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Visible Light Communication from Acuity Brands / eldoLED honored with Lux Controls Innovation of the Year award

Ground-breaking technology connects eldoLED drivers with smartphones


EINDHOVEN - November 25, 2014 – Lux Magazine designated Visible Light Communication technology from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) as one of the most exciting lighting technologies of 2014. The magazine has distinguished the company with a Lux Award in the Controls Innovation of the Year category, for the Visible Light Communication technology enabled in its eldoLED LED drivers.


"This award from Lux Magazine affirms our achievements and advancement of our intelligent driver platform to deliver luminaire intelligence – such as communication through visible light technology – in addition to high-quality, controllable lighting," said Albert Berghuis, eldoLED Vice President, Global OEM Sales.


eldoLED LED drivers include intelligence to leverage technology such as visible light communication in addition to the intelligence to optimize energy savings and quality of light. Data transmitted using visible light from the luminaire introduces new possibilities for the customers now rapidly deploying LED systems using connectivity through wired and wireless networks.


"The technology in a high-volume commercially available driver can be applied to guide shoppers through the retail buying experience, and in other indoor uses that can take advantage of the high density, powered and now intelligent infrastructure of lighting," said Berghuis.



The Lux Awards are presented by Lux Magazine, the official publication of the Lighting Industry Association based in the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit

For more information about award winning products from Acuity Brands, please visit or More information about Visible Light Communication can be found here.


About eldoLED
eldoLED is a world leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED lighting: smarter, sleeker and more efficient systems to meet the needs of an ever more energy conscious world.


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 2014 net sales of $2.4 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 7,000 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 LightingTM, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp®, eldoLED® and Acuity Controls.


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