November 18, 2022   

5 Things to Know:  Week Ending November 19

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Lutron appoints a new Georgia agent. Lowe's sheds 450+ stores. 


Here's a roundup of some of the week's happenings curated to help lighting people stay informed.    


1. Lutron appoints new agent in Atlanta

Neither Lutron nor the agent have published the news online yet, but can confirm that Smart Lighting Solutions has agreed to represent Lutron in the Georgia lighting market.  Smart Lighting Solutions was most recently the Acuity Brands lighting and controls agent. After some recent market reshuffling the agency has recently partnered with both Current HLI Brands and now Lutron Electronics, the worldwide leader in lighting controls.

2.  Two to leave Acuity Brands Board of Directors

An SEC filing by Acuity Brands on Friday revealed that Dominic Pileggi and Ray Robinson will soon be leaving the Acuity Brands Board of Directors at the end of their current terms, effective January 25, 2023.

Robinson joined Acuity Brands' founding Board in December 2001.  Pileggi joined the company’s Board in September 2012.

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3.  Legendary Ballpark Installs LED Sports Lights

If you've never seen a large-scale sports lighting installation, check out these images from the recent Wrigley Field installation in Chicago.  Fixtures are staged in center field and right field, and then lifted into position via helicopter.

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4.  Lowe’s to Sell Canadian Retail Business and 450+ Stores to Private Equity

The second-largest US home improvement chain is exiting Canada after 15-year run. Lowe's is planning to sell its Canadian retail business comprising hundreds of stores and some distribution buildings to a U.S. private equity firm as the home improvement retailer refines its focus on the U.S. market.


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5.  Electrical Distributor FSG Acquires LED Sign Company

Facility Solutions Group, Inc. (FSG) has acquired Capital Architectural Signs (CAS), a full-service sign company and installer with more than 25 years of experience fabricating and installing high-end wayfinding and ADA signage packages.

FSG will integrate the CAS staff, equipment, and services into its existing Signs division in Austin, Texas, creating a single, full-service entity.


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