Acuity Brands' Lithonia Lighting in SuperValu's expanded store network deployment of RTLED luminaires

Date Announced: 14 Oct 2010

Acuity Brands, a market leader in innovative energy efficient lighting and control solutions, has increased its support of Supervalu's ongoing sustainability initiative designed to enhance its store environment and shoppers' experience with the Lithonia Lighting(R) RTLED(TM). The grocery giant began a trial using the Lithonia Lighting RTLED at the end of 2009 in its Chestnut Hill Star Market in Newton, MA. At the time, the Star Market served as a test ground for installing LED lighting and is the first grocery store in the nation entirely lit with LEDs. Due to the success of the trial, two SUPERVALU stores in Southern California were recently renovated with the RTLED lighting system.

"We renovated our lighting with the RTLED because of the effect and the impact," said Keith Tarver, Manager of Electrical Systems at SUPERVALU. "We believe the quality of the LED ambient lighting is more soothing, creating a better environment and customer experience for our shoppers. And, we are saving energy! We have received nothing but positive feedback from our customers and store employees."

Announced in May 2010 and now available nationally through Acuity Brands' Lithonia Lighting sales representatives and authorized distributors, the RTLED is a high-quality, volumetric recessed luminaire that delivers ambient white light uniformly throughout an entire space while reducing energy and maintenance costs and a building's environmental footprint.

Powered by an advanced LED light engine, the RTLED luminaire delivers an expected 50,000 hour system life and a superior lighting environment: high color rendering (80+ CRI), 3500K color temperature, and full range dimming with 0-10V DC control.

"The RTLED is an excellent lighting system for the retail setting. Our patented optical system integrates LED brightness while maintaining maximum light output and effectively balancing visual comfort and efficiency," said Dave Ranieri, Vice President and General Manager, Lithonia Lighting Commercial Indoor Products.

For more information, visit www.lithonia.com/RTLED or www.facebook.com/LithoniaLighting. You can also follow Acuity Brands` Lithonia Lighting at twitter.com/lithoniaLED.

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 2010 net sales of over $1.6 billion. The Company's lighting and system control product lines include Lithonia Lighting(R), Holophane(R), Peerless(R), Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Hydrel(R), American Electric Lighting(R), Gotham(R), Carandini(R), RELOC(R), MetalOptics(R), Antique Street Lamps(TM), Tersen(R), Synergy(R) Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch(R), Lighting Control & Design(TM), and ROAM(R). Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and has operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

About Supervalu

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with estimated annual sales of $38 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,270 stores composed of approximately 1,160 traditional retail stores, including 820 in-store pharmacies; 1,190 hard-discount stores, of which 870 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,920 independent stores serviced primarily by the company's traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 154,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit jennifer@sweeneypr.com

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