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Eaton’s Lighting Solutions Enhance Aesthetics, Bring Control Capabilities and Reduce Energy Consumption by Nearly 70 Percent at AEE Headquarters

By Business Wire News   


Power management company Eaton today announced that its light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions with an Integrated Sensor Control System is enhancing the lighting performance and aesthetics at the Atlanta-based corporate headquarters of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Choosing the MetaluxSkyRidge LED luminaires for their unique appearance and ability for occupancy detection, daylight harvesting and personal control, the conversion has reduced the energy consumption by more than 68 percent.

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Eaton’s LED lighting and controls solutions enhance the lighting performance and aesthetics, while reducing energy consumption by nearly 70 percent at the AEE’s corporate headquarters. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The design team wanted to upgrade the lighting in our offices and conference rooms with the latest energy-saving LED technology that would meet our lighting performance needs and sustainability goals, while achieving a rating of an ENERGY STAR®-certified building,” said Bill Kent, program director, AEE. “We looked at a few options and chose the SkyRidge for its attractive appearance and control capability, which we could showcase to our customers.”

The new lighting system upgrade, which consists of a one-to-one replacement of older fluorescent fixtures, includes 47 Metalux SkyRidge luminaires featuring WaveStream LED technology, each with a factory-installed Integrated Sensor Control System, offering granular control to the individual fixtures. The control system allows for occupancy sensing, which turns light off when the spaces are unoccupied; daylight harvesting that reduces light level when natural light enters the space; and dimming capabilities, allowing users to set maximum light levels lower than full brightness. The system also provides personal control with hand-held remotes for employees to dim their personal lighting to their preferred setting.

The fixtures also feature the SkyTrim, a luminous decorative accent color that is mounted directly on the light guide of a SkyRidge LED luminaires, emphasizing the AEE’s blue brand identity.

“Integrated lighting and controls solutions are becoming much more common,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Lighting systems are now a sophisticated network of fixtures, sensors and control devices, which can be controlled to conserve energy and increase the visual performance of the space. The AEE has recognized and taken advantage of these benefits, while utilizing local utility incentives to help fund this sustainable project.”

The Metalux SkyRidge LED luminaires are DesignLights Consortium® listed, qualifying the AEE for incentives as part of Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program.

To learn more about Eaton’s lighting solutions, visit Eaton will showcase its lighting and other power management solutions at AEE’s World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) this week at booth 706.

Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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