Acuity Brands is First to Qualify in New DesignLights Consortium Category for LED Lighting Retrofit Kits

ATLANTA – Two Lithonia Lighting® LED lighting retrofit kits from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) are the first to meet the DesignLights™ Consortium (“DLC”) requirements for Integrated-Style Retrofit Kits for Linear Panels. The 2RTL2R and 2RTL4R LED relight assemblies are part of the Company’s RTLED Relight family of products and are designated for the DLC’s Lamp-style Retrofit Kits for Linear Panels 2x2 and 2x4 Troffers  categories respectively. 


The DLC Qualified Products List (“QPL”) supports only high-quality, high-performing commercial LED products. Each of the products listed on the QPL have met the DLC's minimum performance and other requirements.
 
The RTLED Relight family combines digital LED lighting and controls technology with a patented high-performance optical design to offer the most advanced retrofit solution available for general-ambient lighting applications. High-efficacy light engines deliver long life and excellent color, ensuring a superior quality lighting installation that is highly efficient and sustainable.
 
"We are very pleased to be recognized as having the first LED lighting retrofit products to meet the DLC criteria in this category,” said Kurt Vogel, Lithonia Lighting Director of Product and Market Development for Relight. “It’s further validation that Acuity Brands® is creating winning solutions for customers to save significant amounts of energy, while improving the appearance and performance of their lighting.
 
“The ability to take full advantage of high quality LED lighting with a simple retrofit installation, without disrupting daily operations, is a big win for building owners and occupants alike. We anticipate the recently introduced VTLR Series of LED Relight products will soon be joining this DLC category as well to offer an even broader set of solutions."
DLC qualification has helped accelerate market acceptance of LED luminaires as it provides assurance that the product meets stringent criteria for energy efficiency, performance and longevity. It also allows end users to participate in many local utility rebate programs to help defray the cost of their upgrades as they reduce demand on the electrical grid.
 
For more information about the DLC, please visit www.designlights.org. For more information about lighting retrofit solutions from Acuity Brands, please visit www.acuitybrands.com.