Multiple Acuity Brands Products Recognized for Innovative Indoor LED Luminaire Design

March 21, 2013

Acuity Brands receives a prestigious “Best in Class” and six “Recognized” awards for excellence from the 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Solid State Lighting Design Competition.

ngl_logo_finalAcuity Brands has been honored with seven  lighting industry awards including a “Best in Class” from the Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. Distinctions were awarded to Peerless® and Lithonia Lighting® luminaires during the 2013 LEDucation 7 Conference held on March 20th. The judges, comprised of industry peers, evaluated and selected the lighting industry’s most innovative indoor lighting products.

The Lithonia Lighting W Series LED Wall Bracket was chosen “Best in Class” for excellence in quality, energy efficiency, dimmability, and aesthetic appearance and style among other attributes. W Series LED luminaires feature integrated controls that maximize energy savings in low-traffic or low-occupancy areas such as corridors, stairwells and restrooms. The luminaires automatically turn on or off as occupants move in and out of the areas.

According to the NGL, the idea behind its organization is to make it easier for lighting designers and specifiers to find LED lighting products that are worthy of specification. The goal is to recognize products that are not only attractive, but that are also energy-efficient and deliver good lighting quality.

NGL judges also distinguished Acuity Brands with six “Recognized” awards granted for the following innovative LED luminaires:  Round LED luminaire by Peerless®; Peerless® Mino LED luminaire;  Origami™ LED luminaire by Peerless®;  I-BEAM® LED high bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®;  IBH LED industrial low bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®; and  Proteon™ SL linear pendant luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®.

The D-Series LED Floodlight, Sizes 1 and 3 from Lithonia Lighting® received a Recognized award for excellence at the outdoor NGL SSL Design Competition announced last month.

“The NGL SSL Design Competition is known for its competitive judging criteria, and we are honored the W Series LED Wall Bracket came out on top,” said Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, David Grimm. “With a total of eight awards for our company, Acuity Brands continues to be recognized by industry-leading organizations for producing the highest-quality, high-performance LED luminaries.”

The NGL SSL Design Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The contest seeks to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial, industrial, and institutional lighting applications.

For more information on the products awarded from Lithonia Lighting or Peerless, please visit www.lithonia.com or www.peerlesslighting.com or www.acuitybrands.com.

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2013 Solid-State Lighting Awards Solidify Acuity Brands’ Position as Technology Leader

March 20, 2013

Acuity Brands receives prestigious 2013 Technology Brand Leader designation and wins six LED lighting product honors from Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards.  

PIA-13 WINNERAcuity Brands has been distinguished as the Technology Brand Leader in the LED luminaire market by the third annual Architectural SSL magazine Production Innovation Awards (PIA). In addition, Acuity Brands received Product Innovation Awards for six of its indoor and outdoor LED lighting products introduced this past year, further emphasizing the Company’s market leadership in product innovation.

“Acuity Brands has won a Market Leadership Technology Brand Leader award for its outstanding efforts in bringing a variety of quality solid-state lighting (SSL) fixtures, including OLED products, to market,” said Jim Crockett, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural SSL. “Additionally, Acuity Brands has six products that won individual Product Innovation Awards. These products are considered some of the best LED and solid-state luminaires on the market.”

The awards represent a peer-recognized selection of quality LED products.

The innovative and significant new Acuity Brands products selected as PIA winners include:

  • Peerless® Origami™ LED luminaire: Inspired by modern architecture, fashion and design, Origami LED luminaires are ideal for illuminating interior spaces where uniquely designed energy-saving fixtures are desired.
  • Lithonia Lighting® I-BEAM® LED luminaire: Ideal for high bay applications such as manufacturing, warehousing and other large indoor spaces, I-BEAM LED high bays provide an energy-savings payback in as little as two years.
  • Lithonia Lighting® FEM LED luminaire: Available as a surface-mounted or suspended linear fluorescent luminaire, the energy-efficient FEM LED is suitable for wet, damp and/or cold locations such as parking garages, industrial facilities, retail malls, multi-purpose centers, garden centers, and airports.
  • Holophane® Petrolux® LED series: Designed for harsh environments, Petrolux LED luminaires combine a robust sealed housing with state-of-the-art LED engine and prismatic polycarbonate optics to boost visibility and maximize spacing.
  • Holophane® Sign-Vue® LED luminaire: Used for illuminating billboard and DOT signage, Sign-Vue LED luminaires feature an innovative optical design with superior uniformity and color rendering to increase message visibility.
  • Holophane® HMAO LED high mast luminaire: HMAO LED luminaires feature multiple lumen packages to maximize energy savings and deliver up to 100,000 hours of maintenance-free operation in large area and roadway applications such as airports, rail yards, sea terminals, industrial facilities, DOT interchanges and correctional facilities.

