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Acuity Brands Introduces Connected STAR to Enhance Emergency Lighting Solutions

Acuity Brands Introduces Connected STAR to Enhance Emergency Lighting Solutions

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ATLANTA, April 5, 2024Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today the addition of Connected STAR to its Emergency Lighting with Self Testing Automated Reporting (STAR) solution. This enhancement aids in code compliance through its new method of deployment suited for large scale applications, ensuring proper emergency operation and illumination during power outages.
With the introduction of Connected STAR, powered by the Connected STAR Gateway by IOTA®, test data is securely logged within the unit, and compliance reports are automatically emailed directly to users' devices.
The market demand for robust emergency lighting solutions is driven by the need for life safety code compliance. Life Safety Code NFPA 101 mandates monthly testing for at least 30 seconds, annual testing for at least 90 minutes, and meticulous record-keeping. Emergency Lighting with STAR alleviates the burdens associated with compliance through its automated testing and reporting capabilities.
Key benefits of Connected STAR include:
  • No Button Pushes or Ladders: Automation eliminates the need for manual testing, freeing users from the hassle of climbing ladders or lifts.

  • No Written Records: Automated reporting delivers data directly to users' mobile devices, eliminating the need for manual record-keeping and ensuring accessibility during emergencies

  • No Disruptions: Automated testing occurs seamlessly during day-to-day operations, avoiding the need for manual power shutdowns and resulting in time, cost, and energy savings.
Emergency Lighting with STAR offers two deployment options: Mobile STAR and Connected STAR. Mobile STAR logs test data in individual units, broadcasting it to the CLAIRITY+ mobile app. Connected STAR logs data in the Connected STAR Gateway by IOTA and sends reports directly via email.
To access the STAR micro app, users can download the CLAIRITY+ mobile app from Acuity Brands®, available for free on both iOS and Android devices in the app store.
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About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and more things to come. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (ABL) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make a valuable difference in people’s lives.

We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management solutions, and location-aware applications.  Acuity Brands, Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is powered by more than 12,000 dedicated and talented associates. Visit us at

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