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.”