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Acuity Brands receives prestigious 2013 Technology Brand Leader designation and
wins six LED lighting product honors from Architectural SSL Product Innovation
ATLANTA - March 20, 2013 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) has been
distinguished as the Technology Brand Leader in the LED luminaire market by the
third annual Architectural SSL magazine Production Innovation Awards (PIA). In
addition, Acuity Brands received Product Innovation Awards for six of its indoor
and outdoor LED lighting products introduced this past year, further emphasizing
the Company's market leadership in product innovation.
"Acuity Brands has won a Market Leadership Technology Brand Leader award for its
outstanding efforts in bringing a variety of quality solid-state lighting (SSL)
including OLED products, to market," said Jim Crockett, Editor-in-
Chief, Architectural SSL. "Additionally, Acuity Brands has six products that won
individual Product Innovation Awards. These products are considered some of the
best LED and solid-state luminaires on the market."
The awards represent a peer-recognized selection of quality LED products. The
innovative and significant new Acuity Brands products selected as PIA winners
* Origami(TM) LED luminaire by Peerless®: Inspired by modern architecture,
fashion and design, Origami LED luminaires are ideal for illuminating
interior spaces where uniquely designed energy-saving fixtures are desired.
* I-BEAM® LED luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®: Ideal for high bay applications
such as manufacturing, warehousing and other large indoor spaces, I-BEAM LED
high bays provide an energy-savings payback in as little as two years.
* FEM LED luminaire by Lithonia Lighting®: Available as a surface-mounted or
suspended linear fluorescent luminaire, the energy-efficient FEM LED is
suitable for wet, damp and/or cold locations such as parking garages,
industrial facilities, retail malls, multi-purpose centers, garden centers,
* Petrolux® LED series by Holophane®: Designed for harsh environments,
Petrolux LED luminaires combine a robust sealed housing with state-of-the-
art LED engine and prismatic polycarbonate optics to boost visibility and
* Sign-Vue® LED luminaire by Holophane®: Used for illuminating billboard and
DOT signage, Sign-Vue LED luminaires feature an innovative optical design
with superior uniformity and color rendering to increase message visibility.
* HMAO LED high mast luminaire by Holophane®: HMAO LED luminaires feature
multiple lumen packages to maximize energy savings and deliver up to
100,000 hours of maintenance-free operation in large area and roadway
applications such as airports, rail yards, sea terminals, industrial
facilities, DOT interchanges and correctional facilities.
Additionally, Peerless Lighting won a Market Leadership award for Outstanding
Media Campaign, which is a comprehensive award for advertising, email marketing,
web design and product literature, including catalogs.
For more information about Acuity Brands, 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 2012 net sales of over $1.9 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, Acculamp®, and
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