2018-03-28

Atrius Solution Builder Offers HTML5, Browser-Based Integrated Development Environment for Developing Web Applications and Dashboards

Acuity Brands, Inc. released Atrius Solution Builder, an HTML5, browser-based Integrated Development Environment to help rapidly build visually-rich, interactive web-based graphical user interfaces, applications and dashboards. These user interfaces can be built for range of digital devices such as computers, mobile devices, tablets, touch screen displays, educational kiosks and digital signage.
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2018-02-26

Big Names in the Wave of Connected Lighting and Smart Cities

It’s not a coincidence that multinational lighting conglomerates like Philips Lighting and LEDVANCE have lately been undergoing transformations, including product mix adjustment, more investments in smart lighting, cutting jobs and quitting production related to traditional lighting.
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2018-02-08

Atrius Navigator and Atrius Insights IoT Services from Acuity Brands Deliver a Complete Indoor Positioning Solution

Acuity Brands announced a complete, end-to-end indoor positioning services (IPS) solution comprised of two Atrius Internet of Things (IoT) platform services: Atrius Navigator software development kit (SDK), leveraging cloud-based services and administrative tools, and Atrius Insights spatial analytics web application. The Atrius indoor positioning solution (IPS) helps businesses develop applications that redefine how customers interact with their space and enhance business operations.  
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2018-01-31

LEDinside: Global Industrial Lighting Market Scale Will Reach USD 5.687 Billion in 2022 

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 Industrial Lighting and High / Low Bay Light Market Report, the global LED industrial lighting market increases significantly as the stability and price of LED products are approaching the traditional metal-halide lamp. Europe takes up the largest market share in 2018, followed by China and America. In view of shipments, Chinese market accounts for the greatest proportion, mainly because the products from Chinese market are in lower prices. The global industrial lighting market scale comes to USD 3.934 billion in 2018, and expected to reach USD 5.687 billion in 2022, with CAGR of 10% during 2018-2022.
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2018-01-25

Mobile Apps from Acuity Controls Offer Quick and Easy Lighting Configuration and Control

Acuity Brands announced the availability of mobile apps to help make start-up and programming of lighting control networks and sensors from Acuity Brands easier and quicker. Now electrical contractors and other validated users can have the capability to set up and manage indoor lighting controls via their iPhone and Android mobile devices. 
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2017-11-02

New LED Downlight with Integrated Speaker from Lithonia Lighting Lights Up a Room While Enjoying Music

Acuity Brands introduced the 6SL LED Speaker Downlight module from Lithonia Lighting that provides an easy and efficient way to light up a room and enjoy music for the entire family, customers or employees.
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2017-10-18

LocusLabs to Expand Capabilities of LocusMaps Mapping Application with the Atrius IoT Platform from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands announced LocusLabs, Inc. has joined the Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem. LocusLabs plans to enable its location-as-a-service platform to take advantage of the Atrius IoT platform’s location-based services (LBS) and indoor positioning services (IPS).
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2017-09-21

nLight ECLYPSE™ Lighting Controller from Acuity Brands Receives Product of the Year Silver Award

Acuity Brands announced the nLight ECLYPSE® lighting controller has won the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2017 Product of the Year - Silver Award in the Lighting Controls category. Now in its 13th year, the Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year contest is the premier reader-choice award for new products in the HVAC, lighting, fire, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets.
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2017-09-18

Two LED Luminaires from Acuity Brands Receive Lighting for Tomorrow Awards

Two LED luminaires from Acuity Brands were selected to receive a 2017 Lighting for Tomorrow (LFT) award. The annual competition was created in 2002 to recognize the best decorative, energy-efficient luminaires in the market, and is organized by the American Lighting Association, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
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2017-09-12

Acuity Brands, Silver Spring Join Hands to Enable Smart Street Lighting and IoT Infrastructure

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced its Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. subsidiary has selected Silver Spring Networks, Inc. as a technology and channel partner for its smart street light and smart city solutions. Acuity Brands has developed and will market its DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol, which will operate on a wireless network platform managed by Silver Spring Networks. The solution offers municipalities and utility companies enhanced functionality and adaptive control of their LED street lighting systems.
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2017-06-29

