Lighting

According to industry experts, lighting accounts for up to 35 percent of a hotel’s energy bill. Fluorescents, light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures and other products all provide significant savings. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.


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Toshiba Launches Downlight with Higher Lumen Outputs

4/16/2013

HOUSTON—Toshiba International Corp. announced that it is introducing the TLS-DCA6 and TLS-DCA8 LED downlights, which offer a variety of lumen outputs (2800lm, 5500lm and 8500lm), making LED lighting a viable lighting solution for high ceiling environments such as atriums.


Acuity Enhances Lithonia LED Luminaires with Motion Sensors

4/10/2013

ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces Lithonia Lighting D-Series Area LED luminaires integrated with Sensor Switch motion sensors. The D-Series Area Size 1 and Size 2 LED luminaires utilize motion sensors to increase energy savings in outdoor applications, saving approximately 80 percent in energy than comparable fixed output metal halide fixtures.


Cree Introduces New AR Series LED Architectural Troffers

4/4/2013

DURHAM, N.C.—Building on the success of the CR Series LED troffer, Cree, Inc. is announcing the new AR Series LED Architectural troffer, delivering soft, high-quality light with exceptional efficacy of 100 lumens per watt. With its flush mount white housing, the AR Series troffers blend seamlessly into any ceiling design and softly illuminate the space through highly diffused performance optics.


WattStopper Unveils Modular Panel for Lighting Control

4/3/2013

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—WattStopper has announced a modular panel to provide electrical contractors with cost-effective code-compliant lighting control for a wide variety of small projects. The new LC8 panel allows installers to quickly configure customized control solutions from just three standard off-the-shelf products. The panel accommodates up to four relay modules, with any combination of two different types of module.


MaxLite Rolls Out Dimmable Omnidirectional A19 LED Lamps

3/26/2013

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a global manufacturer and marketer of LED fixtures and lamps, offers the new Omnidirectional A19 LED Lamp as a true A19 incandescent replacement lamp that distributes a soft, warm uniform light without compromising performance or aesthetics.


Big Ass Fans Adds LED Light Module to Haiku Fan

3/25/2013

LEXINGTON, KY.—The award-winning Haiku ceiling fan from Big Ass Fans now lights up a room even more with the addition of a new, patent-pending LED light module. Integrated seamlessly into the fan’s already minimalist design, the energy-efficient LED module reinforces Haiku’s No. 1 Energy Star ranking. LEDs are 80 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs and offer a lifespan of 50,000 hours—about 17 years of standard use.


Hilton's Conrad New York Awarded LEED Gold for New Construction Certification

3/18/2013

NEW YORK—Conrad New York, a luxury waterfront, all-suite hotel located in the heart of lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City, has been awarded LEED Gold for New Construction Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). This is the first LEED Gold New Construction major renovation project certified under the latest rating system in New York. Since its inception in 1998, LEED is the nation’s top rating system for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. The Conrad New York, having already achieved ISO 9000 certification in quality management and ISO 14001 certification in environmental management, along with the hotel’s new LEED Gold certification, further affirms the Conrad brand’s commitment to be a luxury leader in smart, sustainable hotel development and operations. “Part of Conrad New York’s commitment to being ‘smart luxury’ is being conscientious and mindful of our impact on the environment and on our Battery Park City community,” said Robert Rechtermann, general manager, Conrad New York.


With Econo Lodge Announcement, Choice Makes More ‘Room to be Green’

3/12/2013

SILVER SPRING, MD.—Choice Hotels International’s announcement that it will require U.S. Econo Lodge hotels to participate in its Room to be Green program should elevate its overall number of Room to be Green participants to approximately 2,000 U.S. hotels by the end of the year. Currently, Room to be Green is an optional program for Choice’s other brands. Created in 2008, Room to be Green includes three elements: compact fluorescent or LED bulbs in all guest fixtures, excluding ceiling lights; a towel/linen reuse program; and recycling for guests and staff. Choice hotels that participate in Room to be Green are noted as such on the Choice Hotels site with these words: “Supports Green Practices.” Craig Mustard, head of domestic brand management for Econo Lodge, said the new Econo Lodge mandate was made after visiting with Econo Lodge owners and operators—each part of the Econo Lodge Franchisee Association—to get their feedback. “I was surprised how easy it was,” Mustard says. “I haven’t heard any negative comments.”


Lighting Science Launches New LED Lamp Series

3/11/2013

SATELLITE BEACH, FLA.—Lighting Science Group Corporation announced the launch of its “Edison inspired” A19 and GP19 LED lamps as a direct replacement for traditional general purpose lighting. These LED-optimized lamps replicate the form, weight and function of the incandescent Edison-shaped bulb that is most familiar to residential consumers and professionals alike.


LEDtronics Adds to LED Replacements Collection

3/5/2013

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics, Inc. announces the newest members in its series of high-brightness, energy-efficient LED replacements for A19-style light bulbs for home and commercial use. The DEC-A19F-13W-XIW-120AWD DécorLED Series comes with a softly diffused, precision domed lens that directs light in an omni-directional illumination pattern.


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