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.

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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.


Acuity Brands, Inc Triumphs at Major LED Lighting Awards Competitions

May 15, 2012

11 industry awards for Company’s indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions include prestigious “Best in Class” designation.

Acuity Brands, Inc. received an unprecedented 11 prominent industry awards, including prestigious “Best in Class” designation, for its newest commercial and industrial indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions during last week’s LIGHTFAIR® International 2012 trade show.  Acuity Brands was the most honored LED lighting luminaire manufacturer.

The Company led the Next Generation Luminaires(TM) (NGL) Solid State Lighting Design Competition, winning a total of six awards for its LED indoor ambient and industrial lighting products, including “Best in Class” honors for the Lithonia Lighting® ST Series luminaire. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the NGL contest was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.

In addition, Acuity Brands was honored with five awards for its indoor and outdoor LED lighting luminaires as part of the 2012 Solid-State Lighting Product Innovation Awards from Architectural SSL magazine, which were presented during Lightfair 2012. The awards identify and honor the market’s most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures as selected by a group of distinguished industry peers.

“We are honored to be recognized by our industry peers with 11 prestigious awards for our indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions,” said Rick Earlywine, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Innovation & Technology. “The significance and number of awards proves yet again why Acuity Brands is the leading lighting company in North America.  We are committed to providing smart and simple solutions that deliver the best quality of lighting for a better quality of life. These industry honors clearly recognize that our innovative high-performance luminaires with integrated digital controls solutions are effectively increasing the quality of light, reducing maintenance and energy requirements, improving sustainability and lowering the total cost of operation.

“Our ongoing goal is to envision and create lighting solutions that customers both need and want; solutions that are not only high quality, reliable and affordable, but are also innovative, integrated and aesthetically pleasing,” said Earlywine.

Next Generation Luminaires Awards
The Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) judges recognized six innovative Acuity Brands products in three unique categories – utility/general purpose lighting, recessed modular lighting and high bay industry lighting.

Winners included: Lithonia Lighting ST Series indoor ambient LED luminaires, which received “Best-in-Class”; Lithonia Lighting RT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting VT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting AC Series indoor ambient lighting luminaires; Lithonia Lighting T Series indoor ambient lighting luminaires; and Lithonia Lighting PROTEON(TM) LED High Bay luminaires for industrial applications. For more information about the NGL winners visit http://www.ngldc.org/.

Product Innovation Awards
Architectural SSL magazine judges awarded five 2012 Solid-State Lighting Product Innovation Awards (PIA) to Acuity Brands spanning three categories – indoor and outdoor LED lighting products, general ambient lighting products, linear cove/wall wash and area lighting products.
The new high-quality Acuity Brands’ products honored by PIA included: Lithonia Lighting RT Relight Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting VT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting ST Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting Z Series LED striplights; and American Electric LightingR Autobahn outdoor area LED lighting luminaires. For more information about the PIA winners visit http://www.architecturalssl.com/.


Acuity Brands Awarded “Best at Show” at 2012 IMARK Showcase

April 19, 2012

Acuity Brands, Inc. was voted “Best at Show” at the 2012 IMARK Showcase Conference. This is the second year in a row Acuity Brands has won the AAA large-volume suppliers category at the annual distributor showcase.

IMARK Group, a co-operative of distributors for Acuity Brands products, represents more than 2,000 distributor locations. Award winners were selected by IMARK’s 900 members in attendance. This year there were 337 IMARK member companies (electrical distributors) and 96 suppliers at the Showcase meeting.

“IMARK member attendees were asked to select companies in each size category that exhibit best-in-class performance based upon the following criteria: effective display and explanation, new product presence in booth, enthusiasm and effectiveness of booth space, and enthusiasm for company products demonstrated by supplier personnel,” said Brian Whitmire, Acuity Brands Lighting’s Director of Strategic Accounts, responsible for IMARK relations. “We are honored to have successfully met all four requirements for the second year in a row.”