Leading Technology and Software Providers Adopt Atrius IoT Platform and Software Solutions from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today that leading enterprise technology providers are leveraging capabilities within the Company’s newly branded Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform to deliver software solutions to their customers. These technology providers include, among others, Dimension Data, Phunware, Inc., Verve, LocusLabs, Aisle411, Point Inside, GISinc, Gozia Health, Xenia Retail and Arora Engineers, Inc.
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2017-05-02

New SiteView Energy Solution from Acuity Brands Delivers Real-Time Power Metering to Manage Energy Consumption and Costs

Acuity Brands, Inc. introduced its SiteView Energy solution, which combines power metering devices and a digital dashboard, to create a detailed, real-time look at actual energy consumption within a building. The SiteView Energy solution takes advantage of software that is hosted within nLight ECLYPSE smart building-ready controllers, also from Acuity Brands, to help building owners track and analyze weekly, monthly and yearly energy data to identify trends and savings.
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2017-02-13

Acuity Brands Signs Research Project with the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has signed a sponsored research agreement with Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc., a North American supplier of LED-based lighting solutions. As part of this project, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) will develop light protocols for specialized LED lighting with integrated feedback for efficient plant growth.
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2017-01-05

Acuity Brands Tunable White LED Luminaire Wins School Planning and Management Magazine’s Award

Acuity Brands announced that its BLT Series Tunable White Luminaires from Lithonia Lighting® won the “Platinum” award for School Planning & Management magazine’s 2016 New Product Award program. The New Product Award program “honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers, whose products or services are considered to be noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment.”
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2016-10-26

Acuity Brands VP of Technology Receives IES Medal for Technical Achievement over Pioneer Work in Advancing OLED

Acuity Brands announced Peter Y. Ngai, Vice President-Technology, has received the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) MEDAL in recognition of meritorious technical achievement for furthering the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering. Ngai was honored during the IES 2016 National Convention held October 23-25 in Orlando, Florida, U.S..
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2016-10-21

Acuity Brands Launches LED Linear Lighting System for Architectural Applications

Acuity Brands introduced the DanaLite FlexConnect™ architectural-grade LED linear lighting system designed for use in hospitality, commercial office, retail and high-end residential applications. Due to its patent-pending embedded connectors, the DanaLite FlexConnect lighting system is the only encapsulated LED strip that can be field-cut and reconnected in six-inch increments. This reconnectability feature simplifies installation and configuration and helps eliminate waste.
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2016-10-17

Acuity Brands Launches Wireless Smart LED Lighting Control Platform nLight

Acuity Brands announced the nLight® AIR platform, a wireless extension of its widely deployed nLight® digital lighting control platform. As a fully wireless lighting control system with a five-tier security architecture, nLight AIR is ideal for building owners and contractors looking to seamlessly upgrade facilities to LED lighting control solutions that are designed to support compliance with state energy code requirements. nLight Air is especially suited for spaces where wiring is cost prohibitive, or for retrofits where running new wires can be difficult or complex.
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2016-10-14

Acuity Brands Sheds LED Lights on 38 U.S. Hospitals for Safe Ilumination and Cuts Costs

Dignity Health has made its mark in the health care industry by providing quality and compassionate care at facilities in 3 states. After adopting a brand campaign to elevate the experience of visitors and staff, Dignity Health wanted to revitalize the aesthetics of 38 of its hospital campuses while promoting greater visibility, enhanced curb appeal and significantly reducing operating costs.
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2016-09-22

Acuity Brands LED Controller Makes Smart Building More Intelligent

Acuity Brands introduced the nLight ECLYPSE™ controller, an innovative smart building ready controller that combines digital lighting and HVAC controls onto one platform. The new controller is built using Acuity Brands’ award-winning ECLYPSE™ platform by Distech Controls® and industry-leading nLight® controls by Acuity Controls. The unified platform gives building managers the power to configure, monitor and control critical building systems through one intuitive interface. The ECLYPSE platform uses the BACnet™/IP communications protocol
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2016-09-14

Acuity Brands LED Luminaires Win Prestigious Lighting for Tomorrow Award

Three decorative LED luminaires from Acuity Brands were selected to receive a 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow (LFT) award. The annual competition was created in 2002 to recognize the best decorative, energy-efficient luminaires in the market, and is organized by the American Lighting Association, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and Underwriters Laboratories.
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2016-08-11

