Mark your Map: Booth 1819N at Greenbuild

October 4, 2011

Come see how Acuity Brands is creating a more sustainable planet with lighting and lighting controls that minimize energy use and maximize energy savings.

Visit us in Booth #1819N at the 2011 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto, this week through the 7th, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

And remember: say the word “artichoke” to register for your chance to win one of five Amazon Kindle 3G e-readers! Visit our website for official rules.


acculamp Named ‘Best Specialty LED’ at TheLEDShow

August 9, 2011

The new acculampAR111 LED lamp from Acuity Brands received TheLEDAward for Best Specialty Incandescent Replacement Lamp at the recently concluded TheLEDShow 2011 in Las Vegas. The annual event, which focuses on the progress of LED lighting sources, recognizes participating LED manufacturers that stand out among their peers. This year’s award emphasized both product aesthetics and performance.

The acculamp LED S-Series, introduced in May, includes the energy-efficient PAR 38, PAR 30, PAR 20, PAR 16, MR 16 and AR 111 LED lamps. Available in narrow to wide beam angles, the acculamp AR 111 LED lamps  are ideal for displays and accent lighting given their dramatic, energy-efficient lighting.


Premier Healthcare Alliance Picks Acuity Brands

June 8, 2011

A three-year contract has been awarded to Acuity Brands to supply luminaires and lighting solutions to Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group-purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier is a collaborative alliance of healthcare facilities with an aim of improving community health through high-quality and cost-effective services.

The broad Acuity Brands portfolio of energy-efficient luminaires, intelligent control systems, and daylighting solutions, which now includes the specialized lighting portfolio of recently acquired Healthcare Lighting, will help Premier meet sustainability objectives for its members in new construction, renovation and relighting applications. That, plus the highest quality illumination for the wide variety of tasks in the facilities owned, leased or managed by its members.


Accreditation Expanded for Acuity Brands on Standards

June 8, 2011

A company can never have too many pats on the back. And, thanks to its LM-79-standards testing of LED luminaires, Acuity Brands has earned expanded accreditation from the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). The LM-79 is a standard of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Administered by the National Institute of Science and Technology, the NVLAP’s accreditation programs recognize companies that meet testing requirements of programs such as the Environmental Protection Agency/Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program, the DOE’s Lighting Facts and CALiPER programs, and the DesignLights Consortium.


OLED Luminaire Receives Top Industry Honor

May 24, 2011

When we say we have a new paradigm in lighting, we not only mean it − we get awarded for it.

The Acuity Brands Revel™ OLED product was named the most innovative product of the year at last week’s LIGHTFAIR®  International Trade Show and Conference. Judged by a panel of lighting industry professionals, the award recognizes innovation in recently launched commercial products.

The Revel OLED (organic light emitting diode) luminaire breaks away from the conventional regimen of grid-based luminaire layouts. This lets designers unleash their creativity with a lighting product that still provides superb energy efficiency.


Indoor and Outdoor LED Products Earn Honors

May 24, 2011

Three Acuity Brands products were named winners of four Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) from Architectural SSL magazine during LIGHTFAIR International. The magazine is a leading publication focused on LEDs and solid-state lighting throughout the built environment.

The PIAs, which honor the best LED luminaires and components on the market and the companies behind them, were given to:

  • The Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™ luminaire, which received two Platinum Level honors in the General Ambient Lighting category and in the Most Innovative Optical Controls category.
  • The Winona Lighting® Winline™ Submersible 607 Cool Core fixture, which received the Specialty Lighting Gold Level honor.
  • The new Tersen® Ratio™ PG product, which received the Silver Level honor in the Low Bay/Garage category.

LIGHTFAIR via YouTube: Almost Like Being There

May 24, 2011

Couldn’t make the LIGHTFAIR International show? Join the Acuity Brands LIGHTFAIR team on YouTube! We’ve uploaded highlights from our LIGHTFAIR adventure on our YouTube channel. Here are the top five videos:

1) Peter Ngai and Jeannine Fisher explain OLED lighting:

2) Megan Kessler shows us what’s new at Peerless Lighting

3) Tamar Williamson talks all about Holophane

4) Steve Lydecker explains the beauty of lighting controls

5) Grant Grable talks about daylighting and Sunoptics