Renaissance Lighting debuts white LED downlights with 2.5 X greater efficacy

Date Announced: 04 May 2009

Company executives also plan to discuss realignment of national sales agency network

At Lightfair, Renaissance Lighting is showcasing its all-new, all-white solid-state LED downlight fixtures that are brighter than ever and have two and a half times more lumens per watt (efficacy) than previous generations. In addition, the company plans to introduce a new remodel mounting frame designed to accommodate the burgeoning lighting replacement market and a square downlight option that will enthuse lighting designers everywhere.

The new Renaissance Lighting white downlights are available in a full range of white light color temperatures (2700K – 4100K) and are enabled using Constructive Occlusion® technology, resulting in a highly efficient fixture with uniform, glare-free and bright light output.

A leading innovator in the development and manufacture of solid-state downlight fixtures, Renaissance Lighting will be demonstrating its new products at Light Fair International, Booth No. 875, during the three-day lighting industry conclave here at the Javits Center.

“In less than a year Renaissance Lighting’s products have made significant gains in breadth, value, price, efficiency, output and overall performance – elements that remain critical to the lighting industry’s inflection point and mainstream acceptance of solid-state LED lighting,” said Renaissance Lighting CEO, Barry Weinbaum. “Our customers continue to discover that choosing Renaissance Lighting’s solid state lighting products is increasingly easy, especially when considering architectural creativity, the total cost of ownership and their low environmental impact.”

Company executives also plan to share details of the realignment of Renaissance Lighting’s national sales agency network with that of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI). Last October, Acuity Brands Lighting formed a strategic partnership with Renaissance Lighting that included furthering the U.S. domestic sales footprint of solid-state lighting. This sales realignment is expected to assist both companies.

Earlier this month the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a contract to Renaissance Lighting and placed the company on the GSA Schedule for five years in recognition of Renaissance Lighting’s unrelenting commitment to green technology and energy efficiency. Due to the federal government’s push for achieving higher levels of energy efficiency, and as a majority of U.S. Government projects utilize the products and services of GSA Schedule-listed vendors on an exclusive basis, Renaissance Lighting is well poised to advance its market position.

During Lightfair, Renaissance Lighting also plans to display its recently launched line of RGB (Red, Green, Blue) downlight fixtures. Available in 4-inch and 7-inch, round and square apertures, these fixtures are the world’s most efficient, most powerful, architectural-grade color LED downlights available. These downlights also are enabled with Constructive Occlusion® optical technology and a continuous feedback monitoring system that provides uniform and opulent light output.

The company will also be providing live demonstrations of the new and innovative Rhapsody™ Color Management System. This system consists of controller hardware and proprietary software which is intuitive to use and allows any user to create individualized programs for controlling multiple groups of light fixtures with dynamic effects such as color intensity, cross-fading and rainbow washes.

About Renaissance Lighting
Renaissance Lighting is a global leader in the development of next-generation solid-state architectural downlights and controls, the result of on-going breakthroughs in the application of LED technology and Constructive Occlusion®, a patented technology for the unique mixing and blending of multiple LED light sources. The company’s innovation and unrelenting commitment to green technology are key forces driving the development of highly creative lighting products that deliver the solid-state industry’s purest light source with exceptional appearance, superior efficiency and glare-free illumination for all architectural applications. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, USA, Renaissance Lighting deploys a revolutionary approach to product engineering and design that is supported by 30 patents including its optical and feedback control technologies.

Contact
Joseph K. Arimond Ph: 847-381-1205

E-mail:jarimond@renaissancelighting.com

Web Site:www.renaissancelighting.com

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