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Acuity Brands Unveils New Intelligent Lighting and Controls Training Center at Its Sensor Switch Facility

Acuity Brands has announced the opening of its new training center at its Sensor Switch facility located in Wallingford, CT. This facility is designed to provide hands-on training for Sensor Switch customers and business partners and to showcase the newest Acuity Brands® intelligent LED lighting and lighting controls solutions. Featuring an expansive sensor display and interactive training with occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting products, the new facility is also a live and active exhibit for nLight®, Acuity Brands’ award-winning network lighting control system by Sensor Switch®.

“Training is integral to the acceptance of the newest technologies that have emerged in the lighting industry,” said Ben Hahn, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and Sensor Switch Value Stream Leader. Intelligent lighting controls represent a fast-growing portion of renovation and retro-fit upgrades as well as new construction. This training facility displays integrated lighting solutions as customers would buy them, and emphasizes the savings potential associated with integrated intelligent LED lighting and lighting control solutions. Including the latest in LED lighting and controls technology from Acuity Brands, the facility includes Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™ luminaires with embedded nLight controls, new LED emergency lighting, Peerless® indirect lighting luminaires and a display featuring the company’s ROAM® outdoor lighting controls.

The Sensor Switch advanced occupancy sensor and daylight harvesting solutions offer unique and cost-effective ways to significantly reduce lighting related energy consumption. With energy savings up to 40% or more, an investment in intelligent sensors can yield an impressive return on investment. Sensor Switch uses Passive Infrared (PIR) and patented Microphonics™ technologies to detect occupancy within a given space. When combined with the nLight lighting control system, end-users can control the lighting in an individual room, an entire building or across a campus. Easy to install and configure, nLight offers a cost-effective and elegant way to integrate lighting control in any space.

“This is an exciting time to be in the lighting business,” said Steve Lydecker, Acuity Brands Lighting Sr. Vice President, Controls & Systems. “Technology is transforming the lighting industry like never before, and Acuity Brands is a leading architect in that transformation. The increasing acceptance of LED lighting and the advent of intelligent lighting control systems like nLight have created a paradigm shift in this industry. Our ability to train our customers and business partners about these changes is critical. The new training center at our Sensor Switch facility will help us do just that.”

The company schedules regular two-day or customized training sessions on both its standard occupancy and daylight sensor lines as well as the nLight system. For more information or to register for any upcoming training session, visit www.sensorswitch.com/training.aspx.

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