University Picks Lithonia Lighting for Renovation with LED

July 27, 2011

A major lighting renovation project at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has incorporated LED lighting from Lithonia Lighting, namely the RTLED™ luminaire. VCU’s decision to use the Lithonia Lighting product was driven, in part, by the school’s earlier success with office and general lighting relighting using an RT5™ fixture.

The RTLED is a high-quality, volumetric recessed luminaire that delivers ambient white light uniformly throughout an entire space while reducing energy and maintenance costs and a building’s environmental footprint. It comes factory-enabled with an interface to the company’s Sensor Switch® portfolio of sensors and control systems.

Visual Design Tools More Accessible

April 4, 2011

Visual lighting design tools are now engineered to answer basic lighting design questions quickly and with greater access, thanks to their availability online and through a viewer from Acuity Brands.

The tools recreate the desktop experience on modern Web browsers, saving time by always being available when needed. They include the Interior Lighting Tool and Area Lighting Tool. Also available: a tutorial video, which can be accessed from

Also, Acuity Brands’ Visual Team, in conjunction with the Acuity Brands Lighting Center, will provide training sessions for Visual Professional Edition throughout 2011. Click here to learn more.

ROAM® Selected by Austin for Money-Saving Upgrade

February 15, 2011

The ROAM® remote monitoring system has been selected by the city of Austin for a comprehensive street lighting upgrade project. By the project’s anticipated completion in 2014, the city of Austin will be able to control each of its approximately 70,000 streetlights with the click of a mouse. The estimated annual savings: more than $1 million in combined energy and maintenance costs.

ROAM combines photo-control technology with wireless monitoring and control capabilities. In Austin, the ROAM system will be installed and managed by Austin Energy, which will monitor and control the streetlights using data received every hour from the wireless ROAM devices via a web-based communication system.

The ROAM solution is being used successfully by several cities throughout the country to help municipalities increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. These cities include College Station, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Glendale, AZ; and Anderson, IN.

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.

Holophane a Part of NYC’s Jacob Javits Center Renovation

October 19, 2010

Acuity Brands has joined the effort to renovate New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center using its Holophane® brand of highbay luminaires. Javits renovationIt’s part of a three-year renovation project to, among other things, re-light the main convention center space and create the largest “green” roof in the northeastern United States. The project started this summer and will phase through 2013.



The main thrust of the lighting portion of the renovation consists of replacing the existing highbay luminaires with solution-driven Holophane Prismpack® High Bay luminaires. The Javits Center’s goals include enhanced quality of illumination, energy savings, reduction in overall maintenance costs, and improved aesthetics. A unique component of the lighting used for this project is a partially perforated cover on the Prismpack luminaire to provide a very controlled amount of uplight and a differentiated aesthetic appearance.

Available with new ISD SuperGlass™ reflectors that provide unparalleled performance and uniformity, Holophane Prismpack luminaires are the perfect fixtures for a variety of high bay applications including industrial, commercial and educational facilities. The covered reflectors provide minimal uplight and are also especially suited for dirty or industrial environments.