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USAI Lighting Introduces Infinite Color+


NEW YORK—From pale pastel pinks to super-saturated sea foam greens to crisp whites, the possibilities of customizing lighting are many with USAI Lighting’s new Infinite Color+. Infinite Color+ is the first architectural LED product family to combine state-of-the-art, high performance white light with any and every color in the spectrum. In developing Infinite Color+, USAI Lighting took the unique approach of engineering the perfect white light source first, and then integrating colored light functionality.

TERRALUX Debuts Linear Stairwell & Garage Fixture Series


LONGMONT, COLO.—TERRALUX recently debuted its SL fixture series. The SL Fixture Line is a significant upgrade for tired and flickering stairwell and garage lights. Energy use can be reduced by as much as 80 percent, as stairwells and garages are illuminated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are not frequently occupied spaces in commercial buildings.

IHMRS Tranforms into HX: The Hotel Experience


NEW YORK—To mark its centennial anniversary, the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) is unveiling a new brand and mission to better capture the dynamic innovation of the hospitality industry. HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants (HX), will debut November 8 to 10, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City and represents a bold new strategic direction. This multimillion-dollar investment aimed at revitalizing the largest hospitality trade event in North America is founded on the belief that true hospitality is anticipating a guest’s needs to create a memorable and unique experience. To achieve that, HX will focus on innovation, inspiration and information. “Making this enormous change at our 100-year juncture is exciting,” said Anthony G. Mangano, President Syramada Hotel Corp. (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Chairman of the Board for HX 2015. “These are not tweaks or modest improvements. HX 2015 is an entirely new show.” The deep dive transformation from IHMRS to HX called on industry experts, research-based data, and prior-year show assessments to identify what the show could and should bring to the industry.

LEDtronics Releases New LED Canopy Lights


TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics Inc. announces its latest series of DLC, ETL-listed LED Canopy Lights with a choice of flat or prismatic drop lens for both indoor and outdoor applications. With energy savings of up to 75 percent, the wide-beam lamps come in two wattages: 49W for replacing up to 250W old-technology HID, or 89W for replacing up to 400W HID.

Lunera Lighting Introduces the Lucy Lamp


SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—Lunera Lighting, Inc. recently introduced the Lucy Lamp, the latest addition to its commercial BallastLED Lamp line. The Lucy Lamp is designed as an energy efficient, plug-and-play LED replacement to easily replace indoor or outdoor High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps.

Parking Garage at Charles Square Hotel in Massachusetts Among First in U.S. to Achieve Green Garage Certification


LAS VEGAS—The Green Parking Council (GPC) announced the first seven parking facilities in the United States to achieve Green Garage Certification, a comprehensive sustainability standard for existing and new parking facilities launched in 2015 and evaluating 48 elements of garage operation, programs, structure, and technology. The parking garage at the Charles Square Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., is among the seven to be certified. The Green Garage Certification program will be delivered and promoted globally by the Green Business Certification, Inc., the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s global LEED green building rating system. “Cars are getting smarter, people are getting smarter, and parking garages are getting smarter,” says Paul Wessel, Executive Director of the GPC, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute. “The greening of parking facilities transforms them into enablers of sustainable mobility. Certified Green Garages offer significant benefits for drivers, tenants, building owners, property managers, and society overall.” Launched in 2015, Green Garage Certification recognizes parking facility management practices that maximize performance.

Philips, Tandus Centiva Launch Luminous Carpets


NEW YORK—Philips, a global leader in lighting, and Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company and leader in North American flooring, recently announced a partnership to launch Luminous Carpets, a patented solution, in the North American market. The seamless integration of LED and carpet into the commercial interior design market creates a unique and intuitive medium with flexible and dynamic content; changing a carpeted floor into a messaging tool capable of informing, directing and inspiring people.

ZENO Interface Supporting Schneider Electronics Zigbee Devices


BUFFALO, N.Y.—Zeno Controls LLC announced that its InnPoint Guest Experience Interface, which monitors a variety of sensors in the room to provide adaptive guestroom lighting, heating/cooling and improved energy savings, can now support Schneider Electronics ZigBee devices, including the new 8300 Series Room Controllers, 8600 Heat Pumps Controllers, and accessory sensors.

Energy Department Launches New Indoor Lighting Campaign


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Energy Department has launched a new indoor lighting campaign to increase the use of high-efficiency lighting technologies in commercial buildings. Through the Better Buildings Alliance, the Department is working with key stakeholders and end users in both the public and private sectors to install and demonstrate advanced technologies. Additionally, the Department recognized Advanced Roof-top Unit Campaign partners and Green Lease Leaders for collaboration between building owners, landlords and tenants to improve energy efficiency.

MaxLite Adds 277-Volt versions to Family of LED PAR lamps


WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of energy-efficient luminaires and lamps, has expanded its line of LED PAR30 and PAR38 lamps to include 277-volt versions.

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