Additionally, Peerless Lighting won a Market Leadership award for Outstanding Media Campaign, which is a comprehensive award for advertising, email marketing, web design and product literature, including catalogs.

For more information about Acuity Brands, please visit www.acuitybrands.com.


Acuity Brands Delivers Cost-Effective Options for General-Purpose Ambient LED Lighting

February 22, 2013

New LED troffer and wraparounds from Lithonia Lighting provide exceptional value and performance for any budget.

LithoniaLighting-GTLED-LRLithonia Lighting introduces the affordable Contractor Select LED troffer and wraparound luminaires from Acuity Brands. Ideal for replacing T8 fluorescent fixtures, both the GTL LED troffer and LBL LED surface-mount wraparound luminaires deliver general ambient light for recessed ceiling applications such as schools, offices and hospitals. LED technology coupled with MVOLT (120 – 277V) drivers ensure color consistency and an expected service life of at least 50,000 hours.

“GTL LED and LBL LED provide practical lighting solutions that package the value of LED technology in our mainstream offering,” said Casey Thompson, Senior Product Value Stream Manager, Lithonia Lighting.

The GTL LED recessed troffer features a frosted pattern #12 lens to diffuse the light source without compromising lumen output. It is available in 2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4’ configurations. Smooth-hemmed sides and a lightweight fixture enable easy installation. The GTL LED luminaire is ideal for grid ceilings when replacing traditional 2-lamp T8 fluorescent fixtures.

LBL LED surface-mount wraparound LED luminaires provide high-angle brightness control through a curved prismatic diffuser and linear side prism. Luminous end plates soften the appearance of the fixture for improved aesthetics. Available in 2’ and 4’ configurations, the LBL LED wraparound luminaire is suitable for most surface-mount applications.

“Our customers requested a high quality, cost-effective lighting solution that provides the benefit of LED technology,” said Brian Popes, Director of Stock Programs, Acuity Brands. “These price-driven LED solutions offer the opportunity to discover the value of LED lighting at a very competitive price.”

The GTL LED and 4’ LBL LED luminaires are DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) qualified products. Both the GTL LED and LBL LED luminaires are damp listed, and CSA certified to U.S. and Canadian standards.

For more information on indoor lighting solutions from Lithonia Lighting, please visit www.lithonia.com.


Lithonia Lighting Launches Z Series LED Striplight

January 30, 2012

Acuity Brands, Inc. has expanded its LED indoor ambient lighting portfolio with the launch of the Z Series LED striplight by Lithonia Lighting®. The Z Series luminaires are compact, low-profile solid-state strips that deliver long maintenance-free performance in a wide range of retrofit and new construction applications, including uplight and downlight in commercial, retail, manufacturing, warehouse, cove and display. The Z Series luminaires join the ever-growing portfolio of versatile Lithonia Lighting LED indoor ambient lighting products.

The Z Series luminaires are available in both T5 and T8 lengths, and may be surface-mounted or suspended with chain, aircraft cable or stem. The Z Series luminaires are available in white, galvanized, matte black and smoke gray finishes.

Each LED component is electrically and optically measured during fabrication to ensure that not even the slightest color variance is detectable by the human eye. This LED technology provides color uniformity that exceeds ANSI standards. Z Series LED striplights distribute light down and outward, eliminating shadows between fixtures and scalloped patterns on walls.
Z Series LED striplight components are selected for high performance, and fixtures are certified for use in dry and damp locations ranging from -4°F (-20°C) to 86°F (30°C). Fixtures come standard with 0-10V dimming to 10 percent. Optional controls offer additional energy savings and can extend the life of the Z Series LED striplight.

Dennis Paul, senior project manager with engineering consultant DC Engineering, said it chose the new Z Series to be installed in the new Meridian Senior Center in Meridian, Idaho, to meet specific challenges.

“The new Meridian Senior Center was a difficult project to illuminate due to the wide range of intended usage, and a stringent 1 watt per square foot energy code allowance for this type of facility,” explained Paul. “We needed a fixture with a high lumen output for day-to-day activities, while being able to reduce the lumens for events and functions requiring lower light levels. We also needed a low-maintenance fixture that did not require lamp and ballast replacement within the next 10 years. The Z Series luminaire achieved these goals, while saving the project roughly 21 fixtures compared to fluorescent striplights.”

Z Series luminaires are available nationally through Lithonia Lighting sales representatives and authorized distributors.