Eight Acuity Brands Experts to Present at Lightfair International 2013

April 3, 2013

LFI2013_WebLogo-1Acuity Brands is pleased to announce eight of its experts are featured speakers at Lightfair International 2013 in Philadelphia, April 21 – 25. Acuity Brands lighting, controls and daylighting experts will host a variety of workshops and seminars, covering topics from managing LED luminaire costs to healthcare lighting and retrofit lighting.

“We are excited to share our expertise with the industry as we continue to expand and develop new lighting, controls and daylighting technology,” said David Grimm, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President. “Presenting at Lightfair is a way we can engage with the industry to share our knowledge and gain insight from other industry professionals.”

Featured Acuity Brands experts presenting during Lightfair International 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center include:

Sunday, April 21

  • Visual 2012 Training: David DiLaura, Acuity Brands Lighting Principal Illuminating Engineer, Innovation & Technology Group, with Randall King, Acuity Brands Lighting Director of the Illuminating Engineering Services and Tim Sears, Acuity Brands Lighting Lead Illuminating Engineer

 Monday, April 22

  • Photometry: Greg Subisak, Acuity Brands Lighting Director of Training for Center of Light & Space – Granville

 Tuesday, April 23

  • Tools and Resources for Choosing Wise Investments in Lighting: Damon Wood, Acuity Brands Lighting Specification Sales Manager

Wednesday, April 24

  • Managing LED Luminaire Costs: Mark Hand, Acuity Brands Lighting Director of Indoor New Product Development & Technology
  • The Visually-Optimized, Empowered Patient Room: Approaches to Transforming the Lighting Environment for Healthcare Facilities: Karyn Gayle, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Healthcare Vertical

Thursday, April 25

  • Lighting Retrofits: A Better Option Now Than Ever Before: Kurt Vogel, Value Stream Leader, Lithonia Lighting

Acuity Brands is exhibiting at Lightfair booth #801 and will showcase a variety of new products and technologies from its lighting, controls and daylighting offerings. For more information about Acuity Brands, please visit www.acuitybrands.com.


Acuity Brands Introduces Two New Products that Display Unique Characteristics of OLED Lighting Technology

May 2, 2012

Canvis and Trilia debut at LIGHTFAIR 2012 in Acuity Brands booth #4108. 

At LIGHTFAIR® International 2012 Tradeshow and Conference, Acuity Brands, Inc. is showcasing two new OLED luminaire designs, Canvis™ and Trilia™, which will be offered by Winona Lighting. Both of the new lighting series explore the advanced design and performance capabilities of OLED technology, featuring unique configurations and applications designed to create mood and movement in a space.

The Canvis collection is a series of OLED luminaires featuring luminous surfaces, expressed through multiple shapes. Its angles, curves and movement convey mood while providing serene, volumetric light, offering a wide array of lighting design possibilities. The family includes the Twist, Drape, Screen and Pose and the design enables new dimensions in luminaire design and application.

The Canvis Twist luminaire can dynamically change shape by interacting with building occupants through gestural control. The Twist takes a traditional static visual environment and allows it to become nuanced, dimensional and customizable.

The Trilia luminaires are a collection of modular units that allow designers to shape single luminaires into unique, organic networks to deliver comfortable and uniform distribution of light. Trilia mounts at less than three-and-one-half inches below the ceiling and is suitable for many spatial heights and geometries. As a system, the luminaire can be applied in a multitude of ways to provide accent or functional lighting that breaks away from rectangular grid layouts, affording greater design freedom in interior spaces.

Merging innovative design and control with high quality illumination and energy efficiency, Canvis and Trilia utilize efficient and high-performing OLED panels with efficacies of 60 lumens per Watt. The new OLED luminaires are designed for indoor, ambient applications in both commercial and residential spaces, including healthcare, education, retail, office, hotels, restaurants, public spaces and the home.

“Canvis and Trilia realize the promise of solid-state lighting, where designers can transform the lighted environment, increase energy efficiency, and allow us to savor what light can do,” said Peter Ngai, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Research and Development. “Profound understanding of the user’s experience is an essential underpinning of true design innovation, with technology as an enabler. Our unwavering focus on light’s unique interaction with people drives us to create the best lighting solutions for our customers.”

The Canvis and Trilia OLED luminaires will be on display at the Acuity Brands booth #4108 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2012 Tradeshow and Conference held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas May 9-11, 2012.

Canvis and Trilia complement Acuity Brands’ commercially available Revel™ and Kindred™ OLED luminaires, now offered through its Winona Lighting unit, a leader in custom luminaire design and manufacturing. Product specifications, ordering information and pricing for the Canvis and Trilia families are available upon request.

