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Acuity Brands Introduces New W Series Architectural Luminaires from Lithonia Lighting

October 24, 2012

The W Series luminaires feature integrated controls to maximize energy savings in low-traffic or low-occupancy areas such as corridors, stairwells and restrooms.

Lithonia Lighting W SeriesAcuity Brands announced today the introduction of the Lithonia Lighting® W Series luminaires that feature integral occupancy sensors to manage lighting usage in low-traffic or low-occupancy areas such as corridors, stairwells and restrooms. The luminaires automatically turn on or off as occupants ascend and descend stairs, walk corridors or enter a seldom used space, significantly reducing energy consumption by not lighting the space when it is not in use.

The W Series luminaires are available with energy-efficient LED or fluorescent lamps and can be configured for surface or wall mount applications. The luminaires’ linear-fluted diffuser coordinates with the Lithonia Lighting RT, VT and ST Series volumetric lighting products and can complement the look of both traditional and contemporary spaces.

“The W Series architectural luminaires combine energy-efficient performance with a sleek, minimalist design at an affordable price,” said Dave Ranieri, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Indoor Lighting. “To save energy, luminaires turn off when not in use but embedded sensors can easily detect small motions and walking motions that turn the luminaires on. This helps keep occupants safe and comfortable in the environment.”


Acuity Brands Launches New Lithonia Lighting P-Series Modules

October 4, 2012

P Series LED Downlighting Modules use seamless point source dimming and instant-on capabilities to generate a look and feel reminiscent of incandescent lamps.

Lithonia Lighting® P Series LED Downlighting Modules from Acuity Brands, Inc. offer increased energy savings, long life and flexibility compared to many competitive LED downlighting modules. The P Series LED Downlighting Modules have a bar-setting efficacy of 70 lumens per watt, which is more than 86 percent more efficient than incandescent luminaires. They are designed for general-purpose lighting in residential and light commercial applications.

P Series LED Downlighting Modules use advanced Center2Edge™ technology to dim seamlessly from full illumination, creating the look and feel of a single-point source. Center2Edge technology triggers the module’s LED board to act like an incandescent point source while dimming. With a wide area of distribution, P Series LED Downlighting Modules can illuminate a room or hallway and are wet listed for use in bathrooms and areas subject to water exposure.

“The flexibility of the P Series modules is unlike any other LED downlighting module in its category,” said Michael Bruce, Lithonia Lighting Value Stream Manger, Residential Downlighting. “Equipped with our patent-pending driver technology, the fixture turns on instantly just like incandescent, and over 60 P Series modules can connect to a single 600W dimmer – trumping the 8 units capable from a traditional LED downlight. This is a huge advantage in light commercial applications.”

P Series LED Downlighting Modules deliver unprecedented versatility through three different mounting options, which provide the ability to fit 6-inch recessed can-style housings from any manufacturer. The product is easy to install for new construction or retrofit projects with the included E26 adapter for retrofit wiring or a splice kit to meet Title-24 compliance.

For more information about LED lighting, please visit Acuity Brands at www.acuitybrands.com and Lithonia Lighting at www.lithonia.com.


DPR Construction Designs Environmentally Responsible Workspace Using Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls Solutions

October 2, 2012

DPR Construction installs highly controllable smart and simple lighting solutions to help meet requirements for LEED Gold certification.

DDPR Construction Chooses Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls SolutionsPR Construction, one of the largest general contracting and construction firms in the U.S, renovated 100 percent of its new occupied office space in Newport Beach, Calf. with LED lighting and digital lighting controls solutions from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI). DPR Construction’s goals for the renovation were to reduce energy consumption, visually enhance its open and collaborative workspace and meet the criteria to become LEED® Gold certified.

