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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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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.

More Than 1,000 Companies Call for Strengthening ENERGY STAR Program

WASHINGTON – More than 1,000 U.S. companies and organizations signed a letter to Congress and the administration calling for lawmakers to strengthen the ENERGY STAR program that was recently proposed for elimination under the Trump administration’s budget. “ENERGY STAR is a model for successful collaboration between the public and private sectors,” the letter states. “It enjoys a long track record of success and should be strengthened, not weakened, to ensure it continues providing these important benefits to the public while helping us meet our energy and environmental goals.” The letter, which was sent Monday and can be found here, was led...

Acclaim Lighting Introduces Submersible, High Output Aqua Drum Series

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, introduces Aqua Drum, its newest series of high-output, submersible LED fixtures developed for outdoor façade wash, fountains, ponds, and landscape applications. Its marine grade stainless steel housing, sealed glass top, and in-grade mounting option enable the IP68-rated fixture to operate under up to 20 feet of water. Aqua Drum is available in multiple color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 3500K 4000K) and color changing versions (RGBW and RGBA); several beam angles (10X10, 25X25, 40X40, 10X60 and 10X35); and three sizes (8, 18 and 36 LEDs) for custom lighting applications. The fixture...

MaxLite Earns Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite has been named a 2017 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. MaxLite’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017. MaxLite is receiving the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for the fourth year in a row, and fifth time overall, for its leadership in manufacturing lighting products that earn the Energy Star, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. “We are honored to receive the Energy Star...

EarthTronics Adds Type A Direct Install T5 LED Linear Tube

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, offers its new Type A direct install T5 LED linear tube to easily replace T5 fluorescent lamps working on program start high output ballast systems for high bay warehouse and industrial fixtures. The Type A direct install T5 LED linear tube uses just 25 watts and produces 3500 lumens for 140 lumen per watt performance. It is available in 4000K and 5000K color temperatures with a color rendering of greater than 80 percent. In addition, the T5 LED linear...

Philips Introduces Wireless Linear Lamp Retrofit

SOMERSET, N.J.—Philips Lighting introduced a simplified path to connected ready lighting with the introduction of Philips InstantFit LED T8 lamps with EasySmart technology. The first and only wireless, network-capable linear lamp retrofit, the Philips InstantFit LED with EasySmart technology enables intelligent control from the Leviton Wireless Room Controller System with the simplicity of a plug and play installation that reduces energy and costs. Upgrading LED lighting can reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent as compared to fluorescent lighting. When enhanced with controls such as dimming, sensor-based occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting, the upgraded lighting system can save an...

GREEN CREATIVE LED Lamp Selected as Sapphire Award Winner

SAN BRUNO, CALIF.—GREEN CREATIVE, the commercial grade LED lighting manufacturer, recently had its MR16 8.5W HIGH CRI selected as a winner in the Commercial-Quality SSL Lamp Design Category of LEDs Magazine annual Sapphire Awards. The Sapphire Awards Gala Dinner, held on the night of March 1, 2017, celebrated the most innovative companies in the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry by naming the third annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award winners. The event, held in conjunction with Strategies in Light, The LED Show, and Lightspace California in Anaheim, Calif., honored the enabling technologies and elegance of design in finished lighting products in the...

ENERGY STAR Program on the Chopping Block

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance to Save Energy vowed to fight budget cuts for federal energy efficiency programs proposed Thursday by the Trump administration, including the elimination of the successful ENERGY STAR program and sharp reductions at the Department of Energy (DOE). “This is a destructive proposal that walks away from decades of bipartisan support for energy efficiency going back to the Reagan administration and beyond,” said Alliance President Kateri Callahan. “We oppose these cuts in the strongest possible terms and will do everything we can to fight them in Congress.” “This budget ignores the fact that energy efficiency creates jobs and economic growth,” Callahan adds....

DRV LED Downlight Retrofit Expanded for CFL & HID Replacement

LONGMONT, COLO.—Terralux, a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial LED lighting and building control products, announces the expansion of the DRV LED retrofit product line. The DRV now features three models: DRVL for low output applications, the DRV, and the DRVH for high output applications. The latest model, DRVL, is designed to replace either a single 13 watt CFL bulb or a single 18 watt CFL bulb inside existing commercial downlights. The DRVL features rapid-installation process without requiring connection to an external ballast or driver, and provides up to 800 lumens. These fixtures are most typically found in...

Nora Lighting Introduces Cylo for Nora Rail Systems

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Cylo, a new cylindrical LED rail head from Nora Lighting, offers an array of versatile adjustment features, including full rotation aiming and two beam spreads. With sleek contemporary lines, Cylo is offered in three sizes and can be attached anywhere along a Nora 120V Rail System for wall, cabinet and display illumination or overall lighting. Fixtures are constructed from die-cast aluminum with finishes in bronze or brushed nickel. Each Cylo also includes a field changeable 25° spot and 50° narrow flood. The Cylo series is fully dimmable and can be specified as an 8W (600L), 20W (1400L) or 32W (2800L) LED...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Serving Industry for Second Year

RICHMOND, VA.—Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, the largest full-service outdoor lighting franchise company in the United States, is now in its second year of serving the hospitality industry exclusively with its Hospitality Outdoor Lighting division. With LED exterior lighting systems now in some of America’s premiere hotels and resorts, Hospitality Outdoor Lighting installations can now be seen in Augusta, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Charleston, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; College Station, Texas; Dallas; Kansas City, Mo.; Long Island, N.Y.; Naples, Fla.; Seabrook Island, S.C.; St. Louis; Tampa, Fla. and Wilmington, S.C. “More than 200 hotels and resorts have contacted us for information on Hospitality Outdoor Lighting...