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October 1, 2012 - Offered in 4 or 8 ft long, suspended or wall-mount versions, Origami LED luminaires capture and reflect light output across articulated, multi-faceted body to produce kinetic interplay of shadow, light, and color that varies depending on viewing angle. Product is powered by LED light engine and delivers L80 performance for 50,000 hr. When spaced 15 ft apart on-center in 60 x 40 ft open office, Origami LED achieves .76 W/ft² power density while delivering 29 ftc on 2.5 ft high work surface.

Peerless Industries

1980 N. Hawthorne Ave., Melrose Park, IL, 60160, USA

Original Press Release

Peerless Introduces Origami LED

Press release date: September 25, 2012

High Art Meets High Performance in New Luminaires with Unique, Modern Style and Energy-Saving Performance

BERKELEY, CA – Peerless® – a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural luminaires and one of the innovative lighting companies under the Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AY) umbrella – announces the introduction of Origami LED.

Origami LED luminaires are offered in suspended and wall-mount versions and feature advanced lighting optics that allow for increased fixture spacing, fewer units per installation and, ultimately, significant energy savings. Designed to be efficient, energy-saving luminaires with a broad distribution of light, Origami LED luminaires bathe ceilings with expansive, smooth gradients of indirect light and, in turn, uniformly illuminate work planes below.

Inspired by modern architecture, fashion and design — and influenced by the ancient art of Japanese paper folding — Origami LED luminaires are ideal for illuminating interior spaces where a little flair is favorable. Origami LED springs to life by capturing light output and reflecting it across the luminaire’s articulated, multi-faceted body. The visual effect is a kinetic interplay of shadow, light and color that varies as one views the luminaires from different angles within a space.

Powered by an advanced LED light engine, Origami LED is designed to deliver L80 performance for 50,000 hours (12-15 years) of normal use. When spaced 15 feet apart on-center in a 60’ x 40’ open office, Origami LED achieves a low power density of .76 watts per square foot while delivering 29 foot candles on a 2.5’ high work surface. With this kind of operational efficiency, commissioning Origami LED may contribute toward a building’s LEED certification by helping to reduce overall energy consumption.

Further energy savings is possible when Origami LED is specified with one or more of the following options embedded into the luminaire:

• A sensor that provides daylight dimming and/or dual technology (passive infrared and Microphonics™) occupancy detection.

• A digital lumen management module that delivers constant lumen output, extends LED longevity and saves roughly 10% in energy use over the luminaire’s lifetime.

• An nLight® module that provides row, room, building or campus-wide network connectivity and control.

Origami LED was also designed with a less-is-more-sustainable credo. Its thin gauge aluminum bodies use roughly 50% less metal than traditional extruded fixtures. Plus, its housings, end caps and joiners all contain recycled material.

Offered in 4’ and 8’ lengths, Origami LED can be installed as individual units or connected together to form continuous runs. Available in four standard colors – gloss red, back, white and painted aluminum – Origami LED can also be specified with any custom color.

Origami LED luminaires are IES LM-79 tested and feature a Lighting Facts® label under a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Origami LED is a line extension of the Origami product family, a suite of luminaires that also includes suspended and wall-mount T5/T5HO fluorescent models.

All Peerless luminaires, including Origami LED available nationally through Acuity Brands sales representatives and authorized distributors. For additional information, please visit the Acuity Brands and Peerless websites.

About Peerless
Located in Berkeley, CA and a value stream business unit of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), Peerless makes Lighting for People and the places we inhabit: offices, classrooms, libraries, museums, retail centers, transportation terminals, convention halls and other public venues. For generations, the Peerless name has been synonymous with leading-edge design and extraordinary quality of illumination. Peerless luminaires offer elegant form, utmost visual comfort and a refined sense of dimensionality in architectural spaces.

About Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI)
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2011 net sales of $1.8 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company’s lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity™, Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, and Acculamp®.

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