Frequently Asked Questions
A: Acuity Brands manufactures a wide array of lighting products that are ideal for pedestrian applications. Our historical and decorative street lighting portfolio consists of 14 different product families, with post-top and pendant-mounted configurations.
A: Pedestrian lighting applications focus more on providing adequate vertical illumination for safety and security purposes. Pedestrian lighting as part of an overall security plan should aim to provide a clear view of people or objects moving in and out of a given location, deny potential hiding places adjacent to the pathway, permit facial identification of other people at 30 feet, and facilitate the use of security devices. High levels of vertical illumination are unnecessary on roadways, where the importance of seeing the road surface is much more important. There the emphasis is more on horizontal illumination, and objects that may move in or out of this space typically are a silhouette to the motorist.
A: Acuity Brands street lights can provide an optional feature that offers high bandwidth connectivity to Wi-Fi networks through your installed lighting system. This option is called NetSense and requires that luminaires are equipped with a 7-pin photocontrol receptacle for plugging additional hardware devices for Wi-Fi systems, security cameras, sensor pods that can detect weather and pollution levels, and location analytics.
A: Yes. Controls for lighting management like scheduled on/off and dimming programs can be added to any Acuity Brands luminaire.
A: Smart cities are innovative communities that rely on digital technologies and recent advances in communications to help them further their initiatives for a more livable, economically sound and environmentally sustainable future. Using smart sensors and embedded devices in streetlights, cities can create a connected infrastructure that reduces energy use, streamlines services, and helps make residents feel happier and more secure.
A: Yes, and with over 200,000 deployments across the U.S. and Canada, Acuity Brands has become the proven leader in smart, wireless-control applications through our remote asset management program known as ROAM®. Since 2007, the company has been offering ROAM as a lighting product option to help customers manage their lighting assets and save on energy costs.