Acuity Brands, Inc., a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting, controls, and daylighting solutions, recently opened a unique demonstration program that enables customers walking through a series of outdoor lighting environments to experience first-hand the quality of different outdoor lighting technologies.
The Night Time Demo includes dozens of outdoor lighting solutions displayed in multiple environments – walkways, parking lots, streets, and roadways – throughout the Acuity Brands campus located in Granville, Ohio. The demonstration site allows customers to view product performance, observe lighting effects, compare different light sources, and review multiple luminaire styles.
“It is an extremely efficient and productive way to experience outdoor lighting technologies in real applications,” said Greg Subisak, director of lighting education for the Granville facility. “In many cases, an instantaneous comparison of systems can be viewed. For example, a comparison of a road lit with luminaires using an LED light source and the same road lit with luminaires using a high pressure sodium light source can be made at several viewing stations.”
The Night Time Demo allows visitors to walk among 2000K, 3000K, 4000K, 5000K, and 6000K color temperature sources, providing a unique opportunity to evaluate visual clarity and color rendering in a single location. Customers can also examine and evaluate the lighting quality of LED, high pressure sodium, and various types of metal halide sources.
“Every luminaire in the Night Time Demo is outfitted with a ROAM node,” explained Subisak. “This allows us to show how luminaires can be grouped and turned on/off and dimmed with the use of a tablet computer wirelessly connected to the Internet and the ROAM network operations center.”
The Night Time Demo is a one-of-a-kind lighting experience available to specifying engineers, architects, lighting designers, and anyone else specifying outdoor lighting products. As an educational tool, the display helps customers better understand both the advantages and challenges of various light sources, distributions, and technologies.
To learn more about the Night Time Demo, schedule a tour, or register for an outdoor lighting seminar, click here.