Acuity Brands Revolutionizes Digital Lighting Control for Architectural Spaces

May 29, 2014
New Fresco touchscreen control system from Acuity Controls manages all dimensions of digital lighting, including color and color temperature in a clean, elegant design.

ATLANTA -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) introduces the new Fresco™ touchscreen from Acuity Controls, enabling intuitive control of traditional, color changing and tunable white light sources, as well as moving fixtures, to create visual impact in high performance spaces. Users easily manage key aspects of lighting including intensity, color, color temperature, energy and position.

“Fresco is the first lighting control system to unlock the full capability of today’s dynamic and efficient sources, allowing everyone from lighting designers to end users to take full advantage of digital lighting for architectural spaces,” said Audwin Cash, Vice President, Acuity Controls. “Built for spaces like conference rooms, restaurants, houses of worship and hotel ballrooms, the Fresco system combines the simplicity of lighting scenes with the comfort of a personalized touchscreen.”

The Fresco touchscreen can manage up to 36 zones, or can be connected to as many as seven additional stations to control up to 288 zones, bringing versatility to any space. Equipped with Bluetooth®, Fresco delivers a seamless experience on mobile devices, enabling intuitive control from anywhere in the room.

Fresco controls lighting through traditional line-voltage dimmed circuits, switching, 0-10V, DALI, nLight® technology and DMX/RDM. Available dimming and switching cabinets and DMX/RDM networking equipment are mastered by Fresco touchscreens to effortlessly manage both digital and traditional sources.

Fresco controls will be featured at the Acuity Brands booth #3808 at Lightfair® International 2014 in Las Vegas. The booth will also showcase a variety of other new products and technologies from its lighting, controls and daylighting offerings.

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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®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity™, Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp® and eldoLED®.


Rachel Kaylor