Acuity Brands Awarded Patent for Innovative Hyperbolic Reflector: Minimizes Glare and Aperture Brightness

Acuity Brands Awarded Patent for Innovative Hyperbolic Reflector:                       Minimizes Glare and Aperture Brightness

ATLANTA – July 13, 2020 -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today its Hyperbolic Ceiling-Reflector for directional light sources has been awarded a U.S. patent. The reflector’s innovative hyperbolic shape minimizes glare and aperture brightness generated by an LED light source, while still delivering one of the industry’s leading efficacies.

“The curvature design of the Hyperbolic Ceiling-Reflector cuts off the LED light before it reaches the bottom of the reflector, making the fixture appear essentially dark from any distance and thus less visible in the ceiling,” said Dan Fernandez, Director-Product Marketing, Architectural Downlighting and Track. “This goes to the core of what downlighting is meant to do: unobtrusively deliver the right amount of light to the space. 

“We refer to this hidden effect as a ‘silent ceiling’, as the fixture does not draw unnecessary attention or create any ‘hot spots’ to distract from architectural focal points throughout the space. And, yet, the reflector is one of the most efficient on the market today. This patent acknowledges the work we’ve been doing for several years now focusing on our innovative optical approach to downlighting,” said Fernandez.  

The Hyperbolic Reflector is available in multiple beam spreads ranging from 15 degrees to 75 degrees to be compatible with different mounting heights and lighting designs. The reflectors are available in a variety of colors and in specular, semi-specular and satin finishes. The Hyperbolic Ceiling-Reflector is available for specification across multiple Aculux®, Gotham®, Indy® and Juno® downlight product families from Acuity Brands. 

Please visit Hyperbolic Ceiling-Reflector for more information about this patented technology. 

About Acuity Brands  

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We design, manufacture, and bring to market innovative products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected including building management systems, lighting, lighting controls, and location-aware applications.  Based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia, we are powered by approximately 12,000 dedicated and talented associates. Visit us at


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