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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Acuity Brands Unveils New Lighting System for Commercial Applications

Acuity Brands, Inc.​​, a market leader in providing indoor and outdoor lighting and energy management solutions, announced a new LightFlex™ CCT concept system​ from Sunoptics® that allows the patented daylighting system to achieve color temperatures similar to those utilized in commercial lighting systems – a first in the daylighting industry. This enhanced color quality creates a warmer, smoother, more uniform color, making it ideal for daylighting applications where enhanced aesthetics are desired.
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Acuity Brands Introduces Dynamic Lighting to Mainstream Applications

Acuity Brands, a market leader in providing indoor and outdoor lighting and energy management solutions, introduces a simplified, holistic dynamic solution that brings features once reserved for theatrical and architainment lighting to mainstream applications. This new Mainstream Dynamic system integrates exciting dynamic features with traditional forms and scalable control networks, enabling designers and architects to transform everyday spaces.
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Acuity Brands Acquires Juno Lighting

Acuity Brands announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the equity interests of Juno Lighting LLC (“Juno Lighting Group”), a leading provider of downlighting and track lighting fixtures for both residential and commercial applications. Juno Lighting Group, a unit of Schneider Electric, serves customers throughout North America, including electrical distributors, lighting showrooms, homecenters, contractors, architects, engineers, lighting designers and commercial facilities. Juno Lighting Group operates manufacturing facilities in Des Plaines, Illinois, and Fishers, Indiana, and generates current annual revenues of approximately $250 million.
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Acuity Brands and Silver Spring Networks Partner up to Develop Smart City Lights

Today at the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference, North America’s largest conference dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service providers, Acuity Brands, through its subsidiary Acuity Brands Lighting, and Silver Spring Networks announced an agreement to jointly develop an intelligent lighting platform for utilities, cities, and large campus operators which will allow them to upgrade their aging lighting infrastructure and establish a path to additional smart city applications and services.
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Acuity Brands Introduces Lens-free LED Luminaires for Interior Application

 Acuity Brands has opened up a world of inspiring possibilities for clean, uninterrupted lines of light with its award-winning LED lighting innovation: Peerless® Open LED luminaires. Peerless from Acuity Brands announces the commercial availability of Open, a family of lens-free LED luminaires for offices, as well as educational and healthcare facilities that brings a new aesthetic to commercial architects and lighting designers. By eliminating connection seams, Peerless Open has solved the technological riddle that had previously prevented seamless, continuous linear lighting. The result is uniform, glare-free illumination without the leaks, seams and dust incumbent with linear lenses.
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Acuity Brands Tackles Food Processing Challenges with Breakthrough Networked LED Lighting Solutions

Today, Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is unveiling its first networked LED-based lighting solutions designed specifically to address the tough conditions food processing facilities deal with every day. The new networked solutions for food processing facilities are a groundbreaking approach to lighting that enable savings, flexibility, operational efficiency and visual comfort.
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Acuity Brands Completes Acquisition of Distech Controls

Acuity Brands  announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Acuity Brands Lighting, completed the previously announced acquisition of Distech Controls Inc., a leading provider of building automation and energy management solutions that allow for the seamless integration of lighting, HVAC, access control, closed circuit television, and related systems.  Acuity Brands Lighting acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Distech Controls for approximately 318 million Canadian dollars. 
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Sensity Systems Closes Smart Lighting Funding Round with Strategic Investments From Acuity Brands and GE

Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSNs), has closed a private funding round of $36 million led by Cisco Investments and includes industry leaders Acuity Brands, GE Ventures and Simon Venture Group (corporate investment arm of Simon Property Group). Sensity has now raised a total of $74 million since its inception from venture investors Almaz Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Radar Partners and Silver Creek Ventures, in addition to these four industry-leading lighting, networking and retail organizations. The investment will be used to scale Sensity’s NetSense platform and application developer program globally.
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Acuity Brands Launches New LED Streetlights

Acuity Brands introduces Autobahn ATBM LED roadway luminaires for 60% greater energy efficiency and 50% less maintenance compared to similar HID luminaires. ATBM LED luminaires from American Electric Lighting (AEL) combine precisely engineered glass optics and the crisp white light inherent to LED to improve visibility and enhance safety on roadways while reducing CO2 emission up to 60%.
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Acuity Brands Shines Light on Hospital Patient Rooms with New Entera™LED Lighting Platform

Acuity Brands introduces the Entera™ system from Healthcare Lighting®, a new thoughtfully designed hospital lighting platform that marries the fresh design of LED illumination with integral controls to help enable the best in patient care. The multi-functional system can provide the appropriate level of energy-efficient lighting, at any time of the day.
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Acuity Brands Showcases Luminaires Integrating LED and OLED Tech at LightFair Int’l 2015