All Winona Lighting products, including its OLED portfolio, are available through Acuity Brands global sales representatives and authorized distributors.


Six Acuity Brands Experts to Present at Lightfair International 2012

April 20, 2012

A number of Acuity Brands experts will be featured speakers at Lightfair International 2012 in Las Vegas May 7 – 9. Speakers span Acuity Brands Lighting, Sunoptics, and Lithonia Lighting, and will speak on a variety of topics including photometry, daylighting, solid-state lighting, retrofitting, lighting regulations and codes.

“Having experts share their insight with such a vast audience of lighting professionals is a key component to helping the industry advance,” said Neil Egan, Director, Communications, with Acuity Brands Lighting. “Brilliant ideas come from people working together and sharing knowledge, and Acuity Brands is excited to enlighten Lightfair attendees with our expertise and learn from attendees.”

Featured Acuity Brands experts include:

Monday, May 7

  • Photometry: Greg Subisak, Director of Training for Center of Light & Space – Granville, Acuity Brands Lighting

Tuesday, May 8

  • Daylighting Design Solutions for High Performance Building Results: Grant Gable, Vice President, Value Stream Leader, Sunoptics

Thursday, May 9

  • A Guided Tour of SSL Area Light Sources: Jeannine Fisher, Director, Lighting Design and Application, Acuity Brands Lighting, with Min-Hao Michael Lu, Director, OLED Technology at Acuity Brands Lighting
  • Lighting Retrofits: A Better Option Now Than Ever Before: Kurt Vogel, Director, Value Stream Leader at Lithonia Lighting
  • Lighting Regulations & Codes: Cheryl English, Vice President, Marketing & Industry Development, Acuity Brands Lighting

Acuity Brands is also exhibiting at Lightfair Booth #4108 and will showcase numerous new products and technologies. Stop by and see us!


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.


Join Acuity Brands at LIGHTFAIR International!

May 15, 2011

LIGHTFAIR International is under way at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia through May 19. Here’s the main schedule:

  • LIGHTFAIR Daylighting Institute: May 15 – 16
  • LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 15 – 16
  • Trade Show & Conference: May 17 – 19

Acuity Brands exhibits its comprehensive portfolio of LED luminaires and intelligent control systems in booth #1801; its line of integrated prismatic Daylighting Solutions in the Sunoptics booth, #3229; and details of its recently announced collaboration with Neonlite in the Megaman-US booth, #2726. Lighting industry experts from Acuity Brands are speaking on a number of topics during the convention.

Also, don’t miss the chance to win a 2011 “smart fortwo passion coupe” — courtesy of Acuity Brands — from smart USA!


LIGHTFAIR Shines Light on New acculamp™ Brand

May 11, 2011

The new acculamp S-Series, along with prototypes of omni-directional acculamp A-lamps, will be exhibited at the LIGHTFAIR® International Tradeshow in the Acuity Brands booth, #1801 as well as the Megaman US booth, #2726, next week (May 17-19) in Philadelphia, PA.

The acculamp product line is the first offering of LED lamps by Acuity Brands. It consists of a broad range of LED lamps for commercial and institutional applications, including retail, hospitality and education. Available in the United States and Canada through Acuity Brands’ sales representatives, the inaugural acculamp product line, the S-Series, includes LED versions of PAR16, PAR20, PAR30, PAR38, MR16 and AR111 lamps, in multiple color-temperatures (CCTs) and various beam patterns.


Acuity Brands Features Products, Industry Experts at LIGHTFAIR®

April 26, 2011

Acuity Brands again brings new products and industry experts to the LIGHTFAIR® International annual lighting trade show and conference in Philadelphia, PA, May 17-19. The Acuity Brands 2011 theme: “Expanding the Boundaries of Lighting.”

Exhibited will be the company’s comprehensive portfolio of LED luminaires and intelligent control systems in booth #1801, integrated prismatic daylighting solutions in the Sunoptics booth #3229, and aspects of a new collaboration with Neonlite in the Megaman-US booth #2726.

Expert presentations also are scheduled for LightFair; here’s who’s scheduled and what they’ll talk about.

  • May 16, 9 a.m.: Richard Heinisch on energy standards.
  • May 17, 2 p.m.: Peter Ngai and Jeannine Fisher on OLED lighting.
  • May 17, 4:30 p.m.: Bill Ballweg on the transition to indoor LED lighting.
  • May 19, 8:30 a.m.: Cheryl English on lighting regulations and energy codes.
  • May 19, 8:30 a.m.: David DiLaura on modern lighting software.