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9 Lighting Solutions from Acuity Brands Receive 2023 GOOD DESIGN Awards

January 10, 2023

Acuity Brands, Inc. recently announced that nine luminaires representing the company’s Aculux®, Eureka®, Hydrel®, Luminis®, and Peerless® brands were awarded GOOD DESIGN® Awards from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

Each year, The Chicago Athenaeum presents the GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Launched in 1950, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide.

Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original 1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.

GOOD DESIGN Award Winners


WarmDim® Solution allows the color temperature of its AX3 and AX4 Series downlights to warm perceptibly to an evening glow as dimmed. With a customized dimming curve designed to emulate halogen sources, WarmDim delivers smooth, natural transitions (3000K-1800K) which dramatically impact the ambience of a space, evoking a more intimate atmosphere.

This solution features a light engine designed and built in house and offers excellent color consistency at 1 SDCM, ensuring that lighting remains uniform and precise, all while providing unparalleled precision beam control, with distributions as narrow as 10° for accent lighting applications. Whether using a narrow or wide distribution, the color mixing optics guarantee superb color mixing while dimming the light level, without any visible striations in the beam.



Tangram-Cut defines space with strong geometric lines suspended at angles you choose. All seamlessly connected with straps flowing into the fixtures as one. This solid UV resistant and crystal grade glass piece comes with a clear finish for a jewel-like effect, or with a frosted exterior creating a softer, mysterious light. A single 90 CRI COB light engine creates a powerful illumination delivering up to 2500 lumens. Also available in tunable white. The fixture is suspended by two high quality UV resistant nylon straps housing an imperceptible flat power cable. Available in 5 eye-catching colors. Canopy and anchor distance can be specified to create a variety of strap angles. They can be positioned inside or outside as desired.

Tangram-Essential has compact power that’s beautiful and functional. Honeycomb or prismatic lenses span Tangram-Essential fully, giving each 8-inch cylinder great visual impact. Depending on the output option and honeycomb color selected, output ranges from 496 to 2,690 delivered lumens. For the prismatic lens option, low, regular, and high output options range from 1,857 to 3,977 delivered lumens. Configured and suspended in endless ways, the fixture brings geometric interest to lobbies and informal lounge or meeting areas. The classic luminaire form punctuates each design statement created by the straps.


Tangram-Tact has warm and soft curves that are a friendly and welcoming addition to a space. Even with the strapping’s strong lines, they assert their presence. Designers can choose a 25-degree or 60-degree beam angle, and optical accessories include a honeycomb louver or a clear glass lens option. Low, regular, and high output options range from 1,537 to 3,318 delivered lumens. COB (chip on board) LED light source allows the pendant precise focusing ability, useful for defining seating areas or illuminating pathways and corridors. The light source’s deep position within the 12 inches diameter shade reduces glare and increases user comfort.

Tangram-Trace uses bold straps and a prismatic lens to create a dramatic aesthetic and provides high-quality, diffused linear illumination. With its flat power cable fully concealed inside its strap, designers can invent their own visual language without suspension cables or fasteners in the way. Spacers direct the path of the strap between the fixture and canopy: straps may be pulled in or pushed out to create the desired shape. The luminaire is available in 2′, 4′, and 6′ lengths; the straps can be configured into 12 pre-set shapes, or designers can work with Eureka to create custom designs. It’s intended for modern environments such as conference and executive areas, hospitality applications, or reception spaces.



FLAME Lighting Technique is a new play on RGBW LED light. The patent-pending lighting technique offers two beams in one luminaire: a central beam and an outer beam that blend harmoniously to create an impressive accent gradient effect. This unique optical engineering construction is currently available with SAF7, SAF14, and SAF28 floodlights in RGBW. Designers can choose a Narrow, Wide, or Lotus FLAME to create the desired lighting aesthetic.


Clermont CT180

Clermont Family of Interior and Exterior Luminaires was designed with a “curb to cube” family approach. Designers can mix and match optic requirements and mounting options to create a consistent design aesthetic and carry it from outdoors to indoors. Applications include roadways, pathways, public parks, university campuses, and indoor public spaces such as reception areas, hotel lobbies, or offices. The classic, beveled shape of Clermont is designed to work with a range of mounting options, including pole, post top, catenary, wall mount, ceiling, stem, and aircraft cable. Two optics options are available.

A glare-managing comfort optic is available for exterior applications when pedestrian needs are the priority or to ensure occupant comfort in interior spaces. An advanced high-output performance optic is offered for street and area illumination, enhancing visibility, and reducing dark zones.

Inline Column

Inline Family of Exterior Luminaires are a contemporary range of bollards and columns with a distinctly urban aesthetic. Independently adjustable light modules allow lighting designers to capture the essential elements in a landscape arrangement. The luminaires produce impactful illumination for spaces such as parks, plazas, outdoor arena spaces, landscaped gardens, pedestrian areas, and other urban environments. Bollards are available in heights of 24”, 39″, and 46″. Designers may select up to two light modules per bollard. Columns with up to four modules per column and pole heights of up to 20’ may be chosen. Light modules rotate 355° individually for controlled illumination and one-of-a-kind flexibility. Final positioning and rotation of each module can be modified on-site during installation.



Proper offers a seamless line of light and direct/indirect illumination that can be controlled independently. Built with an emphasis on visual lighting design, color quality, and glare control and to facilitate compliance with the WELL Building Standard, this luminaire has a continuous luminous lens that can extend up to 100 linear feet without breaks. The tunable white option features two ranges—productivity (3000K to 5000K) and rhythm (2700K to 6500K)—with a CRI between 80 and 90 CRI. The direct output ranges from 300 to 1300 lm/ft, while indirect output ranges from 300 to 1500 lm/ft.

For a full list of 2023 GOOD Design lighting award winners, please visit Good Design’s site.

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