HVAC/Lighting Controller from Acuity Brands

HVAC/Lighting Controller from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands has introduced the nLight ECLYPSE controller, which combines digital lighting and HVAC controls in a single platform. The platform provides building managers with the ability to configure, monitor and control systems through a single intuitive interface, the company says. The system, which uses … Read more…

Washington City Saves, Drives Efficiencies with LED Streetlights

West Richmond, WA, recently replaced 1,097 streetlights with Autobahn LED luminaries from Acuity Brands, according to Equipment World. The transition enables energy use to be reduced by more than 60 percent and, according to the story, increases illumination and addresses “dark sky” conditions. The city … Read more…

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$36M Helps to Advance Connected Lighting

Sensity Systems, a provider of networked lighting, has closed a private funding round of $36 million led by Cisco Investments and including Acuity Brands, GE Ventures and Simon Venture Group. Sensity has now raised a total of $74 million since its inception. Sensity Systems uses … Read more…

DOE Awards Nearly $8.2M for LED/OLED Lighting Development

DOE Awards Nearly $8.2M for LED/OLED Lighting Development

The Energy Department is funding nine research and development projects to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development and manufacturing. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality LED and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products to reduce overall US energy consumption. DOE-funded R&D … Read more…

LEDs Facilitate Retail Shopping Applications

LEDs Facilitate Retail Shopping Applications

Acuity Brands recently acquired the patent portfolio of ByteLight and has announced the commercial availability of its lighting-based ByteLight services for indoor positioning in retail stores. Lighting-based indoor positioning services take advantage of LEDs as a vehicle for embedded technology that provides shoppers with store … Read more…

Acuity Brands Acquires Indoor Location Software Company

Acuity Brands acquired the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights of ByteLight, a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting. Acuity Brands says the combination of ByteLight’s indoor positioning technology with Acuity Brands’ communication-enabled drivers and LED lighting platforms provides retailers with … Read more…

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Cisco, Acuity Brands Join Sensity Systems Partner Network

Sensity Systems, which uses energy-efficient LED lighting as the foundation for its high-speed, sensor-based Light Sensory Network, is expanding its NetSense Partner Program to include Cisco Systems and Acuity Brands. Sensity Systems says the expansion beyond lighting manufacturer partners will help enable commercial and industrial … Read more…

Acuity Brands Buys Energy Management Firm for $249M

Acuity Brands, known for its solid-state lighting portfolio and control technologies, entered into a $249 million agreement to acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of Distech Controls, a provider of building automation and energy management systems. Distech Controls is headquartered in Quebec, Canada. Its … Read more…

NC School Doesn’t Have to Leave the Lights On with New LEDs

NC School Doesn’t Have to Leave the Lights On with New LEDs

Surry County School District in North Carolina projects annual savings of nearly $1,350 with new LED luminaires from Acuity Brands. Ten IBH low bay LED luminaires improved foot-candle levels in Dobson Elementary School’s 5,400 sq-foot gymnasium by more than 50 percent. The conversion from metal … Read more…

LEDs Light Tunnels

LEDs Light Tunnels

Acuity Brands introduced the TunnelPass LED luminaires from Holophane for the tunnel or underpass environment. The LED fixtures decrease energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared to high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures, and they offer up to 100,000 hours of operation for reduced maintenance … Read more…

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