Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 21, 2014

Acuity Brands Begins Production of eldoLED ECOdrive Digital LED Driver Family

Acuity Brands, Inc., 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.

In Europe, the ECOdrive range will be launched at the Light+Building tradeshow (March 30 - April 4). For more information, please visit www.acuitybrands.com.

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 2013 net sales of over $2 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,500 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 Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Axion™ Controls, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity™, Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp® and eldoLED®.

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