American Electric Autobahn Series ATBS LED luminaires from Acuity Brands replace HID-based roadway and security lighting

April 11, 2014
Sleek, modern luminaires provide efficient replacement for cobrahead fixtures

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announces the launch of new Autobahn Series ATBS LED Roadway and Security luminaires from American Electric Lighting®. The new LED luminaires offer a sleek, attractive appearance and 60 percent greater efficiency compared to traditional high intensity discharge (HID) systems. Designed to replace 50- to 150-watt high pressure sodium, 100-watt metal halide and 175-watt mercury vapor fixtures, the new luminaires are lighter weight (12 pounds) and have less effective projected area (EPA) than cobrahead and NEMA head luminaires.

Autobahn Series ATBS LED luminaires feature IP66 rated borosilicate glass optics to improve visibility, ensure longevity and minimize dirt depreciation. The luminaires are available with Type II, Type III, or Type V roadway distributions and may be purchased with an optional acrylic refractor to boost vertical foot-candles. Standard correlated color temperatures (CCT) are 4000K and 5000K.
“Energy efficiency and holistic longevity make Autobahn Series ATBS LED luminaires a reliable and sustainable solution to replace legacy fixtures,” said Scott Posey, Acuity Brands Lighting Value Stream Manager, Infrastructure Lighting. “Lineman-friendly features simplify installation and a long reliable operating life reduces the time and costs typically associated with maintaining traditional HID products.”

Autobahn Series ATBS LED luminaires offer ANSI Class C Surge Protection, are Nighttime Friendly™ and designed to operate at 40°C ambient. Suggested applications include municipal streets and public roadways, campuses, residential areas, military bases, industrial and municipal parks, hotels and resorts, and recreation centers.

The new luminaires are available with an optional 20-year life photocontrol and integrate seamlessly with the ROAM® system from Acuity Controls to maximize energy and maintenance savings through enhanced monitoring and control. For further details about new Autobahn Series ATBS LED Roadway and Security luminaires and specific options, visit or call 800-754-0463.

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®.

About American Electric Lighting
Headquartered in Granville, Ohio, American Electric Lighting has been recognized for the highest quality and reliability in outdoor, utility and infrastructure lighting for over 60 years. An Acuity Brands Company, AEL provides energy efficient lighting systems for a range of utility, DOT, municipal and other outdoor applications.
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Rachel Kaylor