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Acuity Brands Expands LED Outdoor Pedestrian Application Product Portfolio.

Lighting solutions emphasize quality of light, energy-efficiency and safety

ATLANTA -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI, "Company"), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, continues announcements of a major expansion of its outdoor LED lighting portfolio. Offered under Acuity Brands[R] LED Outdoor, the portfolio includes solutions from six of the Company's leading lighting solutions brands, Lithonia Lighting[R], Hydrel[R], Tersen[R], American Electric Lighting[R], Antique Street Lamps[TM] and Winona Lighting[R].

New to the Company's WALK application family of products, which include luminaires for pedestrian, site, building and bollard lighting, are the Tersen Ratio[TM] 1.5 luminaire with a clamshell pole base and the American Electric Lighting AVPL luminaire. Each is optimally designed for unique walkway environments.

The Tersen Ratio 1.5 with a clamshell pole base is a LED luminaire of contemporary architectural styling designed for easy installation with existing poles, which allows for reduced up-front cost. Its "finned" design serves as a heat sink and creates an architectural statement. The American Electric Lighting AVPL is ideal for use in municipal walkway and residential street applications, meeting the requirements of smart-looking, energy-efficient luminaires with an electrical terminal block and ease-of-maintenance tool-less entry.

Various models in the Acuity Brands LED Outdoor WALK application family are compatible with the Acuity Brands ROAM[R] system, the Company's industry-leading intelligent control solution, combining photo-control technology with wireless monitoring and control capabilities. Working together, LED lighting and intelligent control systems provide an integrated outdoor lighting solution enabling additional energy savings from day one. Acuity Brands LED Outdoor adheres to IES standards for all applications, enabling maximum visibility. All luminaires in the WALK application family incorporate Acuity Brands' philosophy of providing the highest quality lighting solutions, while minimizing light pollution by putting light on task not toward the sky.

"In the absence of natural light, we provide products that optimize illumination while saving energy. Our WALK application products help enable pedestrians to navigate their nighttime journey safely," said Michael Naylor, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Outdoor Products. "These solutions aid in creating a more secure environment, complement adjacent roadway lighting systems, and work in concert with landscape and building lighting design," continued Naylor.

All of the new Acuity Brands LED Outdoor luminaires will be on display at the LightFair International Tradeshow, booth #1801, May 17-19, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Acuity Brands LED Outdoor portfolio is available nationally through Acuity Brands' sales representatives and authorized distributors. For more information about the Company's full line of LED lighting and controls, please visit the Acuity Brands, LED Lighting Solutions and ROAM web sites and Acuity Brands' YouTube Channel. You can also become a fan of Acuity Brands and Acuity Brands Outdoor on Facebook[R] and follow Acuity Brands on Twitter[R].

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of luminaires, lighting control systems and related products and services with fiscal year 2010 net sales of over $1.6 billion. The Company's lighting and system control product lines include Lithonia Lighting[R], Holophane[R], Peerless[R], Mark Architectural Lighting[TM], Hydrel[R], American Electric Lighting[R], Gotham[R], Carandini[R], RELOC[R], Antique Street Lamps[TM], Tersen[R], Winona Lighting[R], Synergy[R] Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch[R], Lighting Control & Design[TM], ROAM[R] and Sunoptics[R]. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and has operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
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