Now LEDvance Joins Price Rise Wave

LEDvance has become the latest company in North America to announce a price increase. Its traditional non-LED lighting equipment will now be subject to a six to eight per cent hike. The LED products will not be subject to a

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Have Lighting Prices Hit a Turning Point?

America’s biggest fixture manufacturer has surprised the global lighting industry with the first major price rise in the market in years. Acuity Brands – parent of top brands in both North America and Europe including Lithonia, Winona, Holophane, Hydrel, Carandini,

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The Acuity Acquisition of IOTA

Acuity Brands has announced the acquisition of IOTA Engineering, a specialist in emergency lighting technology such as LED drivers with emergency lighting capabilities. The acquisition likely fills a void in the former’s portfolio, although Acuity has long offered the Power

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Global LED Indoor Commercial Lighting Market Will Reach USD 15.87 Billion in 2018

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 Commercial Lighting, Smart Lighting and Panel Light Market Report, the global LED indoor commercial lighting market will reach USD 15.87 billion in 2018, accounting

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Chinese Firms Prepare Bids for GE Lighting Ops – Sources

(3/5 Reuters) – At least two Chinese companies are preparing bids for industrial conglomerate General Electric’s remaining lighting assets in a potentially $1 billion deal, according to people familiar with the situation. MLS Co and Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co

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Acuity Brands, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Lucid Design Group, Inc.

An Oakland, CA-based provider of building analytics through its industry-leading BuildingOS® business intelligence platform.  The Company believes the combination of Lucid’s BuildingOS platform and Acuity Brands’ large installed base of networked sensors for lighting and building automation controls and its

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Acuity Brands Offers Complete Indoor Positioning Service (IPS) Solution

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced a complete, end-to-end indoor positioning services (IPS) solution comprised of two Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform services: Atrius™ Navigator software development kit (SDK), and Atrius™ Insights spatial analytics web application. the Atrius Navigator SDK enables

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Acuity Adds Phunware as an IoT Partner for SSL-Based Location Services

Acuity Brands continues to expand its smart lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem with the latest partner being mobile software specialist Phunware. Phunware offers a technology stack that enables its customers to easily build apps that can leverage

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Acuity Teams with Indoor Mapping Firm That Has Big Airport Presence

Another day, another matchup between a lighting company and an IT firm in an effort to turn lighting infrastructure into intelligent data networks. This time, LED lighting stalwart Acuity Brands has teamed with LocusLabs, an indoor mapping software specialist which

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Target Gives the Go-Ahead on IoT Lights at Half Its Stores

The world’s largest known deployment of lighting-based indoor positioning is finally going full speed ahead, as US retail giant Target plans to roll out a customer engagement system in nearly half of its 1800 stores by Christmas. Using Bluetooth chips

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Acuity Brands, Inc. Offers News Street Lighting Network Solution Using SSN Platform

Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. has selected Silver Spring Networks, Inc. as a technology and channel partner for its smart street light and smart city solutions. Acuity Brands has developed and will market its DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol, which will operate

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New IoT Platform from Acuity Brands Helps Evaluate and Plan Space Allocation Through Lighting

Acuity Brands introduced Atrius Spaces, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform service that helps customers manage space utilization using a building’s occupancy data. Atrius Spaces, which includes a web application and an application programming interface (API), can be used to

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Cheryl English Assumes Presidency of the IES (2017-2018)

Effective July 1, 2017, Cheryl English succeeds Shirley Coyle. Cheryl English has been a member of the IES for 35 years. She has worked for Acuity Brands in a number of positions including application design, testing, education and marketing, culminating

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Local Players Dominate LED Lighting Fixtures Market

The growth of the global lighting fixtures market, revenue-wise, is estimated to touch US$215.29 billion by 2021 end. The market will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% till 2021, according to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study. North America will

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OLED World Summit to be Held 21-22 SEP in San Francisco

Smithers Apex announced the 2017 OLEDs World Summit program agenda: http://www.oledsworldsummit.com/2017 It will focus on the current state of the market, new applications and innovations and what the future holds for OLEDs with presentations from Cynora, Acuity Brands, Kateeva, JOLED,

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Acuity Brands Bets the House on IoT

The company is hoping to continue to provide and expand its comprehensive set of IoT offerings, by combining luminaires and building management controls together. IoT sensors implanted in LEDs have the ability to collect analytical information on the behavior of

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Acuity Pads Its Indoor-Positioning Push With Shopping Cart Trackers

LED lighting vendor Acuity Brands has added another arrow to its quiver of indoor-positioning technology, introducing a wireless system that tracks shopping carts around stores in order to provide retailers with information on floor traffic and also to keep tabs

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Lighting Based Indoor Positioning Revolutionizes US Stores

Acuity Brands claims it has now deployed lighting-based indoor positioning systems (IPS) in swathes of retail space across the US. The company made the boast in a joint show of force with Microsoft, with which Acuity has been developing IoT

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Local Players Dominate LED Lighting Fixtures Market

The growth of the global lighting fixtures market, revenue-wise, is estimated to touch US$215.29 billion by 2021 end. The market will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% till 2021, according to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study. North America will

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Acuity Adds Wireless Capabilities to Its Digital Lighting Controls

Acuity Brands has extended its nLight digital lighting control system with a kit that adds wireless control capabilities. The new nLightAIR platform includes luminaires equipped with Acuity eldoLED LED drivers, a battery powered wall switch and an app called Clairity.

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