IES Selects Seven Acuity Brands Luminaires for Annual Progress Report

Seven LED lighting solutions from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) were selected for the 2016 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Report, which showcases the year's most significant developments in the art and science of lighting. Acuity Brands luminaires selected by IES address a variety of lighting applications in the commercial, educational, transportation and retail sectors.
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2016-06-30

Acuity Brands Chosen as Exclusive Smart Lighting Solutions Supplier by Target

Acuity Brands announced an agreement with Target to provide smart lighting technologies, featuring energy saving LED fixtures and dimming controls. Target will be exclusively installing Acuity Brands next generation, smart LED sales floor fixtures, along with Acuity Brands store accent lighting and distribution center site lighting, as part of ongoing efforts to significantly reduce energy consumption and enhance operational effectiveness across its facility footprint.
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2016-05-06

Acuity Brands Launches New Linear Suspended Luminaires Balance LED and OLED Technologies

Acuity Brands announced Olessence™ luminaires by Peerless®, a new high-performance architectural linear suspended lighting solution for commercial and professional office spaces. Olessence luminaires balance OLED and LED lighting technologies to maximize beauty and performance in lighting while optimizing energy savings and cost.
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2016-04-26

Acuity Brands Releases Tunable White LED Lighting for Education Applications

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) introduces today a breakthrough LED lighting innovation that aims to empower schools to use classroom lighting to improve student learning and attention. The new BLT Series Tunable White Luminaire from Lithonia Lighting® allows both the light level and color temperature to be easily adjusted to the optimal setting for student tasks such as reading or test-taking.
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2016-04-08

Acuity Brands Upgraded Fort Benning with LED Lighting System

Luminaire outages represented the most common complaints when Flint Energies purchased the outdoor power system at Fort Benning, a military training base and home to the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. Fort Benning, located near Columbus, Georgia, supports more than 120,000 active duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees and civilian employees on a daily basis.
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2016-04-07

Acuity Brands Reports Net Revenue up 26% in 2Q16

Acuity Brands announced record second quarter results for net sales, net income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”). Fiscal 2016 second quarter net sales of US $777.8 million increased $161.7 million, or 26%, compared with the year-ago period. Operating profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $106.7 million, an increase of $28.1 million, or 36%, over the year-ago period. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $65.5 million, an increase of 41% compared with the prior-year period. Fiscal 2016 second quarter diluted EPS of $1.49 increased 39% compared with $1.07 for the year-ago period.
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2016-03-16

Qualcomm and Acuity Brands Partner up to Deploy LED-based Indoor Location Services in More than 100 Retail Stores

Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, is working closely with Acuity Brands in the commercial deployment of LED lighting fixtures/services (marketed by Acuity Brands as Bytelight™ Services) that use Qualcomm® Lumicast™ technology to bring indoor positioning capabilities and services to retailers. Unlike RF-based technologies, Lumicast uses visible-light signals transmitted from LED fixtures to deliver indoor positioning. A regular smartphone, using apps enabled by Lumicast software, receives the light signals through the front camera to determine its position and orientation with exceptional precision and speed.
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2016-02-24

Simon and Acuity Brands Kicks off Pilot Smart Parking Lot Lighting Projects in Atlanta and Florida

Simon announced that it is conducting a pilot program in conjunction with Acuity Brands that will employ outdoor LED lighting systems to monitor parking lot vehicle counts and occupancy data to facilitate the efficient management of traffic and parking. The pilot will be conducted at Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA and Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida.
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2016-01-13

Acuity Brands to Demonstrate Indoor Positioning at NRF 2016 with Microsoft's Retail Industry Group

Acuity Brands, Inc. today announced that it will be showcasing its new LED lighting-based indoor positioning technology at the Microsoft Retail Industry Group booth at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 2016 Annual Convention & EXPO, January 17-19, in New York City.
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2016-01-06

Acuity Brands Acquires Software Service Company GeoMetri

Acuity Brands  announced it has acquired for cash certain assets, including all proprietary technology and other intellectual property, of GeoMetri, LLC, a provider of a software and services platform for mapping, navigation and analytics.
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