New Acuity Brands Media Center

April 15, 2013

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Acuity Brands Premieres Smart + Simple Lighting Solutions Videos

August 30, 2012

Video series showcases the multiple benefits of integrated, intelligent lighting for indoor applications.

Acuity Brands, Inc. has produced a series of five videos exploring the practical integration of intelligent LED luminaires and digital controls for interior applications. The Smart + Simple Lighting Solutions video series provides insight on how lighting with embedded controls can be easily tailored to a specific application, while monitoring and responding to the immediate environment. This integrated approach can translate into a lighting solution that offers better lighting quality, improved energy management, and longer operational life than more conventional lighting systems.

“With the implementation of energy standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 2010, it has become essential for specifiers and end users to understand solutions for lighting that meet new mandates and effectively manage energy consumption,” said Neil Egan, Director, Communications, Acuity Brands Lighting. “These videos offer instruction on how ‘smart and simple’ solutions can help maximize lighting performance, while driving out waste and inefficiency.”

The video series is available on the Acuity Brands YouTube channel and covers the following topics:

  • Why Smart + Simple: Overview ofintegratedLEDlighting and controls solutions that help users manage energy usage by optimizing lighting utilization and performance over time.
  • Smart + Simple Luminaires: How LED luminaires with embedded controls can manage lighting quality, power consumption and operational life.
  • Smart + Simple Controls: The role of smart controls and how they help facility operations manage energy consumption while providing an unprecedented level of design, installation and user simplicity.
  • Smart + Simple Sensors: A review of sensor technologies and network system devices available to integrate with LED luminaires.
  • Smart + Simple Toolset: A short demonstration of software options to program, modify and monitor lighting for improved energy savings.

For more information about Smart + Simple lighting and lighting controls solutions, visit Following is the introductory video to the series featuring Dave Ranieri of Acuity Brands Lighting.

Acuity Brands Opens New State-of-the-Art Daylighting Training Center as Part of Newly Renovated Sunoptics Facility

July 12, 2012

12,000 square-foot building expansion allows customers to explore the performance and energy-saving benefits of integrated daylighting

Acuity Brands, Inc. announces the opening of its renovated Sunoptics® facility and new Daylighting University training center located in Sacramento, CA. The new offices and training facility provide an opportunity for industry professionals to explore the benefits of daylighting. The facility features a 1,600 square foot daylighting training center where Sunoptics will host its Daylighting University, which offers monthly training seminars and opportunities for customer presentations.

“In February 2011, Acuity Brands, Inc. acquired Sunoptics with the vision of providing customers with a complete lighting solution – electric lighting, natural lighting and lighting controls,” said Grant Grable, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, and Value Stream Leader for Sunoptics. “Expanding this facility not only supports the growth of Sunoptics® products, but also provides a state-of-the-art, fully integrated daylighting training center to better educate architects, specifiers, lighting designers and building owners on integrated daylighting design.”

Training seminar attendees explore multiple daylighting, electric lighting and controls solutions from Acuity Brands that focus on performance and energy savings. Coursework showcases daylighting solutions for suspended-ceiling applications, including applications in classrooms, offices and manufacturing spaces.

For more information, please contact an Acuity Brands representative or visit

Hear Acuity Brands Experts at LIGHTFAIR

May 3, 2011

A line-up of Acuity Brands experts will be featured at this year’s LIGHTFAIR International. It will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia May 15-19, 2011. Here’s the Acuity Brands speakers’ schedule; speakers are pictured in order, left to right, as listed:

Acuity Brands Features Products, Industry Experts at LIGHTFAIR®

April 26, 2011

Acuity Brands again brings new products and industry experts to the LIGHTFAIR® International annual lighting trade show and conference in Philadelphia, PA, May 17-19. The Acuity Brands 2011 theme: “Expanding the Boundaries of Lighting.”

Exhibited will be the company’s comprehensive portfolio of LED luminaires and intelligent control systems in booth #1801, integrated prismatic daylighting solutions in the Sunoptics booth #3229, and aspects of a new collaboration with Neonlite in the Megaman-US booth #2726.

Expert presentations also are scheduled for LightFair; here’s who’s scheduled and what they’ll talk about.

  • May 16, 9 a.m.: Richard Heinisch on energy standards.
  • May 17, 2 p.m.: Peter Ngai and Jeannine Fisher on OLED lighting.
  • May 17, 4:30 p.m.: Bill Ballweg on the transition to indoor LED lighting.
  • May 19, 8:30 a.m.: Cheryl English on lighting regulations and energy codes.
  • May 19, 8:30 a.m.: David DiLaura on modern lighting software.

Acuity Brands Puts Training Modules to YouTube

April 19, 2011

Once again providing online access to information, Acuity Brands has launched on YouTube its training modules directed to distributor partners. This allows training modules to be viewed anywhere, any time, on a variety of different devices, including smart phones. And, while the videos are designed with distributors in mind, they are suitable for anyone to view.

The first videos featured on the YouTube channel focus on new LED lighting products. This LED lighting training is composed of general LED lighting information, followed by training modules about the most popular Acuity Brands LED products.