Acuity Brands unveiled this week at LIGHTFAIR® International luminaires using its Duet SSL(TM) Technology, a new design concept that optimizes the performance of OLED and LED light sources in a single luminaire. The interplay of the two solid-state technologies effectively combines the focused and directed light benefits of LEDs with the soft, uniform glow of OLEDs, offering specifiers new and more dynamic ways for lighting a space.
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[Update] DOE Invests $8.2M in Nine SSL R&D Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy announced on May 5, 2015 the competitive selection of nine projects for solid-state lighting (SSL), in response to the SSL R&D funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001171. The one- to two-year projects will focus on the areas of Core Technology Research, which involves the application of fundamental scientific concepts to SSL technology; Product Development, which involves using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable SSL materials, devices, or systems; and U.S. Manufacturing, which involves accelerating SSL technology adoption through manufacturing innovations and improvements that reduce costs and enhance quality and consistency.
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Acuity Brands Introduces LED Indoor Positioning System for Retailers

Retailers eager to more effectively communicate with in-store shoppers can now use LED lighting to do so, as Acuity Brands announced the commercial availability of its lighting-based ByteLight™ Services for indoor positioning.
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Hands on Review of Acuity Brand's Chalina OLED Luminaire

Towards the end of 2014, Home Depot started to offer several Acuity Brands OLED luminaries, with prices starting at US $199. This was exciting - as these are the cheapest OLED lamps ever, and it is the first time OLEDs are offered at a major retail channel.
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Acuity Brands Announces Acquisition of LED Indoor Positioning Company ByteLight

Acuity Brands announced it has acquired for cash certain assets, including the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights, of ByteLight, a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting. The combination of ByteLight's technology with Acuity Brands' award-winning Visible Light Communication-enabled drivers and LED lighting platforms provides retailers with a method of delivering digital content to shoppers and associates within a retail store in an effort to increase customer loyalty and revenues while also reducing operating expenses.
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Acuity Brands Partners with Key Equipment Finance to Provide Finance Program for Clients

Acuity Brands and Key Equipment Finance announced that the two companies have teamed up to provide flexible financing solutions to qualified Acuity Brands customers converting to energy-efficient LED lighting and installing smart lighting networks. Key Equipment Finance is one of the largest bank-held equipment finance companies in the U.S. and an affiliate of KeyCorp.
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Acuity Brands, Cisco and Sensity Host Advanced Smart Outdoor Lighting Webinar

Acuity Brands, one of the world’s leading providers of LED lighting solutions; Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT; and Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), will present an educational webinar, “Meeting the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting.” The webinar is designed to help public sector organizations learn more about what it takes to get involved in the Presidential Challenge for Outdoor Lighting program, which was announced by the White House in January during the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
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Acuity Brands Partners with Sensity Systems to Deliver Transformational LED Solutions

Acuity Brands, one of the world's leading providers of LED lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications, today announces a strategic partnership with Sensity Systems​, a pioneer in light sensory networks. Acuity Brands and Sensity plan to create a joint solution that further transforms energy-efficient LED lighting into a smart, connected platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
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Acuity Brands Adds Lithonia Lighting Recessed LED Luminaires to Product Portfolio

Acuity Brands introduces the Avanté® LED Direct/Indirect recessed luminaires from Lithonia Lighting®, designed to deliver the market-preferred benefits of the classic Avanté luminaire while expanding the value of lighting for modern facilities by adding energy efficient LEDs and digital controls.
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Acuity Brands Adds High Mast LEDs to Product Portfolio

New HMAO™ LED II High Mast Series luminaires from Holophane allow lighting system owners and designers to upgrade existing and new construction high mast systems to LED. The new LED high mast system provides excellent visibility from a white LED light source while reducing energy and maintenance costs by up to 75 percent over incumbent HID light systems.
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Acuity Brands Unveils Its First OLED Indoor Lighting Solutions for Consumer Markets

Consumers who are eager for energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing indoor lighting solutions now have the latest technology available, with the launch of two new OLED (organic light emitting diode) lighting collections  from Acuity Brands.
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Lithonia Lighting Launches E Series LED Modules

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) introduces the new ENERGY STAR® certified E Series LED recessed modules from Lithonia Lighting® – offering exceptional performance and energy-saving benefits at an attractive price point. The module is well-suited for high-volume construction, cost competitive bids and everyday stock business. Additionally, it is ideal for both new or retrofit projects in residential and light commercial applications.
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