Product Selection Guide Page 1104 Product Selection Guide-11th Edition

1104 PRODUCT INFORMATION Nighttime Friendly Lighting NIGHTTIME FRIENDLY LIGHTING PSG11 TECHNICAL INFORMATION NIGHTTIME FRIENDLY LIGHTING Acuity Brands - Nighttime Friendly Designation For years, Acuity Brands has been actively involved in developing products and standards focusing on minimizing the impact of electric lighting systems of the nighttime environment. Our brands are members and contribute to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and we are active in various outdoor lighting committees of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA). We are a member of the IDA / IESNA Model Lighting Ordinance task group. We are a member of the US Green Building Council and provide a variety of lighting solutions focused on achieving the LEED credit SS8 for light pollution reduction. Acuity Brands has some of the most experienced and knowledgeable optical designers working with our product development teams to continue to develop responsible lighting solutions. What does Nighttime Friendly Mean? Because there are no lighting industry standards recognizing products that minimize obtrusive nighttime lighting, Acuity Brands has established a designation with very strict requirements, based on photometric test data. Our Nighttime Friendly designation requires that the lighting product has no uplight and nor more than 10% of the total lumens between 80-90 degrees. This criterion is consistent with LEED and Green Globes guidelines for environmental sustainability. Our Nighttime Friendly designation focuses on no uplight as well as high angle brightness and requires laboratory test data based on IESNA standards. The Acuity Brands Conyers lab is NVLAP accredited, an accreditation that requires a strict quality process and 3rd party audit by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Independent labs have not gained this accreditation. How does Nighttime Friendly compare with other designations? IDA Fixture Seal of Approval The IDA Fixture Seal of Approval does not have specific, quantifiable criteria. In general, the IDA Fixture Seal of Approval focuses on products that have no uplight. Since Acuity Brands Nighttime Friendly designation is more stringent and can be verified with any commercial software, we typically do not list products with IDA. Star View Compliant Hubbell Outdoor and Spaulding brands of lighting products promote the Star View Compliant designation, used to identify full cutoffoptics. This designation is not as stringent as the Acuity Brands Nighttime Friendly designation because it does not stipulate a limit on the high angle lumens that impact glare. Are there other considerations for minimizing obtrusive outdoor lighting? Daytime and nighttime aesthetics Beyond considerations of uplight, there are other optical considerations to help you select a quality lighting system. Many times, the lighting system must offer both daytime and nighttime aesthetics. Traditionally, this required lighting systems that emitted a significant portion of light into the sky and emit light at high angles resulting in glare. We offer many options to address the need for daytime and nighttime aesthetics. Light trespass Another key aspect to consider is limiting the amount of light emitted offof the property that trespasses onto adjacent properties. This is especially important in areas where commercial and residential properties are adjacent to each other. To address this concern, lighting products should be selected to minimize high angle brightness and poles located at or near the perimeter of the site should utilize sharp cutoffoptics that limit light behind the pole. Reducing light levels late at night Many communities encourage businesses to reduce light levels late at night when activity in those areas is minimal. In addition, some areas are encouraged to turn offthe lighting, such as sporting facilities. This can be accomplished by turning offsome luminaires or zones. Advanced lighting systems can even detect motion and reduce the lighting in each fixture when there is not activity. Why should I select Acuity Brands products for applications with environmental considerations? Acuity Brands provides many options for responsible outdoor environments. We demonstrate our commitment to the nighttime environment through our development of superior optics, our involvement in industry activities to reduce the impact of obtrusive nighttime lighting and through our corporate commitment to environmental sustainability. We provide reliable test data and have made investments in the accreditation of our Conyers testing laboratory. Our sales personnel and technical support staffstand ready to help you identify the most effective outdoor lighting solutions and validate the performance of these systems. Notes See for full details. LUMINAIRE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM In 2007 the IES defined a new classification system for outdoor luminaires that evaluates the photometric performance of a luminaire based on light emitted into various solid angles that impact uplight, backlight and high angle glare zones. This IES standard is available in their publication, TM-15, "Luminaire Classification System for Outdoor Luminaires". To the right is a 3-D representation of the LCS model including the sub angles for each zone. Below that is a graphical representation of how such data for a specific luminaire is represented in the Acuity online Photometric Viewer.

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