Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE: AYI) has been honored with seven lighting industry awards including a “Best in Class” from the Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. Distinctions were awarded to Peerless® and Lithonia Lighting® luminaires during the 2013 LEDucation 7 Conference held on March 20th. The judges, comprised of industry peers, evaluated and selected the lighting industry’s most innovative indoor lighting products.
The Lithonia Lighting W Series LED Wall Bracket was chosen “Best in Class” for excellence in quality, energy efficiency, dimmability, and aesthetic appearance and style among other attributes. W Series LED luminaires feature integrated controls that maximize energy savings in low-traffic or low-occupancy areas such as corridors, stairwells and restrooms. The luminaires automatically turn on or off as occupants move in and out of the areas.
According to the NGL, the idea behind its organization is to make it easier for lighting designers and specifiers to find LED lighting products that are worthy of specification. The goal is to recognize products that are not only attractive, but that are also energy-efficient and deliver good lighting quality.
NGL judges also distinguished Acuity Brands with six “Recognized” awards granted for the following innovative LED luminaires: Round LED luminaire by Peerless®; Peerless® Mino LED luminaire; Origami™ LED luminaire by Peerless®; I-BEAM® LED high bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®; IBH LED industrial low bay luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®; and Proteon™ SL linear pendant luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®.
The D-Series LED Floodlight, Sizes 1 and 3 from Lithonia Lighting® received a Recognized award for excellence at the outdoor NGL SSL Design Competition announced last month.
“The NGL SSL Design Competition is known for its competitive judging criteria, and we are honored the W Series LED Wall Bracket came out on top,” said Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, David Grimm. “With a total of eight awards for our company, Acuity Brands continues to be recognized by industry-leading organizations for producing the highest-quality, high-performance LED luminaries.”
The NGL SSL Design Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The contest seeks to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial, industrial, and institutional lighting applications.
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2012 net sales of over $1.9 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company's lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity™, Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp® and eldoLED®.