Acuity Brands OLED Lighting and Controls Solutions Receive Innovations Awards at IIDEX Canada

October 1, 2012

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today its Canvis™ OLED luminaire collection marketed by Winona® Lighting and Easyl™ show controller were honored with Innovation Awards from IIDEX Canada. The Canvis collection was awarded Silver in the innovative lighting category, and the Easyl™ show controller for RGB luminaires won Bronze in the lighting controls category.

The IIDEX Canada Innovation Awards were established in 1984 to celebrate the latest and most innovative product designs and booth creativity. The Innovation Awards are exclusively for IIDEX Canada exhibitors and are judged by representatives from the design, media and business communities. Winners were announced on Sept. 19, 2012.

“We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious acknowledgement from the judges at IIDEX Canada,” said Greg Holm, Vice President and General Manager of Acuity Brands Lighting Canada. “These awards honor excellence in product design – something we aim for in every lighting and controls solution from the Acuity Brands portfolio.”

The Canvis collection is a series of OLED luminaires featuring luminous surfaces, expressed through multiple shapes. Its angles, curves and movement convey mood while providing serene, volumetric light, offering a wide array of lighting design possibilities. The family includes the Twist, Drape, Screen and Pose and the design enables new dimensions in luminaire design and application.

Acuity Brands OLED Lighting and Controls Solutions Receive Innovations Awards at IIDEX CanadaThe Easyl DMX512 controller features an LCD touchscreen and allows for control of 512 channels of color changing luminaires. Preprogrammed shows with static and color changing effects simplify initial setup and provide a starting point for customization. Easyl lighting controls provide design, edit, store and recall functions for a maximum of 12 shows, and features quick adjust intensity and speed sliders.

Acuity Brands Canada Opens New Facility, Centralizes Operation

September 17, 2012

New Acuity Brands Canada facility incorporates Smart + Simple lighting and controls technology to showcase solutions for customers. 

Acuity Brands announces the opening of its new 60,000-square-foot facility for Acuity Brands Canada, combining the Company’s Lighting and Controls offices. Located in Toronto, the new facility includes offices, a warehouse distribution center and a state-of-the art showroom. Twelve offices incorporate a variety of Acuity Brands® value stream products to illustrate lighting solutions in office applications. Additionally, the entire building is networked with nLight® controls from Sensor Switch®.

“This new work environment shows customers first hand what they can achieve when specifying lighting and controls solutions from Acuity Brands,” said Gregory Holm, Vice President and General Manager, Acuity Brands Lighting Canada, Inc.  “Centralizing our operation allows us to provide more resources to customers and agents, and the community, while providing the best work environment for our employees,”

Acuity Brands Canada will offer a full calendar of training modules as well as custom training sessions for sales agency partners and their customers. A lab space will allow the controls division to pre-program and test products, and offer hands-on training.

The facility’s grand opening took place Wed., Sept. 12, 2012 and included product showcase demonstrations by the Company’s Controls brands, Gotham®, Hydrel®, Lithonia Lighting®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Peerless®, Tersen®, Sunoptics®, and Winona® Lighting. Ian Smith, Controls sales manager for Acuity Brands Canada, and Dr. Mike Lu, director of OLED Technology for Acuity Brands, led sessions on lighting controls and OLED lighting, offering two opportunities for attendees to receive AIA accreditation.