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Welcome to the Acuity Brands News Blog, your source for the most important news, and timely, interesting stories from the amazing world of digital LED lighting.

  • Upcoming Roadway Projects? Forget Watts and Think Lumen Output

    Upcoming Roadway Projects? Forget Watts and Think Lumen Output

    Most lighting professionals who specify LED roadway replacement often make the mistake of referencing old HID wattage when establishing lighting value, but wattage is no longer the best answer.

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  • Reaping the Benefits of an LED Lighting Retrofit

    Reaping the Benefits of an LED Lighting Retrofit

    As the time-tested adage suggests, measuring twice and cutting once is always a bright idea.

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  • Live from the show floor at LFI 2017: Welcome to the Family Atrius!

    Live from the show floor at LFI 2017: Welcome to the Family Atrius!

    At LFI 2017, we unveiled our newest brand: Atrius™, which encompasses our growing portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) business solutions.

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  • Dynamic Lighting: one year later...and where we are going

    Dynamic Lighting: one year later...and where we are going

    A look into where we're headed with Dynamic Lighting and control systems.

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  • Solid-State Lighting and BMS: A Match Made in Heaven

    Solid-State Lighting and BMS: A Match Made in Heaven

    New integration schemes move building management systems beyond energy savings into space optimization and occupant experience.

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  • The Rise of the O-Tailer

    The Rise of the O-Tailer

    A bold prediction: There will be a new breed of Omnichannel retailers – the o-tailers - that have figured out how to simplify the shop, order and fulfillment experience in every and any channel.

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  • Indoor Positioning In Retail Part II: Visual Light Communications Enables Precise In-Store Location & Wayfinding Down to an Item on a Shelf

    Indoor Positioning In Retail Part II: Visual Light Communications Enables Precise In-Store Location & Wayfinding Down to an Item on a Shelf

    Using Visual Light Communications enables retailers to quickly find, engage and satisfy shoppers and get highly accurate store traffic data, driving higher sales and greater customer satisfaction.

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  • Conquering “Contractor Crunch” with A+ Certified Lighting Solutions

    Conquering “Contractor Crunch” with A+ Certified Lighting Solutions

    Thanks to networked controls, today’s digital lighting systems enable a host of new functionality for contractors, including the potential to connect various building systems.

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  • Mother Nature v. Skylights: Advantage Skylights

    Mother Nature v. Skylights: Advantage Skylights

    Hail storms are among the worst natural hazards, and roofs and skylights are often among the first casualties. But fear not- there are replacement skylights built to take a beating.

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  • As Costs Go Down, Integrated Lighting Controls Are a Logical Choice

    As Costs Go Down, Integrated Lighting Controls Are a Logical Choice

    Intelligent, embedded, networked controls offer clear advantages over traditional centralized dimming systems.

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  • The Manufacturing Institute Celebrates Lighting Industry Leader, Yulia Tyukhova

    The Manufacturing Institute Celebrates Lighting Industry Leader, Yulia Tyukhova

    Yulia Tyukhova, PhD and Engineering Technologist, was selected by The Manufacturing Institute as an Emerging Leader in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production (STEP) Ahead Initiative.

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  • LED Lighting in Retail (Part 1): Illuminating the In-Store Experience with IPS

    LED Lighting in Retail (Part 1): Illuminating the In-Store Experience with IPS

    Indoor positioning systems (IPS) have emerged as powerful tools to engage and assist in-store customers, at the exact point of purchase decision – the aisle and shelf.

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  • The Right Lighting Design Can Turn Office Space into a Company Showcase

    The Right Lighting Design Can Turn Office Space into a Company Showcase

    Perkins+Will, a global leader in architecture & design, enhanced its office space with an impressive interoperable LED lighting system.

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  • Shining a Light on Smart Cities

    Shining a Light on Smart Cities

    LED lighting can be a catalyst for creating a truly smart city. Here are a few examples of how solid-state lighting and networked controls can improve city operations & enhance quality of life.

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  • Future Proofing the Food Supply with LED Lighting

    Future Proofing the Food Supply with LED Lighting

    We recently announced a new sponsored research agreement with Rensselaer’s Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) to enhance and accelerate crop automation through lighting.

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  • Sometimes Kids Say the Brightest Things…

    Sometimes Kids Say the Brightest Things…

    Lighting for Pupils essay contest received 135 student submissions from across the country and we named eight winners. Read their most practical and poignant comments on “What Lighting Means to Me.”

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  • Flex it, Cut it, and Reconnect it – Are We Talking about Lighting?

    Flex it, Cut it, and Reconnect it – Are We Talking about Lighting?

    Architectural-grade linear LED lighting has never been as versatile as with the DanaLite FlexConnect™

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  • Going “Beyond the Grid” with RUBIK™

    Going “Beyond the Grid” with RUBIK™

    RUBIK recessed luminaires for grid ceilings revolutionize commercial lighting with color and shape.

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  • From the Show Floor at AHR Expo 2017: Helping Smart Buildings Get Smarter

    From the Show Floor at AHR Expo 2017: Helping Smart Buildings Get Smarter

    Distech Controls and DGLogik are at AHR Expo 2017 to demo the latest in controls & IoT tools for smart buildings.

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  • LED and Our Connected World

    LED and Our Connected World

    Jed Dorsheimer, Vice President of Commercial Office, will be a keynote speaker at Strategies in Light 2017.

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