Acuity Brands begins production of ECOdrive
Acuity Brands Begins Production of eldoLED ECOdrive Digital LED Driver Family;
Expands Design and Manufacturing Capabilities to Service OEM Market
ATLANTA – February 20, 2014 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting solutions, announced today the introduction of the ECOdrive® family of LED drivers from eldoLED® and its launch to the OEM market. The driver family is manufactured on newly expanded high-speed surface mount technology (SMT) lines that can easily support production of more than 1 million LED drivers and 5 million LED boards.
The ECOdrive family consists of intelligent, easy-to-configure, high-volume LED drivers for commercial indoor LED lighting applications. These drivers deliver unparalleled performance in an industry standard footprint, offering ultra-smooth 1 percent dimming, wide-range programmable output and flicker-free performance in various form factors.
"With the rapid transformation to LED lighting technologies, we have made significant investments to enable us to provide delivery of high-quality electronic components to the industry," said Mel Mendoza, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President of Solid-State Lighting Systems. "We have added significant engineering resources to our solid-state lighting team and expanded our electronic manufacturing capacity."
By strengthening internal design and manufacturing capabilities, Acuity Brands can now provide rapid prototyping iterations as a service for its OEM customers. These investments will allow the company to deliver innovative electronic components to its customers at a faster pace.
"We are excited about the ECOdrive being an integral part of Acuity Brands lighting solutions, and even more excited about the value it offers to our OEM partners," said Gilles Abrahamse, Vice President and General Manager of eldoLED, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting.
eldoLED develops, produces and markets high-performance dimmable LED drivers for general white and full color RGBW/A LED lighting applications. eldoLED standard products include 0-10V/DALI/DMX/RDM compatible drivers renowned for their excellent dimming, user configurability and efficiency. Customized and design-in solutions are available on request.
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