DPR Construction specified multiple lighting and controls products from Acuity Brands®. These products included Lithonia Lighting® VT Series LED luminaires with integrated nLight® technology from Acuity Brands, which use nLight® enabled lighting controls from Sensor Switch®. These fixtures with integrated controls were installed above workstations in its open office spaces. Mark Architectural Lighting™ Slot fixtures were installed in its “innovation” room, to bring architectural appeal to a unique, non-traditional space. Additionally, EVO® A Series LED downlights from Gotham® were installed throughout hallways, bathrooms, labs and showers. Occupancy sensors from Sensor Switch were also installed in all areas to help meet California Title 24 building energy efficiency standards.

As a way to further enhance the energy savings provided by the LED luminaires, DPR Construction specified the nLight Virtual WallPod™ application from Sensor Switch, which allows employees to use their iPhone® or iPad® mobile device or desktop computer to individually control their personal workspace lighting. “Our employees have different needs – one may be looking at drawings, while the other is working on a computer – so we wanted to make workstations functional and flexible for whatever task they may be completing,” said Jason King of DPR Construction. “Through the nLight Virtual WallPod application, every end user has dimming capabilities at his or her desk through an iPhone or the task bar of a computer.”

“As one of the country’s leading general contractors, with a focus on sustainable projects, DPR Construction needed a workspace that shows that they practice what they preach,” said Dave Ranieri, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Indoor Lighting. “The integration of high performance LED lighting with a robust digital controls platform gives DPR Construction a smart and simple way to reach their energy saving goals, while putting their core values of doing what is right for employees, customers and the industry into practice as a company.”


Acuity Brands is First to Qualify in New DesignLights Consortium Category for LED Lighting Retrofit Kits

September 28, 2012

Lithonia Lighting LED lighting retrofit kitsTwo Lithonia Lighting® LED lighting retrofit kits from Acuity Brands, Inc. are the first to meet the DesignLights™ Consortium (“DLC”) requirements for Integrated-Style Retrofit Kits for Linear Panels. The 2RTL2R and 2RTL4R LED relight assemblies are part of the Company’s RTLED Relight family of products and are designated for the DLC’s Lamp-style Retrofit Kits for Linear Panels 2×2 and 2×4 Troffers  categories respectively.

The DLC Qualified Products List (“QPL”) supports only high-quality, high-performing commercial LED products. Each of the products listed on the QPL have met the DLC’s minimum performance and other requirements.

The RTLED Relight family combines digital LED lighting and controls technology with a patented high-performance optical design to offer the most advanced retrofit solution available for general-ambient lighting applications. High-efficacy light engines deliver long life and excellent color, ensuring a superior quality lighting installation that is highly efficient and sustainable.

“We are very pleased to be recognized as having the first LED lighting retrofit products to meet the DLC criteria in this category,” said Kurt Vogel, Lithonia Lighting Director of Product and Market Development for Relight. “It’s further validation that Acuity Brands® is creating winning solutions for customers to save significant amounts of energy, while improving the appearance and performance of their lighting.

“The ability to take full advantage of high quality LED lighting with a simple retrofit installation, without disrupting daily operations, is a big win for building owners and occupants alike. We anticipate the recently introduced VTLR Series of LED Relight products will soon be joining this DLC category as well to offer an even broader set of solutions.”

DLC qualification has helped accelerate market acceptance of LED luminaires as it provides assurance that the product meets stringent criteria for energy efficiency, performance and longevity. It also allows end users to participate in many local utility rebate programs to help defray the cost of their upgrades as they reduce demand on the electrical grid.

For more information about the DLC, please visit www.designlights.org. For more information about lighting retrofit solutions from Acuity Brands, please visit www.acuitybrands.com.

 


Peerless Introduces Origami LED

September 25, 2012

High Art Meets High Performance in New Luminaires with Unique, Modern Style and Energy-Saving Performance

Peerless Introduces Origami LEDPeerless® ­— a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural luminaires and one of the innovative lighting companies under the Acuity Brands umbrella — announces the introduction of Origami LED.

Origami LED luminaires are offered in suspended and wall-mount versions and feature advanced lighting optics that allow for increased fixture spacing, fewer units per installation and, ultimately, significant energy savings. Designed to be efficient, energy-saving luminaires with a broad distribution of light, Origami LED luminaires bathe ceilings with expansive, smooth gradients of indirect light and, in turn, uniformly illuminate work planes below.

