nLight Wins 2023 LEDs Magazine BrightStar Award for Product Innovation

June 22, 2023

ATLANTA, MAY 23 – nLight announced today that it was awarded a LEDs Magazine 2023 BrightStar Award for Product Innovation for their nLight® AIR Wireless EM Solution. This solution is designed for projects with external emergency power sources, such as generators or inverters, and delivers a lower cost of installation than traditional solutions by eliminating the dedicated wiring used to sense normal power.

UL 924 requires that a building’s emergency lighting components actively monitor normal power to ensure that emergency lighting is deployed within 10 seconds of power loss. In the past, this activity has typically required wiring from the emergency control device to a normal power circuit. The nLight AIR EM solution eliminates the need for the dedicated wiring typically used to sense normal power and is the first-time wireless technology has been leveraged to meet this code requirement. 

nLight AIR devices connected to normal power wirelessly communicate with EM devices to advise when normal power is available – not only simplifying design but also lowering installation costs by as much as 40%. A variety of nLight AIR devices include the built-in feature to sense the availability of normal power.

The nLight AIR EM solution also includes software intelligence enabling users to decide which devices communicate normal power as well as a convenient test feature in the CLAIRITY+ mobile app that simulates normal power being lost and reduces the need to access critical areas to cycle breakers.

“We are honored to be recognized by industry experts for our nLight AIR Wireless EM Solution," said Mark Lane, Director of Product Management, nLight. “The inclusion in the BrightStar Awards Program helps showcase nLight’s advancements in our controls innovations and reflects our ability to continuously provide solutions that deliver more value to our customers in a variety of applications.”

Visit our site to learn more about the features and benefits of the nLight AIR Wireless EM Solution.

The BrightStar Awards recognize ingenuity in commercial components, materials, tools, controls, and finished products for LED-based applications. Categories include indoor/outdoor illumination, horticultural lighting, connected lighting, circadian and disinfection lighting, and specialty applications. Visit for more information.

About nLight

nLight, a brand within the Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls portfolio, is a wired and wireless networked digital lighting controls platform for both indoor and outdoor spaces. nLight seamlessly integrates an industry-leading portfolio of controls enabled luminaires and intelligent digital devices – including occupancy and daylight sensors, power packs, wall switches, touch screens, relay panels, and input/output devices – to create a system with unmatched levels of distributed intelligence to drive energy savings, enhanced user configurability and comfort. Visit us at