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5/9/2014

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Peerless Introduces Bruno LED Luminaires Offering Energy-Saving Performance Up to 116 Lumens Per Watt



 Minimalist Luminaires Feature Peerless 360˚ Total System Integration
with Lighting, Controls and Technologies All Developed by Acuity Brands

BERKELEY, CA – Peerless —  a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural luminaires and one of the innovative lighting companies under the Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) umbrella— announces the release of Bruno LED, suspended and wall-mount luminaires well suited for use in a wide variety of environments including commercial offices, schools and hospitality, healthcare and retail settings.

Inspired by minimalist master Mies van der Rohe and created following his philosophy of Less is More, Bruno LED luminaires offer less adornment and more advancements while delivering energy-saving efficiency and high quality, high-comfort illumination from a simple, low-profile rectangular form.

The introduction of the Bruno LED luminaires also marks the debut of the Peerless 360˚ Total System Integration designation that identifies Peerless LED products that feature lighting, controls and technologies all developed by Acuity Brands divisions. Bruno LED luminaires feature nLight® control and sensor options; dim-to-black, no-flicker eldoLED® drivers; LED boards built by Acuity Brands plus proprietary Softshine® optics from Peerless.

“What’s great about Bruno LED and its Peerless 360˚ designation is the breadth and depth of confidence specifiers can entrust in a luminaire that is developed, supported and warrantied by a single entity — Acuity Brands,” says Peerless Value Stream Manager Kai Jaffe. “That raises the bar and sets a new standard within the lighting industry by which LED luminaires will be evaluated and specified from here on out.”

Delivering up to 116 lm/W, as low as 0.50 W/ft2 in typical application and 50,000 hours of illumination to L80, Bruno LED luminaires feature a 0-10V eldoLED® driver that is fully dimmable to black and an embedded sensor option for daylight dimming and/or occupancy detection control.

To boost efficiency further, Bruno LED can also be specified with nLight® modules to provide network controls connectivity, energy-saving digital lumen management or both. In the suspended model, an optional built-in nLight module allows for easy Cat-5 “plug-and-play” connectivity with nLight control and sensor systems. For the wall version, a standalone nLight module can be ordered from Sensor Switch® to install inside walls. The digital lumen management option provides constant lumen output, extends LED longevity and saves roughly 10 percent in energy use over the luminaire’s lifetime.

To promote visual well-being and help keep eyes thriving, Bruno LED luminaires feature high-performance lenses, film and reflectors to control and diffuse lighting following Softshine optical engineering standards. In typical applications, Bruno LED luminaires meet or exceed the guidelines set forth in the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) Recommend Practice for Office Lighting (RP-1).

Bruno LED luminaires are available with several indirect/direct distribution options as well as with 100 percent direct illumination. Delivered-lumen packages range from 1800 to 4800 lumens. Color temperature options are 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. Color consistency is achieved by an 80+ CRI rating.

Bruno LED luminaires are IES LM-79 tested, CSA/CUS listed, FCC certified and feature Lighting Facts® labels issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.

All Peerless luminaires, including Bruno LED, are available nationally through Acuity Brands sales representatives and authorized distributors. For additional information, please visit the Acuity Brands and Peerless websites.

About Peerless

Peerless makes Lighting for People® and the places we all inhabit – offices, classrooms, libraries, retail centers, transportation terminals, convention halls and other public spaces. Since our founding in 1892, the Peerless name has been synonymous with extraordinary illumination. Peerless LED and fluorescent architectural luminaires are among the most advanced in the indoor commercial marketplace delivering leading-edge modern design, superior optical engineering and energy-efficient performance. Peerless is located in Berkeley, CA, and is a business unit of Acuity Brands, Inc. 

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®.

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