Acuity Brands Recognized for Excellence in Outdoor LED Lighting by DOE-Driven Competition

March 27, 2014
ATLANTA – March 27, 2014 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) announces its Holophane® TunnelPass LED™ has been distinguished by The Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition as a luminaire designed with technical innovation and excellence. The award-winning TunnelPass LED luminaire reduces energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared to high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures. The durable TunnelPass LED provides optimal lighting uniformity in tunnel and underpass applications, while offering up to 100,000 hours of reliable operation.

“It is an honor to have our innovative outdoor lighting solutions recognized by the NGL judges,” said Dave Deck, Acuity Brands Infrastructure Value Stream Manager. “We found they were particularly pleased with the powerful light output delivered by the TunnelPass LED. And it was communicated that the key serviceability features, such as tool-less access really impressed the judges.”

TunnelPass LED drivers have 0 to 10 volt dimming capability, allowing users to control the lumen output as desired. The fixtures are also available with optional lumen packages to maximize energy savings. TunnelPass LED luminaires can be ceiling or wall mounted. They are intended to replace 100-watt through 400-watt high pressure sodium.

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About the Competition

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), NGL SSL Design Competition launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial 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 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®.

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