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Acuity Brands acquires Adura, developer of wireless controls and energy management solutions


January 9, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

January 8, 2013 – Acuity Brands, a player in energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, has acquired the assets of Adura Technologies Inc., a developer of wireless controls and energy management solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Adura’s simple-to-use wireless technology coupled with our broad luminaire portfolio, Sensor Switch occupancy sensors and Lighting Control & Design (LC&D) system management software will allow for the creation of intelligent lighting systems that are simple to use while generating greater energy savings for our customers,” said Vernon J. Nagel, chair, president and CEO of Acuity Brands.

Founded in 2005, Adura has developed radio frequency (RF) mesh networking technology that allows individual light fixtures to communicate in a wireless mesh network with switches, sensors and system management software. The ZigBee wireless technology enables energy-saving control solutions while eliminating the cost of using wires to network all of the devices in the system.