Acuity Brands' Marker Light for healthcare facilities uses amber OLED technology

June 2, 2014
ATLANTA -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) introduces the OLED Marker Light Series concept luminaires, offering a new approach for decorative, orientation and low-level illumination.

On display at Lightfair® International 2014 (LFI) -- Acuity Brands Booth #3808 -- these OLED luminaires can create a directional beacon in high traffic areas, add visual appeal, provide subtle orientation along a movement path and provide low-level illumination in critical care areas as part of a 24-hour lighting scheme, benefiting both patients and their caregivers.

The concept luminaire series, featuring OLED panels from OLEDWorks, demonstrates use of an amber OLED at a 590 nanometers (nm) peak, and fixed luminance of 600 candelas per meter squared (cd/m2), making the lighting solution ideal for night lighting in healthcare applications.

“These products clearly demonstrate the potential of OLED lighting for critical care areas, and how OLED luminaires can be applied in corporate, hospitality, healthcare and residential lighting interior applications,” said Pete Shannin (@PeteShannin), Acuity Brands General Manager and Vice President, OLED Business Group. “The OLED Marker Light Series provides an integrated solution with distinctive design statements that demonstrate the value of OLED, including a minimalist form factor, glare-free light and design freedom achievable only through OLED lighting. As we continue to develop our OLED lighting portfolio of products working with the world’s leading OLED lighting technology suppliers, we are excited to work with OLEDWorks, a leading North American manufacturer of OLED lighting technology.”

“OLED amber lights uniquely provide low glare, naturally diffuse light, and are free of blue wavelengths that disrupt circadian rhythms, making these products specifically well -suited for the needs of the healthcare market,” said David DeJoy, Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OLEDWorks. “OLEDWorks is pleased to grow its collaboration with Acuity Brands Lighting. Our joint efforts will create the exceptionally pure light experience designers have previously only imagined. Acuity Brands’ leadership role in design innovation and system integration combined with OLEDWorks’ affordable OLED light engines will hasten adoption of OLED lighting and its related energy saving and design benefits.”

To learn more about OLED innovations, technology, and product offerings from Acuity Brands, visit or contact Jeannine Fisher Wang (@JeannineFWang) at [email protected]

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. 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®.

About OLEDWorks

OLEDWorks scientists and engineers are pioneers in the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) industry, and apply their 200+ years of collective experience to making advances in OLED lighting. The company’s entrepreneurial approach enables responsive, creative and cost-effective solutions to OLED lighting challenges that outperform all other manufacturing solutions currently available. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., where OLED was discovered, OLEDWorks employs some of the world’s foremost experts in OLED.

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