New nLight AIR Adapter from Acuity Brands Connects Wireless and Wired Controls Systems, Enabling Management from a Single Point - A Foundational Step for Creating Connected Building Spaces
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced the launch of a new nLight® AIR wireless lighting controls adapter that can unite both wireless and wired lighting controls devices and systems. The resulting nLight AIR platform can also connect with an nLight ECLYPSE® controller, optionally leveraging BACnet/IP and WiFi networks to seamlessly integrate lighting controls with other building management systems to help create an intelligent, connected building.
The AIR adapter easily penetrates through obstructions common in commercial buildings and enhances wireless coverage in large indoor and outdoor spaces. Featuring a 900MHz communication frequency, a single AIR adapter can connect up to 750 nLight AIR control devices, with signal penetration testing available upon request.
“Building managers can now create a hybrid wired and wireless lighting controls system for building renovations and manage those controls from one point,” said Trevor Palmer, Senior Vice President, Distributed Lighting Networks, Acuity Brands Lighting. “For example, a new wireless lighting control system for a parking lot or deck can be connected to a building’s existing wired lighting control system. A ‘single pane of glass’ can then be used to view and manage the integrated system.”
The nLight AIR adapter also enables the sharing of luminaire, motion and daylight data that can be collected from the radios embedded in each nLight AIR sensor. Additionally, by authorizing nLight AIR devices to wirelessly connect to the nLight platform, the nLight AIR adaptor unlocks visualization tools for spatial utilization and energy usage reporting, among others. This new ability to connect individual systems also enables facilities to comply with stringent building energy code requirements related to energy usage, scheduling and demand response, such as California’s Title 24.
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy™, Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Power Sentry®, IOTA®, Atrius™ and Lucid®. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com