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.”

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Lithonia Lighting Adds 100 LPW Luminaire to Indoor Ambient LED Product Portfolio

March 8, 2012

VTLEDAcuity Brands has expanded the Lithonia Lighting VTLED indoor ambient lighting series with new 100+ lumens per watt (LPW) luminaire. The 100+ LPW luminaire is a new standard offering for VTLED 2’ x 4’ and 1’ x 4’ configurations.

In addition to the new 100+ LPW luminaire, new optional features are available for the Lithonia Lighting VTLED series including:

  • 2.5 McAdams ellipses to assure no visible color variation between fixture
  • L80 performance for up to 50,000 hours
  • an expanded range of lumen packages for 2’ x 4’ configurations, including 2600, 4000, 4800 and 7200 lumens
  • a wider range of color temperatures, including 3500K, 4000K and 5000K
  • emergency lighting battery packs featuring 1400 lumens installed for egress lighting
  • bi-level dimming for renovation of existing fluorescent applications with two ballasts and two circuits

The 2.5 McAdams ellipses and the L80 performance features are also new options for the RTLED luminaire.

“Our continuous goal is to exceed the expectations of the marketplace with the best LED luminaires,” said William A. Ballweg, Product Development Manager, Lithonia Lighting Commercial Indoor Products.  “We are constantly pushing the market forward with innovative options that deliver better performance, offer more choices and assure a greater range of price points.

“Currently, our customers are seeing many renovation opportunities for indoor ambient LED lighting,” said Ballweg.  “And these renovation applications can present a wide range of conditions that require options in lumens, emergency lighting and controls.  We’re not just thinking about these things, we are delivering solutions.”


Lithonia Lighting Expands Volumetric LED Product Line

December 9, 2010
New RTLEDs

New Lithonia Lighting RTLEDs

Lithonia Lighting unveils two new configurations of its popular RTLED™ luminaire, a 1’x4’ model and a 2’x4’ model. These join a 2’x2’ luminaire in the RTLED series, providing customers with a complete and diverse LED lighting solution set for any ceiling configuration.

The RTLED family of volumetric recessed luminaires are factory-enabled with Acuity Brands’ nLight™ intelligent controls interface and deliver high-quality ambient white light for general illumination applications throughout an entire space. They also reduce energy consumption, maintenance costs and a building’s environmental footprint.


SuperValu Expands Deployment of Lithonia Lighting’s RTLED

October 13, 2010

Grocery giant SUPERVALU’s ongoing sustainability initiative is designed to enhance its store environment and shoppers’ experience, and that means network-wide Supervaluinstallation of the Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™. The company began a trial using the Lithonia Lighting RTLED at the end of 2009 in its Chestnut Hill Star Market in Newton, MA. At the time, the Star Market served as a test ground for installing LED lighting and is RTLEDthe first grocery store in the nation entirely lit with LEDs. Due to the success of the trial, two SUPERVALU stores in Southern California were recently renovated with the RTLED lighting system.

“We renovated our lighting with the RTLED because of the effect and the impact,” said Keith Tarver, manager of Electrical Systems at SUPERVALU. “We believe the quality of the LED ambient lighting is more soothing, creating a better environment and customer experience for our shoppers. And, we are saving energy! We have received nothing but positive feedback from our customers and store employees.”

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. Powered by an advanced LED light engine, the RTLED luminaire delivers an expected 50,000 hour system life and a superior lighting environment: high color rendering (80+ CRI), 3500K color temperature, and full range dimming with 0-10V DC control.

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University of Akron Chooses Lithonia Lighting RTLED

September 14, 2010

Underscoring the school’s sustainability, design and energy conservation goals, the University of Akron’s new Spicer Residence Hall features more than 700 Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™ luminaires in hallways, study lounges and social lounges.

UA chooses LEDs

“We were tasked with finding the right LED fixtures for the project, which had to be characterized by a high degree of energy efficiency, high-quality light output, the overall look of the fixture and the ease of installation as a one-for-one replacement,” said Ronald Radabaugh, P.E., L.C. principal and electrical engineer with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield, LLC (SBM).

Ultimately, Acuity Brands’ Lithonia Lighting luminaires were selected for their architectural look, ability to meet the installation demands of the LED conversion, quality of light and the brand’s reputation, according to one project consultant.

The University’s Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities Management Ted Curtis is pleased with the results. “The installation process proceeded as smoothly as it would have using conventional lighting technology. The LED ambient lighting delivers a crisper lighting effect and provides a comfort knowing we are spending fewer dollars to obtain better lighting.”


RTLED Named Best Interior LED Luminaire

September 8, 2010

Among interior commercial lighting products, Lithonia Lighting’s RTLED™ luminaire received the award for best interior commercial product at theLEDshow in Las Vegas in August. Lithonia Lighting is a division of Acuity Brands.

theLEDshow is a mini-convention and lighting industry consortium focused on marketing and promoting LED and solid-state lighting. The award honors LED lighting that is innovative, provides a high quality of light output, and eliminates cumbersome installation processes.

Lithonia Lighting RTLED

Lithonia Lighting's RTLED

“We are honored to receive the award for best LED interior commercial product,” said Dave Ranieri, vice president and general manager of Lithonia Lighting Commercial Indoor Products. “The RTLED fixture is an intelligent, controllable and adaptable LED lighting solution designed to meet current and future needs.” Volumetric lighting, embedded controls and plug-and-play features, he added, make it ideal for various commercial applications, including office, retail, education and healthcare facilities.

First introduced in May 2010, 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.

The RTLED is powered by an advanced LED light engine and delivers an expected 50,000-hour system life and a superior lighting environment. Specifications include: high color rendering (80+ CRI), 3500K color temperature, and full-range dimming with 0-10V DC control.