Acuity Brands exhibits its newest intelligent and responsive solid-state lighting system at LightFair

June 5, 2014
The Aera lighting system is a dramatic leap forward in lighting technology, combining high efficient, high quality illumination with color scenes customized by the user.

LAS VEGAS -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) demonstrates its AeraTM lighting system, which delivers functional white light to a space while allowing users to create, personalize, and enhance their environment through dynamic color changing "windows." The system ushers in a new era of active, user-centric lighting for commercial and residential spaces. Users will be empowered to create and alter environments on demand through the use of a custom smart phone, tablet or computer application.

"The Aera system is a new type of lighting construct that represents a dramatic leap forward," said Kevin Leadford, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Innovation. "It is unique in that it combines numerous state-of-the-art technologies to deliver an immersive, interactive and temporal lighting experience. It makes use of color in architectural settings without bringing color or tint to work surfaces. The robust and easy-to-use app will enable users to personalize the lighting in their spaces using digital images or by programming their own color combinations, and to share those creations with others online through an Aera community."

For a variety of reasons, there are numerous indoor spaces where people cannot easily access natural light. There is increasing recognition that biophilic design, or bringing life to architecture, can have broad-reaching implications for the health and well-being of building occupants.

The Aera system has the ability to enhance a predominantly static indoor environment through the simulation of cycled natural daylight and dynamic scenes created by the user. These scenes can help enhance mood and promote a sense of well-being. The Aera system's integrated window-like presence in the wall taps into a human being's natural tendencies to want to look to the horizon to ascertain time of day, experience visual relief, or experience light and views.

"With the Aera system, Acuity Brands is striving to redefine expectations for modern lighting systems and how occupants interact with them. It is demonstrating that lighting systems need not be one-dimensional and it is using technology, art, design and science to unlock holistic experiences with light for users," said Leadford.

The Aera LED lighting system will be on display in the Acuity Brands booth #3808 at LIGHTFAIR International 2014 from June 3-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Aera system is scheduled to be available through Winona® Lighting in late summer 2014.

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 LightingTM, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street LampsTM, Sunoptics®, 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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