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Acuity Brands Acquires WhiteOptics

WhiteOptics’ portfolio includes light guide plates, optical diffusers and micro-structure lenses that provide a three-dimensional appearance.

Acuity Brands, Inc., Atlanta, has acquired WhiteOptics, L.L.C., New Castle, DE, a manufacturer of advanced optical components used to reflect, diffuse and control light for LED lighting used in commercial and institutional applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

WhiteOptics’ product portfolio includes light guide plates, optical diffusers and innovative micro-structure lenses that provide a three-dimensional appearance.  WhiteOptics’ transmissive products include optics that improve the quality of light to support a favorable Unified Glare Rating (UGR) and superior luminaire efficiency and energy savings, Acuity said in a release, adding that “The convergence of these benefits is in sync with market trends toward lower glare LED solutions that also meet stringent energy requirements.”

“Optical systems have become increasingly complex as LED technology has evolved,” said Tommy Harris, vice president of Indoor Product Solutions for Acuity, in the release. “WhiteOptics has a broad offering of optical materials to further enhance the performance of our commercial and architectural products. These materials enable more visual comfort, unique light distributions, and three-dimensional images that can enhance the look and feel of a space.”

WhiteOptics, which is celebrating its 10th year in business this year, recently expanded, moving into a new facility in New Castle.

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