SmartThings & Acuity Brands Announce Alliance to Co-develop Smart Home Lighting Products

Smart Lighting Products Will Natively Connect to SmartThings for Seamless Install and Use

SUWON, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartThings, the leader in automation and the easy way to make homes smart, today announces an alliance with Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) to co-develop smart lighting products that will natively connect to the Samsung SmartThings® mobile application (app). The two companies are collaborating on smart home lighting solutions through the Acuity Design Studio, which encompasses industrial design, engineering and portfolio management resources from Acuity Brands and Samsung – housed within Acuity Brands’ Atlanta, GA-based operations.

Acuity representatives will be participating in a joint panel with SmartThings at this week’s Samsung Developer Conference (“SDC19”). Representatives will also be available at the SmartThings booth, located within the partner exhibition area, to demonstrate how homeowners will be able to connect and control compatible lighting fixtures from Acuity Brands directly from their SmartThings mobile app without having to purchase a bridge or adapter. The annual conference is being held at the San Jose, CA Convention Center, October 29-30, 2019.

We established the Acuity Design Studio in October 2018 with the vision to create a better smart home lighting experience for residential customers,” said Yan Rodriguez, Vice President – Acuity Design Studio, Acuity Brands Lighting. “Our collaboration with SmartThings blends their home controls experience and market penetration with our established smart lighting expertise.”

Our ambition at SmartThings is to continuously expand our platform and ecosystem capabilities to offer smart home access across a wide variety of devices. Lighting is one of the most powerful use cases for smart home customers, and continuing to develop these controls and device access points allows us to provide our users with greater utility in their devices,” said Ralf Elias, Vice President of IoT and Global Business Development & Partnerships at Samsung Electronics.We are proud to be working closely with the Acuity Brands lighting team to create global solutions for the residential lighting space.”

About SmartThings:

SmartThings is the easiest way to turn a home into a smart home, making it simple to connect and control your devices from anywhere. As the industry leader for consumer IoT technology, SmartThings’ open platform brings together devices, developers, and services to offer one of the largest ecosystems of integrated devices, connecting over 10 million products in over 1 million homes for limitless possibilities. Founded in 2012, SmartThings is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. For more information, visit www.smartthings.com. There’s potential in your everyday things.

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2019 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, A-Light™, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius®, Cyclone™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Eureka®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Luminaire LED™, Luminis®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.

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Contacts

SmartThings Media Contact:
Alyssa Carroll

alyssa@alyssabcarroll.com
857.205.8237

Acuity Brands Media Contact:
Monica Sanchez

monica.sanchez@acuitybrands.com
770.860.2948

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