Craig DiLouie, LC recently had the opportunity to interview Audwin Cash, VP Acuity Controls Solutions, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. The topic: controlling LED lighting. DiLouie: How are LED sources different from traditional sources in terms of controllability and behavior while controlled? Cash: LED sources are the first economically viable solid state light source. LEDs, paired […]
Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. has acquired Distech Controls Inc., a provider of building automation and energy management solutions that allow for the seamless integration of lighting, HVAC, access control, closed circuit television and related systems. Acuity Brands Lighting acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Distech Controls for approximately $318 million CAD.
Acuity Brands, Inc. has announced the release of its first in a series of Commercial Office Solutions Sets. This integrated lighting and controls solution for Private Office applications combines the Acuity Brands® FS series of recessed LED Luminaires featuring eldoLED® technology, with its award-winning nLight® control technology from Acuity Controls. The Set is a “one […]
Acuity Brands, Inc. has introduced the Entera™ system from Healthcare Lighting®, a hospital lighting platform that marries LED illumination with integral controls to help enable the best in patient care. The multi-functional system can provide the appropriate level of energy-efficient lighting, at any time of the day. Designed specifically for ambient and task lighting requirements […]
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership with Sensity Systems, a pioneer in light sensory networks. Acuity Brands and Sensity plan to create a joint solution that further transforms energy-efficient LED lighting into a smart, connected platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As a Sensity NetSense Partner, Acuity Brands further expands its […]
This article, authored by Craig DiLouie, LC, was published in the January issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The LED revolution is spawning another revolution in lighting controls that promises similar potential to transform both the traditional lighting industry and how we illuminate the built environment. Many commercial building energy codes now require automatic […]
Acuity Brands Controls’ XPointTM Wireless lighting control system offer a zero-latency lighting management system for building wide control. The XPoint Wireless system is well-suited to new construction and retrofit lighting projects in covered parking areas, high bay spaces, corridors and stairwells. XPoint Wireless embeds controls and distributes decision making directly into the fixture, creating an […]
Acuity Controls introduces xCella(TM) Wireless lighting controls for quick-configure control of lighting HVAC and plug load. Installed in a variety of retrofit and new construction applications, xCella Wireless energy management solutions deploy quickly for simple room control, and can also be networked for floor or building wide control. Featuring innovative Pair & Play(TM) technology, xCella […]
The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications. This month, we […]
This video by Acuity Brands provides an introduction to occupancy sensor technology and application.