Metro Atlantan will be able to see classic buildings in a whole new light as the structures are illuminated by world renowned lighting designers at Festival of Lights USA, March 7-8 in Olde Town Conyers, GA. Acuity Brands Lighting and OSRAM SYLVANIA are Sponsors of a Festive Lighting Event for the Metro Atlanta Community.

Produced and sponsored by Acuity Brands Lighting (parent company of Lithonia Lighting) and its partner, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Festival of Lights USA is a celebration of light as art, and is modeled after the Lyon, France festival. Twelve teams of world-renowned lighting designers will convene in Conyers much like they do every year in Lyon, to produce exhibits of light and color. Designers will use architectural lighting to illuminate the facades of 12 historic buildings in Olde Town, transforming them from ordinary to extraordinary.

Held for the second time in Conyers, Festival of Lights USA will feature live music, food, and amusements for children. New this year, Friday night is “Meet the Designer Night.” At each building, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the professional designers questions about their creations, discuss lighting art, science and techniques.

“We had a tremendous response to the event held during the holiday season of 2006,” said Bill Peel, LC, senior manager of Acuity Brands Lighting’s Jim H. McClung Lighting Center. “We felt bringing the program back to Conyers just when homeowners are looking forward to the home-improvement season would be an even more effective way to raise the level of public involvement. We’re very excited about the outlook for our most successful show yet.”

Management of both Acuity Brands Lighting and OSRAM SYLVANIA say they believe in supporting such civic events that bring families together and continue to build and foster goodwill in the communities that the companies serve.

Festival Times: Friday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 2-10 p.m. For more information about Festival of Lights USA, visit

About Acuity Brands®

Acuity Brands®, Inc., (NYSE: AYI), owns and operates Acuity Brands Lighting®. With fiscal year 2007 net sales of approximately $2.0 billion, Acuity Brands Lighting is one of the world’s leading providers of lighting fixtures and includes brands such as Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Gotham®, Carandini®, SpecLight®, MetalOptics® and Antique Street Lamps™. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs approximately 7,000 associates and has operations throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit


OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and specialty products that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit