Acuity Brands, Inc., Atlanta, announced the Grand Prize Winner of its Sensor Switch Dually Tailgate Challenge. John Pardoe, an electrician from Kittery, Maine, drove home in a 2012 Ford F350 XLT pickup truck. He registered for the prize at the Gilman Electric/CED location in Portland, Maine.

“We are pleased to award the Ford F350 XLT Truck to John Pardoe, an electrician, from Kittery, Maine. We hope he enjoys the vehicle for many years to come.” said Ben Hahn, Acuity Brands Lighting vice president, Sensor Switch Product Value Stream. “We chose the Dually (or dual rear wheel) truck in this promotion because it highlights the Dual-Tech abilities of the Sensor Switch occupancy sensors. In awarding this truck, we hope to promote the unique features of our sensors, including the use of patented Microphonics technology.”

The Sensor Switch business unit of Acuity Brands held a sweepstakes for all contractors and lighting engineers who use or specify Sensor Switch products. The sweepstakes offered a chance at instant prizes and qualified the entrant for a chance at the Grand Prize drawing. The instant winners won one of three prizes: a rolling cooler, a 16 oz thermal tumbler or a deluxe barbeque grill set — all produced to support the “tailgate” theme. The winner of the Grand Prize pickup truck, which is valued at over $40,000, was randomly selected from hundreds of qualified entries.