energy management solutions.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2005, San Francisco-based Adura has led the development of radio frequency (RF) mesh networking technology that allows individual light fixtures to communicate in a wireless mesh network with switches, sensors and system management software. The ZigBee® wireless standard-based technology enables energy-saving control solutions while eliminating the cost of using wires to network all of the devices in the system. Wireless controls technology improves the economics and feasibility of installing lighting controls in a wide variety of new construction and renovation projects.

“The addition of these Adura Technologies solutions continues the expansion of the breadth and depth of our wireless lighting controls portfolio, which includes nWifi™ technology, the ROAM® streetlight monitoring system and the FIDO™ emergency monitoring system, and it further enhances our strategy of integrated and intelligent lighting and controls solutions,” said Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Brands. “Adura’s simple to use wireless technology coupled with our broad luminaire portfolio, Sensor Switch® occupancy sensors and Lighting Control & Design™ (LC&D) system management software will allow for the creation of intelligent lighting systems that are simple to use while generating greater energy savings for our customers. We see wireless technology extending to almost all applications, including parking garages, industrial locations, retail settings, educational institutions, healthcare facilities and commercial office space.”

Adura systems are currently installed in 7 million square feet of commercial space, including 4 million square feet of covered parking facilities, contributing to a documented lighting energy reduction in lighting system renovations as high as 80%. According to U.S. Department of Energy figures, there are estimated to be 36 million covered parking lighting fixtures in the United States. New state and local energy codes being adopted based on updated standards will require covered parking lighting to use occupancy-based, multi-level lighting controls. Conversion of the installed base for covered parking using a solution combining lighting fixtures and wireless controls equates to a potential market opportunity valued between $15 and $20 billion.

The acquisition is not expected to materially impact Acuity Brands’ fiscal 2013 consolidated financial performance.

For more information on Adura Technologies please visit www.aduratech.com or www.acuitybrands.com


Luxury Condos Achieve Energy Saving & Aesthetic Goals with LED Lamps from Acuity Brands

January 2, 2013

1100-Willshire-Lobby-Acculamp-InstallationLos Angeles-based 1100 Wilshire projects annual energy savings of $17,000 through the installation of more than 700 Acculamp LED lamps.

1100 Wilshire, a 38-story luxury condo high-rise in downtown Los Angeles, installed more than 700 Acculamp® ALSMR16 LED lamps from Acuity Brands to reduce energy and maintenance costs, while still achieving the same look and feel as the original incandescent lamps. Acculamp ALSMR16 LED lamps are ideal for indoor lighting applications where color, extended lamp life and efficacy are critical.

“The space looked the same, and I could not see the individual diodes from the LEDs, which was very significant,” said Gregg Evangelho, building manager at 1100 Wilshire for Action Property Management. “The LED lamps looked like a traditional source, but provided the energy savings we needed. Additionally, installation was incredibly easy, and we were thrilled to use our internal maintenance staff. It really was as simple as changing a light bulb.”

1100 Wilshire reduced wattage from 50-watts to 6-watts by installing the LED lamps. It anticipates approximately $17,000 in annual energy savings.

“The installation at 1100 Wilshire embodies the Acculamp promise of ‘look, performance, and confidence, and exceeded 1100 Wilshire’s criteria for the indoor lighting renovation,” said Seth Owen, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, LED Lamps and Track Lighting. “The LED lamps contributed to overall building efficiency, while providing a quick return on investment.”