Inspired by modern architecture, fashion and design — and influenced by the ancient art of Japanese paper folding — Origami LED luminaires are ideal for illuminating interior spaces where a little flair is favorable. Origami LED springs to life by capturing light output and reflecting it across the luminaire’s articulated, multi-faceted body. The visual effect is a kinetic interplay of shadow, light and color that varies as one views the luminaires from different angles within a space.

Powered by an advanced LED light engine, Origami LED is designed to deliver L80 performance for 50,000 hours (12-15 years) of normal use. When spaced 15 feet apart on-center in a 60’ x 40’ open office, Origami LED achieves a low power density of .76 watts per square foot while delivering 29 foot candles on a 2.5’ high work surface. With this kind of operational efficiency, commissioning Origami LED may contribute toward a building’s LEED certification by helping to reduce overall energy consumption.

Further energy savings is possible when Origami LED is specified with one or more of the following options embedded into the luminaire:

• A sensor that provides daylight dimming and/or dual technology (passive infrared and Microphonics™) occupancy detection.

• A digital lumen management module that delivers constant lumen output, extends LED longevity and saves roughly 10% in energy use over the luminaire’s lifetime.

• An nLight® module that provides row, room, building or campus-wide network connectivity and control.

Origami LED was also designed with a less-is-more-sustainable credo. Its thin gauge aluminum bodies use roughly 50% less metal than traditional extruded fixtures. Plus, its housings, end caps and joiners all contain recycled material.

Offered in 4’ and 8’ lengths, Origami LED can be installed as individual units or connected together to form continuous runs. Available in four standard colors – gloss red, back, white and painted aluminum – Origami LED can also be specified with any custom color.

Origami LED luminaires are IES LM-79 tested and feature a Lighting Facts® label under a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Origami LED is a line extension of the Origami product family, a suite of luminaires that also includes suspended and wall-mount T5/T5HO fluorescent models.

All Peerless luminaires, including Origami LED available nationally through Acuity Brands sales representatives and authorized distributors. For additional information, please visit the Acuity Brands and Peerless websites.


Acuity Brands Receives Prestigious 2012 Product of the Year Award for the Lithonia Lighting ACLED Luminaire

September 19, 2012

Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine readers select ACLED luminaire as one of the best lighting products of 2012. 

ACLED LED Lighting from Lithonia Lighting wins Product of the Year AwardThe Lithonia Lighting® ACLED luminaire from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) received a 2012 Product of the Year Silver award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer® magazine. This prestigious award, which recognizes products that demonstrate innovation and technological advancement, distinguishes the luminaire as one of the best lighting products of 2012 as voted by the magazine’s readers. Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine and online newsletter reach more than 87,000 engineers working in consulting, engineering/architectural, design/build or in-house engineering firms.

Four additional Lithonia Lighting luminaires were among the finalists for Product of the Year in the lighting category: the RT RELIGHT Series assembly kit, the ST Series surface mount, the T Series LED lighting troffer, and the VT Series LED luminaire.

“This is a great honor for Acuity Brands,” said Dave Ranieri, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Indoor Lighting. “This award is very competitive, and we are thrilled Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers acknowledged the outstanding performance combined with the attractive, architectural style the ACLED brings to indoor lighting.”

The ACLED luminaire delivers ambient white light uniformly throughout an entire space while reducing energy and maintenance costs by using long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs. The luminaire is available in a 2’x2’ configuration, delivers 3,300 lumens at 41 input watts, and is ideal for office, retail, education and healthcare applications. To further enhance energy savings potential, the ACLED comes with embedded nLight® controls technology from Acuity Brands. For more information please visit www.lithonia.com/ACLED.

For more information about the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2012 Product of the Year awards please visit: http://www.csemag.com/events-and-awards/cse-product-of-the-year.html.