New Wallpack LED Luminaires From Holophane Cut Energy Costs Up to 77 Percent

January 9, 2013

LR-Wallpack-LED-HolophaneFixtures replace metal halide or HPS systems, offers 20+ year service life

Acuity Brands introduces Wallpack® LED luminaires from Holophane that deliver up to 6,500 lumens while reducing energy consumption by as much as 77 percent compared to traditional lighting units. Ideal for replacing 35 watt to 400-watt metal halide fixtures, Wallpack LED luminaires are designed with the same classic appearance that made the Wallpack line popular. Wallpack LED fixtures are offered in two styles with die-cast aluminum housing: W4G with prismatic glass lens and W4P with a polycarbonate lens for lower mounting heights requiring vandal resistance.

Available with 10, 20 or 30 LEDs, Wallpack LED luminaires employ individual optics over each LED to deliver a higher percentage of light to the ground where it is needed. A high-efficiency electronic driver delivers constant current to the LEDs and offers internal surge protection.

Wallpack LED fixtures are designed for more than 20 years of service life with virtually no maintenance. They can eliminate as many as 10 metal halide lamp replacements. Tests confirm the luminaires deliver more than 70 percent of their initial lumen output even after 100,000 hours of operation.

“Long, reliable operation ensures building exteriors or underpasses remain safely illuminated to boost safety and security,” said David Deck, Holophane Product Manager, Infrastructure. “Wallpack LED fixtures create comfortable, uniformly illuminated environments free of dark spots generally resulting from failed HID lamps.”

Designed in a traditional day-form, the new luminaires ensure an aesthetically appealing look that provides a seamless gradual upgrade to an LED system without interfering with an area’s visual appearance. The fixtures share the same footprint as traditional Wallpack units and can hide unsightly wall stains left by the original lighting units.

Wallpack LED luminaires are easy to install and require only three bolts to secure the fixtures to the mounting surface. Fixtures may be wired in recessed junction boxes through the back casting or through the top ¾-inch NPT when using surface conduit.

Lighting system owners can further improve energy savings by pairing W4G Wallpack LED luminaires with lighting control solutions, including Acuity Brands’ compatible ROAM® monitoring system. Wallpack LED fixtures are appropriate for a range of environments including perimeter lighting and security lighting for industrial and commercial buildings, schools, parking garages, underpasses, and tunnels.

For further details, visit www.holophane.com or call 1-800-759-1577.


Luxury Condos Achieve Energy Saving & Aesthetic Goals with LED Lamps from Acuity Brands

January 2, 2013

1100-Willshire-Lobby-Acculamp-InstallationLos Angeles-based 1100 Wilshire projects annual energy savings of $17,000 through the installation of more than 700 Acculamp LED lamps.

1100 Wilshire, a 38-story luxury condo high-rise in downtown Los Angeles, installed more than 700 Acculamp® ALSMR16 LED lamps from Acuity Brands to reduce energy and maintenance costs, while still achieving the same look and feel as the original incandescent lamps. Acculamp ALSMR16 LED lamps are ideal for indoor lighting applications where color, extended lamp life and efficacy are critical.

“The space looked the same, and I could not see the individual diodes from the LEDs, which was very significant,” said Gregg Evangelho, building manager at 1100 Wilshire for Action Property Management. “The LED lamps looked like a traditional source, but provided the energy savings we needed. Additionally, installation was incredibly easy, and we were thrilled to use our internal maintenance staff. It really was as simple as changing a light bulb.”

1100 Wilshire reduced wattage from 50-watts to 6-watts by installing the LED lamps. It anticipates approximately $17,000 in annual energy savings.

“The installation at 1100 Wilshire embodies the Acculamp promise of ‘look, performance, and confidence, and exceeded 1100 Wilshire’s criteria for the indoor lighting renovation,” said Seth Owen, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, LED Lamps and Track Lighting. “The LED lamps contributed to overall building efficiency, while providing a quick return on investment.”


Acuity Brands Intelligent Lighting and Control System Helps Government Building Become Net-Zero Energy Ready

December 18, 2012

Government institution installs state-of-the-art integrated lighting control system as part of $4.4 million modernization and renovation project.  

Iowa-Public-Employees-Retirement-SystemThe Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) reduced its electrical load by 70 percent with help from Lithonia Lighting® RT Series LED luminaires embedded with nLight® technology from Acuity Brands. This installation helps IPERS meet both its short-term energy savings goals for its 43,000-square-foot building, as well as position IPERS to achieve its long-term goal of operating as a net-zero energy building.

“We decided to specify Acuity Brands products because of the indoor ambient LED lighting option,” said Brad Lauritsen of Key Professional Engineers, who performed an energy audit of the facility. “The RT Series luminaire from Lithonia Lighting neatly integrates with nLight technology to create a total solution from a single supplier.”

Through integrated lighting and controls solutions, IPERS experienced a $12,000 reduction in energy costs over the same three-month period from the previous year. In addition to specifying RT Series LED luminaires, IPERS incorporated Peerless® lighting solutions from the Acuity Brands portfolio to create a modern look and feel in the conference rooms.

“One of the advantages of working with Acuity Brands is we can provide a smart and simple lighting and controls solutions for any space,” said Dave Ranieri, Vice President and General Manager of the Indoor Business Unit of Acuity Brands. “As industry leaders in integrated lighting and controls solutions, we were able to provide IPERS with the right technology to meet their short- and long-term goals.”


Acuity Brands Expands Family of Linkable Cabinet Lighting with UCLD LED Cabinet Light from Lithonia Lighting

November 28, 2012

UCLD LED cabinet lights consume just 5 Watts per foot delivering maximum energy savings in residential and commercial applications. 

Acuity Brands  introduces the UCLD LED Cabinet Light from Lithonia Lighting. Easy to install and versatile, the UCLD LED cabinet lights feature a dimmable, swivel head for controlled lighting direction and an integral driver that eliminates the need for an external power source. The newest member of the Linkable Cabinet Light family from Lithonia Lighting, the UCLD LED luminaires offer plug-and-play connectivity of up to 29 fixtures that are 24” in length to one power source, enabling seamless integration into existing task or accent lighting.

The UCLD LED cabinet lights are suitable for lighting cabinets, display cases, coves and utility/work areas or used for task lighting in commercial, retail, hospitality and residential applications. The LED luminaires consume only 5 watts per foot, delivering up to 85 percent energy savings when compared to fluorescent. Additionally, the long-life LED lamps can operate for up to 50,000-hours, reducing maintenance costs.

The UCLD LED cabinet light is available in 12”, 18”, and 24” size fixtures. It is ENERGY STAR® qualified and Title 24 qualified. The UCLD LED Cabinet light recently received an honorable mention from the 10th annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition in the category for undercabinet fixtures. The Lighting for Tomorrow competition recognizes the best designed, energy efficient lighting products entering the residential market.

For more information on the full line of cabinet lighting solutions from Lithonia Lighting, please visit lightahome.com.