Acuity Brands

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Acuity Brands, Inc.
Public (NYSEAYI)
Industry Home Furnishings
Founded 2001
Headquarters Atlanta, GA, USA
Coordinates 33°47′10″N 84°22′59″W / 33.786°N 84.383°W / 33.786; -84.383Coordinates: 33°47′10″N 84°22′59″W / 33.786°N 84.383°W / 33.786; -84.383
Area served
Key people
Vernon J. Nagel (CEO)
(Chairman) & (President)
Products Consumer Goods
List of brands
Revenue Increase US$1.66 Billion (FY 2009)[1]
Increase US$155 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Increase US$84.9 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Total assets Decrease US$1.29 Billion (FY 2009)[2]
Total equity Increase US$672 Million (FY 2009)[2]
Number of employees
6,500 (2008)
Website Acuity

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSEAYI), is an electronics manufacturing company. It was founded in 2001 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

Acuity Brands has spun off its specialty chemicals business effective November 1, 2007. The new company is known as Zep Inc. and is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol ZEP. [4]


Lighting equipment made by the company includes indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures for commercial and institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications. The company offers its lighting equipment to electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, national accounts, electric utilities, utility distributors, municipalities, contractors, catalogs, and lighting showrooms. It distributes these products through independent sales agents, factory sales representatives, distribution centers, regional warehouses, and commercial warehouses.[5]


Acuity Brands lighting solutions are sold under various brands,[6] 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®.

Acuity Brands Net Sales[edit]

Acuity Brands Net Sales and Operating Profit by Geographical Regions in 2008[7]

Geographic Region Total revenue Operating Profit
Domestic $1,804,628,000 $243,464,000
International $222,016,000 $17,596,000


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