• 18-SEP-2014

Acuity Brands Wins 'Best in Class' Award at NGL SSL Design Indoor Competition

Acuity Brands Wins 'Best in Class' Award at NGL SSL Design Indoor Competition

Acuity Brands honored with a total of six awards, including one 'Best in Class' distinction and two 'Emerging' awards.

Six Acuity Brands, Inc.​ LED and OLED lighting solutions were selected as winners of the 2014 Next Generation Luminaires​™ (NGL)​ Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Indoor Competition, including a prestigious 'Best in Class' award for a new LED luminaire series from Mark Architectural Lighting™​. Additionally, Acuity Brands won half of all of the awards in the ‘Emerging’ technologies category with unique LED and OLED luminaires from Winona® Lighting​.

According to NGL, the competition "seeks to encourage technical innovation and recognize and promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial, industrial and institutional applications." Of the more than 250 entries, Acuity Brands received six awards for its LED and OLED lighting solutions - one in the 'Best in Class' category, two in the 'Emerging' category and three in the 'Recognized' category.

The judging panel selected the luminaires on the basis of 11 criteria, including color quality, appropriate illuminance, light distribution, glare control, serviceability and replacement, energy efficiency, lumen maintenance, power quality, dimmability, value, and aesthetic appearance and style.

Winning Acuity Brands fixtures include:

Best in Class

Slot 2​ and Slot 4​ LED family from Mark Architectural Lighting


AERA​™ smart lighting system from Winona® Lighting
NomiTM OLED sconces​ and Trilia OLED luminaires​ from Winona Lighting


AL Series​ LED luminaire from Lithonia Lighting®
Bruno​ LED luminaire from Peerless®
Vellum​™ LED luminaire from Peerless

"Acuity Brands is proud to be recognized by the NGL indoor competition for the third year in a row, and to secure awards that further demonstrate the value of the innovations we're delivering to the industry," said Jack Ries, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Solutions Portfolio. "Being among the few to have its products selected as 'Best in Class' and 'Emerging', and receiving those distinctions for both LED and OLED products, showcases our ability to engineer advanced lighting solutions."

For more information about lighting solutions from Acuity Brands, visit www.acuitybrands.com​.

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 2013 net sales of over $2 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,800 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™, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity Solutions®​, Dark to Light®​, ROAM®​, RELOC®​ Wiring Solutions, Acculamp®​ and eldoLED®​.

About the Competition

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), NGL SSL Design Competition launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.