Acuity Brands Outdoor Launches Three LED Luminaires That Enhance Architectural and Landscape Illumination and Improve Energy-Efficiency

ATLANTA - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, is expanding its LED Outdoor VIEW application portfolio with the introduction of the Hydrel® M9800 Series, Hydrel® 8100 Series and Hydrel® 8200 Series to heighten architecture and landscape design.

Hydrel M9800 Series are the first modular 400-watt in-grade lights. These multi-purpose units are designed for flush mounting in soil or concrete, providing a new alternative to conventional lighting for large architectural and landscape features.

The units consist of a factory sealed, thermally protected Lamp Module and epoxy encapsulated Power Module placed in a secured Rough-In Section (RIS), which includes channeled convective cooling, an integral junction box, and door assembly. The M9800 has a 460 mm (18 in.) footprint with a cylindrical RIS. They are available in monochromatic white and RGB color-changing LED.

Hydrel 8100 Series and 8200 Series are high performance, compact, precision lights designed for consistent styling of building exteriors and landscapes. Rugged, weather-protected and reliable, the 8100 and 8200 Series provide flexible mounting options and a wide range of photometric distributions to create a landscape of light from unobtrusive luminaires.

"From functional to decorative products, our portfolio of brands delivers the options needed to illuminate landscapes and structural exteriors," said Michael Naylor, Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Outdoor Products. "Our outdoor lighting solutions help customers design imaginative installations that add dramatic nighttime flair to architecture, fountains and softscape applications."

M9800 Series, 8100 Series and 8200 Series are available now. For more information visit

The view experience is one of four key segments in the Acuity Brands LED Outdoor portfolio that heavily rely on effective, efficient, sustainable and controllable lighting. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of VIEW category products and solutions from its six complementary brands - Lithonia Lighting, Hydrel, Tersen Lighting, American Electric Lighting, Antique Street Lamps and Winona Lighting.

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of luminaires, lighting control systems and related products and services with fiscal year 2010 net sales of over $1.6 billion. The Company's lighting and system control product lines include Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Gotham®, Carandini®, RELOC®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Tersen®, Winona Lighting®, Syner¬gy® Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design(TM), and ROAM®. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs ap¬proximately 6,000 associates and has operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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