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Lutron Unveils New Vive Wireless Lighting Control System


COOPERSBURG, PA.—According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 60 percent of U.S. commercial buildings were constructed before 1980, representing a tremendous need for retrofit products. This staggering number, combined with the ongoing contractor labor shortage, means that demand is high for time and labor-saving products and solutions. To address these issues, lighting control provider Lutron Electronics has launched its Vive wireless lighting control, which makes it easy to bring energy savings and comfort enhancing benefits into new and existing commercial buildings.

Green Lodging News Adds Hubbell Lighting Case Study to Website


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Hubbell Lighting case study to its website. The case study details Extended Stay America’s efforts to improve the exterior lighting at its hotels. From a lighting perspective, the technology used to light up the buildings, parking lots and common areas were outdated. The desired light levels were unachievable, and maintenance costs were unsustainable. The InSite Group and Hubbell Lighting partnered to develop a solution that would replace the existing pole and wallpacks with LED luminaires.

Earthtronics Introduces HID Replacement LEDs


MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces high lumen, high efficiency LEDs as an energy-efficient solution for replacing High Intensity Discharge lamps (HID) for interior and exterior applications in parking garages, site and security lighting, high bay warehouse fixtures and post lights. These commercial quality lamps feature high-power LED, durable construction and advanced electronic drivers that provide extended performance life and full omni-directional light output.

MaxLite an Energy Star Partner of the Year


WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized MaxLite with a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. MaxLite’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13.

GLN Adds OSRAM SYLVANIA Case Study to Website


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added an OSRAM SYLVANIA case study to its website. The case study details a lighting installation at the Hôtel Le Crystal in Montreal. The goal of the installation was to provide better illumination in parking areas, hotel and conference rooms, and office areas, while saving energy.

Extended Stay America Turns to Hubbell for Energy Savings


GREENVILLE, S.C.—As part of a $1 billion investment designed to improve its entire portfolio of 629 properties, Extended Stay America (ESA) recently began improving the exterior lighting at many of its facilities. From a lighting perspective, the technology used to illuminate the buildings, parking lots and common areas were outdated by almost 20 years. Existing light levels were not acceptable and maintenance costs were unsustainable.

Solar Sphere Signs Distribution Agreement with solartonic


DENVER—Solar Sphere, Inc. announced that the company has signed a new nationwide solar lighting distribution agreement with solartonic, llc. “Solar Sphere is excited to announce the addition of the award-winning solarlume solar street and parking lot lights to our portfolio,” said Russell Shriver, President for Solar Sphere, Inc. “This expanded offering will provide Solar Sphere customers with the option of a new vertically pole-integrated solar module that dramatically changes the appearance and improves the performance of traditional solar street lights.”

Barron Lighting Launches New All-LED Exit Combo Luminaire


GLENDALE, ARIZ.—Barron Lighting Group, the originator of the LED exit sign and brands such as Exitronix, Trace*Lite, IGS and specialtyLED, announces the newest addition to its Exitronix VEX-WP series: the VEX-WPC. This wet location all-LED exit and emergency combo is an ideal solution for wet applications and extreme cold conditions with the optional internal battery heater.

Acclaim Lighting Introduces Intelligent Dimming Technology


LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting announces its latest innovation to the solid state LED lighting market, Ai Dim. An abbreviation for Acclaim intelligent Dimming, Ai Dim is the combination of a finely tuned dimming curve and a specific grouping of LEDs, which results in a near perfect representation of incandescent dimming. Acclaim meticulously designed every detail of the Ai Dim system, from the custom LED chipset and driver to the smooth dimming curve, which brings the best of LED and incandescent lighting together.

WAC Lighting Unveils Landscape Lighting Collection


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—As an expansion of its lighting technology brand, WAC Lighting has introduced a landscape lighting collection that offers patent pending solutions. The new collection addresses challenges in the irrigation and green industry which are not currently resolved.

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