Acuity Brands Receives Prestigious 2012 Product of the Year Award


Acuity Brands Receives Prestigious 2012 Product of the Year Award for the Lithonia Lighting ACLED Luminaire

Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine readers select ACLED luminaire as one of the best lighting products of 2012.

ATLANTA - The Lithonia Lighting® ACLED luminaire from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) received a 2012 Product of the Year Silver award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer® magazine. This prestigious award, which recognizes products that demonstrate innovation and technological advancement, distinguishes the luminaire as one of the best lighting products of 2012 as voted by the magazine's readers. Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine and online newsletter reach more than 87,000 engineers working in consulting, engineering/architectural, design/build or in-house engineering firms.

Four additional Lithonia Lighting luminaires were among the finalists for Product of the Year in the lighting category: the RT RELIGHT Series assembly kit, the ST Series surface mount, the T Series LED lighting troffer, and the VT Series LED luminaire.

"This is a great honor for Acuity Brands," said Dave Ranieri, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Indoor Lighting. "This award is very competitive, and we are thrilled Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers acknowledged the outstanding performance combined with the attractive, architectural style the ACLED brings to indoor lighting."

The ACLED luminaire delivers ambient white light uniformly throughout an entire space while reducing energy and maintenance costs by using long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs. The luminaire is available in a 2'x2' configuration, delivers 3,300 lumens at 41 input watts, and is ideal for office, retail, education and healthcare applications. To further enhance energy savings potential, the ACLED comes with embedded nLight® controls technology from Acuity Brands. For more information please visit http://www.lithonia.com/ACLED.

For more information about the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2012 Product of the Year awards please visit: http://www.csemag.com/events-and-awards/cse-product-of-the-year.html.

About Acuity Brands

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(TM), Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design(TM), Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity((TM), Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, and Acculamp®.

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