Acuity Brands Lighting OLED Experts Play Influential Role at OLEDs World Summit 2012

September 10, 2012

Two OLED lighting experts from Acuity Brands Lighting will share their insight at the 2012 OLEDs World Summit in San Francisco, Calif. Sept. 26 – 28, 2012. Peter Ngai, Vice President, Innovation at the Acuity Brands Lighting OLED Lighting Design Center, will provide opening remarks and chair multiple sessions on day two of the summit, which focuses exclusively on OLED lighting.

“In the past, OLED display was a major emphasis at the Summits; however, this year we have expanded the topics on OLED lighting,” said Ngai, who has been a featured speaker since 2009 and an advisory council member since 2011. “The 2012 Summit will feature OLED technology for lighting, OLED lighting design sessions, as well as a strategic panel discussion on OLED lighting application.”

Additionally, Jeannine Fisher, Director Lighting Design and Application at OLED Lighting Design Center will participate in a panel discussion about OLED technology, performance needs, costs and opportunities for OLEDs in the marketplace. The session takes place at 4 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2012.

“Supporting conferences dedicated exclusively to OLEDs is just one of the many ways Acuity Brands is committed to innovating the lighting industry,” said Neil Egan, Director of Communications, Acuity Brands Lighting. “Acuity Brands experts are among the top in the industry, and we are excited to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of OLED lighting technology.”

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About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2011 net sales of $1.8 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company’s lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design(TM), Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity(TM), Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, and Acculamp®.

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Kevin Leadford Presenting at 2012 LED Lighting Evolution Conference

June 1, 2012

Kevin Leadford, Vice President of Innovation with Acuity Brands Lighting, is speaking at the SID LED Lighting Evolution Conference at Display Week 2012, presented by IMS Research in Boston, Mass. on Wed., June 6.

Leadford’s presentation addresses solid-state lighting alternatives to replace fluorescent troffers. He will provide a historical perspective of troffers, giving context to the various types by distinguishing how they are used and why.

“By looking at the history and evolution of troffers, we can discuss some key issues that have been important in the past and identify emerging trends,” Leadford said. “SSL lighting has cost and performance benefits, but the potential for new styles and form factors is also significant.”

The Lighting Evolution Conference: From Sapphire to Lumens will make its debut at Display Week 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center. The goal of this event is to allow global industry leaders throughout the supply chain to explore the cutting edge innovations that will shape the future of lighting and backlighting. Lighting Evolution: From Sapphire to Lumens will feature keynotes and presentations from industry leaders, lively panel sessions and plenty of time for networking.

Visit the IMS Conference site for more information.


Winona Lighting Launches Expanded OLED Portfolio at Light+Building 2012

April 2, 2012

Acuity Brands, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the Revel™ and Kindred™ luminaire families from Winona® Lighting. The expanded lines include new size and mounting options, and will be showcased at Light+Building 2012, April 15 – 20 in LG Chem’s booth (hall 4.2, booth G25).

Consistent with the Light+Building 2012 theme of “energy efficiency,” Revel and Kindred luminaires utilize efficient and high performing OLED panels provided by LG Chem, with efficacies of 60 lumens per watt. Both luminaire families provide performance-based lighting solutions designed for indoor ambient and decorative applications.

“The addition of the Revel and Kindred OLED luminaires allows the designer to customize and create unique fixtures that are eco-friendly and energy efficient,” said Peter Ngai, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Research and Development. “The best innovations link technology and design with a profound regard for human interaction. We are pleased to see our visions executed through Winona Lighting, and demonstrate the Company’s commitment to provide the broadest and most diverse traditional and solid-state lighting product portfolio in the industry.”

The contemporary Kindred luminaire is designed to provide a room with individualized canopies of light. Its evocative, iconic shape, especially when mounted in close proximity, promotes a feeling of visual comfort, while its thin profile and gentle curvature create a sense of spacial intimacy. The complete Kindred luminaire series is available in three sizes and multiple mounting options.  It delivers decorative, custom or general lighting solutions and can be used in many types of applications, including office, hospitality, retail, residential and specialty public areas.

The Revel luminaire, inspired by the organic shapes of flowers, is a lighting system that gives designers the freedom to create lighting patterns tailored to their unique application. Its simple, yet elegant and thin, form factor allows designers to augment architectural elements of ceilings and walls while providing high-quality ambient lighting. Now available in several mounting styles, Revel can be applied in a multitude of ways to provide accent or functional lighting that breaks away from rectangular grid layouts.

Revel recently received the Most Innovative Product of the Year award at the 2011 Lightfair® International Trade Show and Conference, and both Revel and Kindred luminaires were accepted in the 2011 IES Progress Report for uniqueness, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.

All Winona Lighting products, including the Revel and Kindred, are available through the Company’s global sales representatives and authorized distributors.

For additional information, please visit the Acuity Brands and Winona Lighting websites.