Acuity Brands, Inc. Triumphs at Major LED Lighting Awards Competitions

11 industry awards for the Company's indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions include prestigious "Best in Class" designation

 ATLANTA - Acuity Brands, Inc. received an unprecedented 11 prominent industry awards, including prestigious "Best in Class" designation, for its newest commercial and industrial indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions during last week's LIGHTFAIR® International 2012 trade show.  Acuity Brands was the most honored LED lighting luminaire manufacturer.

The Company led the Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Solid State Lighting Design Competition, winning a total of six awards for its LED indoor ambient and industrial lighting products, including "Best in Class" honors for the Lithonia Lighting® ST Series luminaire. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the NGL contest was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.
In addition, Acuity Brands was honored with five awards for its indoor and outdoor LED lighting luminaires as part of the 2012 Solid-State Lighting Product Innovation Awards from Architectural SSL magazine, which were presented during Lightfair 2012. The awards identify and honor the market's most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures as selected by a group of distinguished industry peers.
"We are honored to be recognized by our industry peers with 11 prestigious awards for our indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions," said Rick Earlywine, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Innovation & Technology. "The significance and number of awards proves yet again why Acuity Brands is the leading lighting company in North America.  We are committed to providing smart and simple solutions that deliver the best quality of lighting for a better quality of life. These industry honors clearly recognize that our innovative high-performance luminaires with integrated digital controls solutions are effectively increasing the quality of light, reducing maintenance and energy requirements, improving sustainability and lowering the total cost of operation.
"Our ongoing goal is to envision and create lighting solutions that customers both need and want; solutions that are not only high quality, reliable and affordable, but are also innovative, integrated and aesthetically pleasing," said Earlywine.
Next Generation Luminaires Awards
The Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) judges recognized six innovative Acuity Brands products in three unique categories - utility/general purpose lighting, recessed modular lighting and high bay industry lighting.  
Winners included: Lithonia Lighting ST Series indoor ambient LED luminaires, which received "Best-in-Class"; Lithonia Lighting RT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting VT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting AC Series indoor ambient lighting luminaires; Lithonia Lighting T Series indoor ambient lighting luminaires; and Lithonia Lighting PROTEON(TM) LED High Bay luminaires for industrial applications. For more information about the NGL winners visit  
Product Innovation Awards
Architectural SSL magazine judges awarded five 2012 Solid-State Lighting Product Innovation Awards (PIA) to Acuity Brands spanning three categories - indoor and outdoor LED lighting products, general ambient lighting products, linear cove/wall wash and area lighting products.  
The new high-quality Acuity Brands' products honored by PIA included: Lithonia Lighting RT Relight Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting VT Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting ST Series indoor ambient LED luminaires; Lithonia Lighting Z Series LED striplights; and American Electric LightingR Autobahn outdoor area LED lighting luminaires. For more information about the PIA winners visit
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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 2011 net sales of $1.8 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 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(TM), Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design(TM), Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity(TM), Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, and Acculamp®.