Acuity Brands, Inc : 2013 Solid-State Lighting Awards Solidify Acuity Brands' Position as Technology Leader

Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:15am EDT

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Acuity Brands receives prestigious 2013 Technology Brand Leader designation and wins six LED
lighting product honors from Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards.

ATLANTA - March 20, 2013 - Acuity Brands, Inc.  (NYSE: AYI) has been
distinguished as the Technology Brand Leader in the LED luminaire market by the third annual
Architectural SSL magazine Production Innovation Awards (PIA). In addition, Acuity Brands received
Product Innovation Awards for six of its indoor and outdoor LED lighting products introduced this
past year, further emphasizing the Company's market leadership in product innovation. 

"Acuity Brands has won a Market Leadership Technology Brand Leader award for its outstanding
efforts in bringing a variety of quality solid-state lighting (SSL) fixtures, including OLED
products, to market," said Jim Crockett, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural SSL. "Additionally, Acuity
Brands has six products that won individual Product Innovation Awards. These products are
considered some of the best LED and solid-state luminaires on the market."

The awards represent a peer-recognized selection of quality LED products. The innovative and
significant new Acuity Brands products selected as PIA winners include:

*Origami(TM) LED luminaire by Peerless(R): Inspired by modern architecture, fashion and design,
Origami LED luminaires are ideal for illuminating interior spaces where uniquely designed
energy-saving fixtures are desired. 
*I-BEAM(R) LED luminaire by Lithonia Lighting(R): Ideal for high bay applications such as
manufacturing, warehousing and other large indoor spaces, I-BEAM LED high bays provide an
energy-savings payback in as little as two years. 
*FEM LED luminaire by Lithonia Lighting(R): Available as a surface-mounted or suspended linear
fluorescent luminaire, the energy-efficient FEM LED is suitable for wet, damp and/or cold
locations such as parking garages, industrial facilities, retail malls, multi-purpose centers,
garden centers, and airports.  
*Petrolux(R) LED series by Holophane(R): Designed for harsh environments, Petrolux LED luminaires
combine a robust sealed housing with state-of-the-art LED engine and prismatic polycarbonate
optics to boost visibility and maximize spacing.  
*Sign-Vue(R) LED luminaire by Holophane(R): Used for illuminating billboard and DOT signage,
Sign-Vue LED luminaires feature an innovative optical design with superior uniformity and color
rendering to increase message visibility.   
*HMAO LED high mast luminaire by Holophane(R): HMAO LED luminaires feature multiple lumen packages
to maximize energy savings and deliver up to 100,000 hours of maintenance-free operation in large
area and roadway applications such as airports, rail yards, sea terminals, industrial facilities,
DOT interchanges and correctional facilities. 

Additionally, Peerless Lighting  won a Market Leadership award
for Outstanding Media Campaign, which is a comprehensive award for advertising, email marketing,
web design and product literature, including catalogs. 

For more information about Acuity Brands, please visit . 

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 2012 net sales of
over $1.9 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 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(R), Holophane(R),
Peerless(R), Gotham(R), Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Winona(R) Lighting, Healthcare
Lighting(R), Hydrel(R), American Electric Lighting(R), Carandini(R), Antique Street Lamps(TM),
Tersen(R), Sunoptics(R), Sensor Switch(R), Lighting Control & Design(TM), Synergy(R) Lighting
Controls, Pathway Connectivity(TM), Dark to Light(R), ROAM(R), RELOC(R) Wiring Solutions,
Acculamp(R), and eldoLED(R).

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