xCella wireless lighting system from Acuity Controls uses battery-free power harvesting

June 30, 2014
New scalable room-based lighting controls dramatically reduce installation and commissioning costs.

ATLANTA -- Acuity Controls introduces xCella™ Wireless lighting controls for quick-configure control of lighting HVAC and plug load. Installed in a variety of retrofit and new construction applications, xCella Wireless energy management solutions deploy quickly for simple room control, and can also be networked for floor or building wide control. Featuring innovative Pair & Play™ technology, xCella Wireless switches, sensors, and load controls are operational in minutes. xCella Wireless can be delivered pre-paired and packaged by room for even faster installation and reduced commissioning costs.

"By combining wired and wireless relays, xCella Wireless provides the flexibility to achieve the right control for the right load," said Lance Hollner, Director, Acuity Controls. "When used as a stand-alone panel, an intuitive user interface helps users simplify programming and commissioning for quick and simple deployments. The versatility, yet simplicity of xCella Wireless make it ideal to maximize lighting control in small areas."

The xCella Wireless lighting control system creates mini-lighting control systems without requiring a central processor or gateway, making it ideal for maximizing the full potential of lighting within a single room or small space. xCella Wireless lighting controls feature simple-to-install sensors that shut off when rooms are unoccupied to save energy.

Using battery-free, power harvesting technology, xCella switches and sensors eliminate costly high-voltage wiring and installation labor in new construction. In retrofits, xCella minimizes modification of existing circuits and wall boxes.

The xCella Wireless lighting control system is composed of remote modules, wireless switches, wireless sensors and additional controls. It can operate as a full stand-alone wireless solution or combine with other Acuity Controls products to create a hybrid wired/wireless solution complete with switching and dimming relay panels, BMS integration, and Unity GX2™ floor plan control, monitoring and analytics software.

For more information, please visit www.lightingcontrols.com/xcellawireless/.

About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) 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 LightingTM, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street LampsTM, Sunoptics®, Axion® Controls, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & DesignTM, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity Solutions® Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp® and eldoLED®.


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