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Acuity Brands Acquires WhiteOptics

Acuity Brands, Inc. on June 20 announced its acquisition of WhiteOptics, L.L.C. (WhiteOptics), a New Castle, Delaware-based manufacturer of optical components used to reflect, diffuse and control light for LED lighting used in commercial and institutional applications.

“Optical systems have become increasingly complex as LED technology has evolved,” says Tommy Harris, vice president – indoor product solutions, Acuity Brands Lighting. “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.”

“Acuity Brands has always valued optical performance,” adds Eric Teather, president, WhiteOptics.  “Our advanced materials and processing technology will allow Acuity to increase their offering of unique and advanced designs to its customers.”

The acquisition is not expected to materially impact the company’s fiscal 2019 consolidated financial performance.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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