Acuity Brands, Inc Triumphs at Major LED Lighting Awards Competitions

May 15, 2012

11 industry awards for Company’s indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions include prestigious “Best in Class” designation.

Acuity Brands, Inc. received an unprecedented 11 prominent industry awards, including prestigious “Best in Class” designation, for its newest commercial and industrial indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions during last week’s LIGHTFAIR® International 2012 trade show.  Acuity Brands was the most honored LED lighting luminaire manufacturer.

The Company led the Next Generation Luminaires(TM) (NGL) Solid State Lighting Design Competition, winning a total of six awards for its LED indoor ambient and industrial lighting products, including “Best in Class” honors for the Lithonia Lighting® ST Series luminaire. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the NGL contest was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.

In addition, Acuity Brands was honored with five awards for its indoor and outdoor LED lighting luminaires as part of the 2012 Solid-State Lighting Product Innovation Awards from Architectural SSL magazine, which were presented during Lightfair 2012. The awards identify and honor the market’s most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures as selected by a group of distinguished industry peers.

“We are honored to be recognized by our industry peers with 11 prestigious awards for our indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions,” said Rick Earlywine, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Innovation & Technology. “The significance and number of awards proves yet again why Acuity Brands is the leading lighting company in North America.  We are committed to providing smart and simple solutions that deliver the best quality of lighting for a better quality of life. These industry honors clearly recognize that our innovative high-performance luminaires with integrated digital controls solutions are effectively increasing the quality of light, reducing maintenance and energy requirements, improving sustainability and lowering the total cost of operation.

“Our ongoing goal is to envision and create lighting solutions that customers both need and want; solutions that are not only high quality, reliable and affordable, but are also innovative, integrated and aesthetically pleasing,” said Earlywine.

Next Generation Luminaires Awards
The Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) judges recognized six innovative Acuity Brands products in three unique categories – utility/general purpose lighting, recessed modular lighting and high bay industry lighting.

Winners included: Lithonia Lighting ST Series indoor ambient LED luminaires, which received “Best-in-Class”; Lithonia Lighting RT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting VT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting AC Series indoor ambient lighting luminaires; Lithonia Lighting T Series indoor ambient lighting luminaires; and Lithonia Lighting PROTEON(TM) LED High Bay luminaires for industrial applications. For more information about the NGL winners visit http://www.ngldc.org/.

Product Innovation Awards
Architectural SSL magazine judges awarded five 2012 Solid-State Lighting Product Innovation Awards (PIA) to Acuity Brands spanning three categories – indoor and outdoor LED lighting products, general ambient lighting products, linear cove/wall wash and area lighting products.
The new high-quality Acuity Brands’ products honored by PIA included: Lithonia Lighting RT Relight Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting VT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting ST Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting Z Series LED striplights; and American Electric LightingR Autobahn outdoor area LED lighting luminaires. For more information about the PIA winners visit http://www.architecturalssl.com/.


Multiple Acuity Brands LED Lighting Products Receive Prestigious Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

March 30, 2012

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today a total of five indoor and outdoor LED lighting products, including three general ambient lighting products, one linear cove/wall wash and one area lighting product, have been selected to receive 2012 Solid-State Lighting Product Innovation Awards (PIA) from Architectural SSL magazine. The awards, representing a peer-recognized selection of quality LED products, identify and honor the market’s best LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures.

The innovative and significant new Acuity Brands products selected by PIA include: Lithonia Lighting® RTLED Relight indoor ambient LED series, Lithonia Lighting®  VTLED indoor ambient LED series, Lithonia Lighting® STLED indoor ambient LED series, Lithonia Lighting®  Z series LED striplight and American Electric Lighting® Autobahn outdoor area LED lighting.

“We are truly honored that our innovative LED lighting solutions have been recognized and appreciated by the industry,” said Rick Earlywine, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Innovation & Technology. “As the recognized leader in the lighting industry, it is our responsibility to maximize the potential of digital technology – smart luminaires, robust controls and advanced toolsets – to create the best lighting solutions for every indoor and outdoor environment.”