Circuit of The Americas selects Acuity outdoor lighting controls

Jan. 31, 2014
ATLANTA - Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA), is a world-class performance, education and business center and home to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and 2014 ESPN Summer X Games. COTA now features Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) outdoor lighting controls for site and maintenance management of its lighting systems. COTA selected the ROAMview™ wireless lighting monitoring and control system to help manage the outdoor lighting of its 1,335-acre site including the racetrack, associated facilities and parking lots.

The ROAMview system uses an automated central system with software that reports which lights are on and off, allowing COTA to more closely control lighting and maintenance and react immediately to lighting failures. ROAMview offers the flexibility to wirelessly adjust lighting at an individual fixture level on a daily basis for a variety of events. System benefits include reducing energy consumption and maintenance time and costs.

“The system is exceeding expectations; it successfully maintains parking lot, roadway and public walkway lighting with flexibility,” said Leo Garcia, COTA head electrician of energy management. “It has created a safe and manageable environment for a multitude of events and situations.”

COTA installed 139 ROAMview control nodes across the campus. The majority of the nodes were placed on metal halide fixtures within parking lots, along the main street at the venue (COTA Boulevard) as well as on new pedestrian walkways and roadways. ROAMview nodes were also installed in a newly constructed paddock area used for staging equipment.

COTA uses five lighting control scenarios with 10 individual zones to ensure the perfect lighting for every event such as concerts and Grand Prix races. The different scenarios and zones maintain traffic control and safety for pedestrians.

After installing and operating the ROAMview system, the control abilities at COTA have proved versatile and achieved positive feedback. “Venue staff has expressed a high level of satisfaction,” said Garcia. “The ability to easily adjust light settings across such a large area from one central location has made turning on and off lights really flexible for staff, so we hear a lot of positive feedback.”

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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 2013 net sales of over $2 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,500 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. ROAM, with numerous installations throughout the U.S. and Canada, is the proven leader in outdoor wireless control solutions. 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™, Sunoptics®, Axion™ Controls, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity™, Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp® and eldoLED®.


Rachel Kaylor