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Acuity Brands Introduces Highly Configurable, Energy Efficient D-Series LED Flood Luminaires from Lithonia Lighting

October 31, 2012

D-Series LED Flood luminaires offer more than 120 performance solutions, including a variety of lumen packages, mounting options and color temperatures for customized applications.

Lithonia Lighting D Series Flood Family Acuity Brands introduces the D-Series LED Flood luminaires from Lithonia Lighting. This highly configurable family of LED luminaires for outdoor lighting applications is designed to replace 50W to 400W metal halide floodlights for significant energy savings. Specifically, the D-Series Flood Size 3 can save 73 percent in energy costs over 400W metal halides.

D-Series LED Flood luminaires feature advanced chip-on-board technology and reflector optics to create a controlled beam of light. Delivering between 3,675 to 13,750 lumens, the D-Series floodlights have an expected service life of more than 100,000 hours, or more than 20 years of nighttime use. They also maintain up to 84 percent of initial lumens throughout the duration of the product’s life.

“D-Series LED Flood luminaires offer the complete solution for flood lighting,” Brad Dobbs, Value Stream Manager, Lithonia Lighting, Outdoor. “These highly configurable luminaires allow users to customize their flood lighting through multiple lumen packages, optical distributions, mounting options and sizes – all while providing substantial energy savings.”

The D-Series LED Flood luminaires are available in three sizes with seven optical distributions and can be ordered in 3000K, 4000K and 5000K color temperatures. An array of mounting options also allow for flexible aiming methods for any application.

Sleek and compact, the D-Series LED Flood family is significantly smaller when compared to traditional counterparts. Offering a smaller footprint without sacrificing lumen output, the D-Series family blends into the environment it illuminates, creating a dramatic impact with minimal presence.


Multiple Acuity Brands Lighting Solutions Featured in Award-Winning Architectural Projects

October 26, 2012

Five design projects that received Architectural Lighting magazine’s Ninth Annual Light & Architecture Design Awards incorporated lighting solutions from Acuity Brands. These awards recognize lighting design excellence in residential, interior, exterior, whole building and exhibit lighting applications. Projects featuring Acuity Brands lighting solutions received recognition for outstanding and commendable achievement in the whole building and exterior lighting categories.

An independent panel of judges awarded prizes to the winning projects based on the complexity of the project program and the lighting solutions applied. This year’s panel of judges included renowned lighting professionals who are members of the Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Association of Lighting Designers.

Five of the award-winning designs incorporated Acuity Brands products including Lithonia Lighting®, Hydrel®, Winona® Lighting and Peerless® lighting solutions:

  • The United States Institute of Peace, D.C.: Outstanding Achievement, Whole Building category. Incorporated lighting solutions from Lithonia Lighting.
  • The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York: Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting category. Incorporated lighting solutions from Winona Lighting.
  • The Martin Luther King National Memorial, D.C.: Commendable Achievement, Whole Building category. Incorporated lighting solutions from Winona Lighting.
  • The UC Berkeley, School of Law South Addition, Berkeley, Calif.: Commendable Achievement, Whole Building category. Incorporated lighting solutions from Peerless.
  • The Tenley-Friendship Library, D.C.: Commendable Achievement, Whole Building category. Incorporated lighting solutions from Hydrel.

“We would like to congratulate all 2012 Light and Architecture Design Award recipients,” said David Grimm, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Marketing. “We are honored that five of the winning projects incorporated either indoor or outdoor lighting solutions from the Acuity Brands portfolio.”

For more information about the Ninth Annual Light and Architecture Design awards please visit: http://www.archlighting.com/lighting-design/ninth-annual-al-light—architecture-design-awards.aspx.


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.”


Dave Ranieri Presenting at IALD Enlighten ‘12

October 10, 2012

Dave Ranieri Presenting at IALD Enlighten '12Dave Ranieri, VP and GM of Lithonia Lighting Commercial Indoor Business Unit, is presenting at IALD Enlighten ’12 in Vancouver, BC, Canada on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. – noon.

Ranieri’s presentation titled “Emerging Technology: The Convergence of LEDs and Digital Controls” will explore four critical aspects of how and why to incorporate LED lighting and controls into lighting design, including:

  • why LED lighting likes to be controlled
  • how controls enhance LED lighting functionality
  • how to improve quality and reduce operating costs
  • common and advanced LED lighting and control capabilities
  • how to incorporate LED lighting systems and controls into real world application

For more information about the conference, please visit iald.org.


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.”