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6/24/2014

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Acuity Brands Launches the Most Comprehensive Portfolio of EMerge Alliance Registered LED Luminaires



Acuity Brands low-voltage, 24-Volt LED luminaires include a variety of recessed LED luminaires in multiple configurations with optional embedded wireless controls. 

ATLANTA – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) has developed the industry’s most comprehensive LED lighting portfolio of dimmable, controllable, low-voltage, 24-Volt luminaires. Using EMerge™ Alliance standards, Acuity Brands low-voltage LED luminaires were designed and engineered to maximize the benefits of LED lighting and support net zero energy consumption.

All Acuity Brands EMerge Alliance registered LED luminaires are available with nLight® digital controls that continuously monitor system performance, allow for constant lumen management/compensation function, facilitate simple "plug-and-play" network and allow control upgrades through standard Cat5 cabling.

Currently, EMerge Alliance registered Acuity Brands low-voltage, 24-Volt LED luminaires include:

    Lithonia Lighting® AC Series  - 2’ x 2’
    Lithonia Lighting® AL Series – 2’ x 2’
    Lithonia Lighting® RT Series – 2’ x 2’
    Lithonia Lighting® Shadow Box Square – 2’ x 2’
    Lithonia Lighting® T Series – 2’ x 2’

“Acuity Brands is dedicated to supporting the Alliance’s mission to provide rapid adoption of safe direct current (DC) power distribution in commercial buildings,” said Mark Hand, Acuity Brands Director of New Products and Technology. “While our portfolio is already strong, we will continue to build on our offering of EMerge compliant LED luminaires to offer customers low-voltage options from our brands such as Peerless® and Gotham®.”

Acuity Brands is a Participating Member of the EMerge Alliance – an open industry association developing standards leading to the rapid adoption of DC power distribution. These innovative standards integrate interior infrastructures, power, controls and devices in a common microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power throughout buildings for unprecedented design and space flexibility, greater energy efficiency and improved sustainability. Additionally, Acuity Brands low-voltage luminaires are compatible with Armstrong DC Flexzone™ Ceiling Grid Systems - the first ceiling suspension system that provides an infrastructure for the delivery of low-voltage DC power. 

Acuity Brands will display its EMerge registered LED luminaires during 2013 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in the EMerge Alliance booth #3101. For more information about Acuity Brands low-voltage LED luminaires, please visit www.acuitybrands.com.

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 EMerge Alliance

The EMerge Alliance is an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards. These innovative standards integrate interior infrastructures, power, controls and devices in a common microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power throughout buildings for unprecedented design and space flexibility, greater energy efficiency and improved sustainability. The nonprofit Alliance is supported by more than 100 member organizations and continues to accept new members at various levels. For more information, please visit www.EMergeAlliance.org.



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