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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



Acuity Brands’ Sunoptics Expands Daylighting Solutions with SEAMLIGHT™ Curbless Daylighting System

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI; “Company”), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting, controls and daylighting solutions, has expanded its Sunoptics® high-performance prismatic daylighting portfolio with the introduction of the SEAMLIGHT™ Curbless Daylighting System (“SEAMLIGHT System”). The SEAMLIGHT System is designed for direct installation onto existing industrial standing seam roofing systems, creating new opportunities for the implementation of daylighting solutions. The Sunoptics high-performance prismatic skylights optimize indoor daylighting performance via a patented dome construction designed to capture more light at low sun angles, which maximizes the amount of light transmittance, while maintaining 100% diffusion and eliminating undesirable hot spots, glare and UV damage.

Utilizing the same patented technology that is integral to the Sunoptics Signature Series Skylight, the SEAMLIGHT System also delivers optimal lighting performance, while its installation process does not interfere with the structural integrity of industrial low-slope standing seam metal roofing systems. The product’s integrated rail attaches to the roof’s structural standing seam allowing the SEAMLIGHT System to move with roof expansion and contraction. The single sided front-end water diverter in the SEAMLIGHT System minimizes roof penetrations and leak potential as compared to conventional skylight roof curb designs. The SEAMLIGHT System can provide additional energy savings through integration with one of Acuity Brands’ indoor intelligent control systems, including Sensor Switch®, Synergy® Lighting Controls or Lighting and Control Design™.

“There is no greater efficiency for a building than turning electric lights off through daylighting,” said Grant Grable, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and Value Stream Leader, Sunoptics. “In the global market of existing metal buildings, there has been a long-standing need for a daylighting product that reduces the excessive labor needed to install conventional metal roof curbs while integrating with the structural integrity of low-slope industrial roofing systems, thereby minimizing leak potential. The SEAMLIGHT System provides the solution that addresses these customer requirements,” Grable added.

The SEAMLIGHT System is available in 2’ widths in a variety of lengths from 5’ to 40’ and is compliant with multiple existing roofing profiles, including Butler® MR 24, Varco Pruden® SSR, NUCOR® CFR, NCI® Group Ultra Deck, and American Buildings® SS2. Also available are Factory Mutual Approved and Florida Building Code Approved HVHZ roofing models and custom profiles and lengths of the product.

The SEAMLIGHT System is available through Acuity Brands Sunoptics sales representatives and authorized distributors. For more information about the Company’s high performance prismatic daylighting and intelligent controls solutions, please click here.

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