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:—architecture-design-awards.aspx.

Acuity Brands Joins Volunteer Initiative to Build Green Schools

July 17, 2012

Phoenix schoolhouses will be LEED certified and feature Acuity Brands Smart + Simple Solutions for School Lighting

As part of its initiative to promote and deliver high-performance school lighting, Acuity Brands, Inc continues its support of the Green Schoolhouse Series, which has broken ground on its second project in Phoenix.

The self-described “studio-themed” addition to the Orangewood School is a state-of-the-art schoolhouse, designed to achieve Platinum status under the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard. Orangewood School is a K-8 school in the Washington Public School District.

“Acuity Brands is proud to continue to be a flagship sponsor to help create schoolhouses in Arizona,” said Tim Hogan, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President for Education Solutions. “Our Smart + Simple Solutions integrate electric lighting, daylighting, and controls to both improve the learning environment and help reduce the overall long-term cost of the structure.”

The 6,000 square-foot “studio-themed” school features the full breadth of the Acuity Brands lighting and controls portfolio, including advanced indoor and outdoor lighting using both LED and traditional high-efficiency fluorescent light sources, together with integrated controls.

Acuity Brands provided Lithonia Lighting®, Mark Architectural Lighting™ and Peerless® general indoor ambient luminaires, as well as Gotham® and Winona® Lighting architectural and accent lighting. Lithonia Lighting and Hydrel® outdoor LED solutions enhance visibility for occupants before and after school hours. And, Sunoptics® skylights are integral components of the lighting and daylighting harvesting design strategy.

“The building maximizes functionality and minimizes energy use through Sensor Switch®  controls, sensors and switches, enabled by nLight® technology, that integrate the building’s lighting and control operations,” said Hogan. “The school also features Lithonia Lighting emergency and exit lighting and RELOC® modular wiring products.”

“Studio” is the second in the series of green schoolhouses that features lighting and controls solutions by Acuity Brands. The program strives to educate students and community members about the importance of sustainable living and building practices. The building features a STEM-devoted (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classroom, rainwater harvesting capabilities, interactive white boards and an indoor/outdoor amphitheater.

The state-of-the-art school facility was designed by the architecture firm Emc2 Group Architects Planners, PC, with construction being completed by Kitchell. Engineering services are being provided by Heideman Associates, a Zak Company; Larson Engineering; and Olsson Associates.



Illuminating Engineering Society Selects 10 Acuity Brands Lighting Products for Annual Progress Report

February 24, 2012

Acuity Brands announced today a total of 10 lighting products, including new LED lamps, luminaires and lighting control software, have been selected by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to be included in its annual Progress Report. The Progress Report documents significant worldwide developments and achievements in the lighting industry, including new products, applications and design tools.

The innovative and significant new Acuity Brands products selected by IES include:  Acculamp S-Series LED lamp, Lithonia Lighting RTLED indoor ambient LED series luminaire, Gotham Downlighting DLWLED lensed wall wash luminaire, Lithonia Lighting Archway Passage  LED luminaire, Hydrel  8100/8200 Series LED floodlight luminaire, Healthcare Lighting  Surg5 surgical T8 troffer luminaire, Winona  Lighting Winline Submersible 607 LED luminaire, Winona Lighting Revel OLED surface mounted general illumination luminaire, Winona Lighting Kindred OLED linear general illumination luminaire, and SensorSwitch  nLight lighting control system.

“Acceptance in the IES Progress Report is acknowledgement from representatives from leading lighting industry manufacturers and design firms that many of our new products and lighting solutions continue to achieve an advanced level of uniqueness and innovation,” said Rick Earlywine, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Innovation & Technology. “We are proud to be recognized as a leader making significant advancements in lighting.”

New Acuity Brands LEDs Include Hydrel Duo

May 5, 2011

Be sure to catch the newest in outdoor LED products from Acuity Brands at this year’s LIGHTFAIR International trade show, May 17-19, in Philadelphia; come to booth #1801.

Hydrel's 8100 and 8200 series

The Hydrel 8100 and 8200

The newest outdoor LED product for building and landscape applications (in the VIEW family) is the Hydrel 8100 and 8200 Series of LED flood lights. The innovative, high-performance compact flood lights bring LED benefits and energy-efficiency to yoke, pole and wall mounting applications. Their architecturally styled design and high-performance optical systems complement that of other Hydrel luminaires, making them ideal for illuminating a building or a landscape with a consistent and uniform look.

Hydrel Adds Linear Fluorescents to QuickShip Line-Up

February 3, 2011
Hydrel 4754

Hydrel 4754

Hydrel expands its highly successful QuickShip program to include two T5 and T5HO fixtures. The 4754 Series linear fluorescent and the 4760 Series Canopy join other Hydrel QuickShip outdoor products to fulfill the promise of quality, performance, design and speed. Find out more about Hydrel’s QuickShip program here.

Hydrel 4760

Hydrel 4760

And, click here to see other Acuity Brands lighting and lighting controls products supported by the company’s quick shipping capabilities.

Holophane Luminaires Part of LA Port Improvement

January 11, 2011
LA Port picks Holophane

LA Port picks Holophane

The Port of Los Angeles marina will include Holophane® luminaires as part of its multi-year renovation. The port’s $125 million Cabrillo Way Marina improvement project includes construction of roadways, promenades, parking lots, and parks, plus substantial harbor improvements at the 40-year-old San Pedro, Calif., facility. Now in its second phase, it is scheduled for completion in August.

Among Holophane products to be featured: Sitelink® poles, with patent-pending TracPole™ and TracLoc™ systems, and Pechina™, GlasWerks® II Prague® and Angel Light™ luminaires. The port also uses Hydrel® brand in-ground metal halide lights, also from Acuity Brands.

Hydrel Unveils LED In-Grade Retrofit Series

December 21, 2010

Hydrel introduces the M9800 Series, which provides easy LED retrofitting for most all Hydrel flow-through in-grade luminaires. The M9800 Series allows Hydrel customers to keep existing housings in place and replace only the lamps and power modules for optimized LED energy performance.

M9800 LED in-grade

M9800 LED In-Grade Retrofit

Combining underwater lighting technology with modular design, M9800 Series in-grade luminaires deliver industry-leading photometrics and watertight sealing, and need minimal maintenance. With 88-watt RGB or 84-watt monocrhomatic light engines, they are today’s most powerful architectural in-grades in the market.