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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.

  • Tunable White Lighting & Controls are Making the Grade in the Classroom

    Tunable White Lighting & Controls are Making the Grade in the Classroom

    The right lighting can promote an environment for learning, while smart controls build systems that perform and are incredibly simple to use.

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  • Submeters: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

    Submeters: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

    Often built into the building-management system, submeters acquire and transmit data on the actual use of lighting, HVAC systems (chillers/air handlers) and plug loads.

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  • Atrius: Getting the Most Out of the Internet of Things

    Atrius: Getting the Most Out of the Internet of Things

    Nearly 60 million square feet. That’s the current commercial footprint covered by Acuity’s Internet of Things (IoT) sensory network installations.

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  • Tunable White Lighting Earns High Marks for Enhanced Learning

    Tunable White Lighting Earns High Marks for Enhanced Learning

    Well-planned classroom lighting solutions can have a positive influence on learning and well-being. Learn more about one school's Tunable White installation.

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  • Welcome to … the Internet of Us

    Welcome to … the Internet of Us

    LED lighting is the best and least expensive gateway for IoT platforms that connect systems, spaces and people in a vast sensory network.

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  • Retailers: answer this simple question and make higher margins

    Retailers: answer this simple question and make higher margins

    How can retailers increase profitability and improve the in-store experience? Vinod Kashyap’s new article on retail IPS answers these burning questions.

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  • Contractors: Keep Your Electricians Sharp with A Little Help from Your Friends at Acuity

    Contractors: Keep Your Electricians Sharp with A Little Help from Your Friends at Acuity

    We built our integrated learning management system to help contractors and electricians expand their lighting and controls knowledge straight from their desks, 24/7/365 days a year.

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  • Real-Time Power Metering In A Lighting Controller…What Will We Think Of Next?

    Real-Time Power Metering In A Lighting Controller…What Will We Think Of Next?

    Building managers and owners can use an integrated lighting and controls system track and analyze weekly, monthly and yearly energy data to identify trends and savings. Now that's useful!

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  • 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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