Acuity Brands' new products increase pedestrian safety and decrease light pollution

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31726 0 thumb Date Announced: 17 Jun 2011

ATLANTA –– Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, is expanding its LED Outdoor WALK application portfolio with the introduction of the Tersen® Ratio™ 1.5 and the American Electric Lighting® AVPL™ to serve the nighttime needs of pedestrians outdoors.

Tersen Ratio 1.5 is contemporary styled luminaire supporting 48 LED diodes that produce illumination equivalent to a traditional 175-watt metal halide (MH) lamp. Its stylistic “finned” shape serves as a heat sink as well as an architectural statement, making it ideal for outdoor parking lots, walkways and mixed-use applications. The luminaire achieves a 50,000-hour life at 1000 MA with 70 percent lumen maintenance.

American Electric Lighting AVPL is a superior LED post top lighting choice for local roads, commercial streetscapes, campuses and green spaces. The AVPL is a die-cast aluminum unit with the same approximate size and weight as its HID counterpart, and includes the same installation-friendly features. With its Valiant Colonial-style dayform, the AVPL combines traditional styling with cutting edge technology and glare control.

“In the absence of natural light, we provide products that optimize illumination while saving energy. Our WALK application products help enable pedestrians to navigate their nighttime journey safely,” said Michael Naylor, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Outdoor Products. “These solutions aid in creating a more secure environment, complement adjacent roadway lighting systems, and work in concert with landscape and building lighting design.”

Designed to meet IES standards for all applications, Acuity Brands LED Outdoor WALK products provide maximum visibility to enhance safety for pedestrians and minimize light pollution with highly controlled fixtures that aim lighting on task, not toward the sky.

The Ratio 1.5 and AVPL are available through Acuity Brands Outdoor sales representatives and authorized distributors. For more information visit

The walk experience is one of four key segments in the Acuity Brands LED Outdoor portfolio that heavily rely on effective, efficient, sustainable and controllable lighting. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of WALK category products and solutions from its six complementary brands – Lithonia Lighting, Hydrel, Tersen Lighting, American Electric Lighting, Antique Street Lamps and Winona Lighting.

About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of luminaires, lighting control systems and related products and services with fiscal year 2010net sales of over $1.6 billion. The Company’s lighting and system control product lines include Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Gotham®, Carandini®, RELOC®, Antique Street Lamps™, Tersen®, Winona Lighting®, Syner gy® Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, and ROAM®. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs ap proximately 6,000 associates and has operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Jennifer Manocchio 910-772-1688


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