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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.

LEDtronics Introduces LED PLL Lamps

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics introduces its latest generation of UL-Recognized LED PLL Lamps to replace old-technology fluorescent CFLs. These LED lamps can be directly retrofitted with a simple ballast bypass into existing 4-pin, inline PLL fluorescent fixtures. Applications include ceiling lights in offices, schools, hallways, retail store display lighting, undercabinet lighting, sign backlighting, wall sconce lighting, workspace or cube lighting, and many more. The PLLxxSC series lamps come in 9-inch, 13-inch, 16-inch, and 22-inch lengths, and feature an inline 4-pin 2G11 base. The power consumption ranges from only 9 up to 22 watts, to replace fluorescent lamps of 18 to 50 watts....

MaxLite Launches New J-Box Downlight

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Expanding its portfolio of LED products designed to save installers time and money, MaxLite introduces the J-Box Downlight as the easy and economical way to add high quality recessed lighting to residential and commercial spaces. The downlight is built with an integral junction box that eliminates the need for a traditional recessed housing during installation in new construction and retrofit projects. The fixture simply gets wired to a wall switch and placed into the ceiling—no can, bulb or extra labor required. MaxLite offers the J-Box Downlight in 4- and 6-inch diameters, and color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K and...

Great Eastern Energy Launches LED Retrofitting Program

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Great Eastern Energy (GEE), a licensed supplier of electricity, natural gas, and energy management solutions in the Northeast, announced the launch of their LED Retrofitting program. GEE’s suite of products are offered to help bring an energy-efficient lifestyle and sustainable business practices to their customers, making LED Retrofitting a natural extension of their product line. By offering a flexible financing program, they’re able to make LED Retrofitting available to businesses of all sizes. LED Retrofitting with Great Eastern Energy is a long-term investment that effectively reduces energy usage, thereby reducing costs. Upgrading to LED lighting can help lower operational...

MaxLite Adds Line of LED Sign Lighting Solutions

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading provider of energy-efficient lighting solutions, announced the launch of AlphaMax Channel Letter Modules and Double-Sided T8 Lamps as part of a new category of long-lasting, high-quality LED products for sign lighting applications. The AlphaMax Series is available in a full range of two-, three- and four-LED modules designed for new construction or retrofit of channel letters, box signs and displays. Available in red or 6500K white color temperatures, as well as an array of wattages and wire lengths, AlphaMax modules can be customized to meet virtually any customer specification. The modules are designed with a...

HyLite Retrofit Lamps Now Available in 347V & 480V Models

ROCK HILL, S.C.—HyLite LED Lighting, a division of ARVA, LLC, announced the expansion of its retrofit lamp product lines with new 347V & 480V options. These new high voltage models are available in the HyLite LED Omni-Cob, Arc-Cob, & Lotus series sizes 20W and up. The new models replace metal halide and high pressure sodium lights up to 1000W. HyLite LED Retrofit lamps allow customers to retrofit their existing fixtures with a low initial investment and installation cost while saving up to 80 percent in energy with years of maintenance-free operation. The new High Voltage models will expand the range...

Javits Center Releases First Sustainability Report

NEW YORK—New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel announced the issuance of the Javits Center’s first-ever Sustainability Report, which outlines the efforts to green the largest convention center in New York. The 31-page report details a host of sustainable initiatives implemented at the Javits Center, including a significant reduction in the building’s energy consumption, the creation of a wildlife sanctuary and the establishment of partnerships with educational and community institutions, as well as customers and other government organizations. To read the entire report, visit www.javitscenter.com. Since 2014, 26 bird species have been observed on or...

Green Lodging Trends Report Survey Approaches Closing Date

NATIONAL REPORT—The survey that is the basis for the annual Green Lodging Trends Report has launched and will remain open through 7 p.m. EST June 20. Click here to participate! The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. Participants benefit from a free compare report—an opportunity to learn how their property is aligned with best practices, and where it is behind among peers locally and worldwide. Participants also have an opportunity to discover new innovative practices that hotels are...

Urban Solar LED Systems Now UL Listed

BEAVERTON, ORE.—Urban Solar announced that all of its solar powered LED systems are now UL Listed. This listing covers all transit-related lighting products as well as all commercial solar LED lighting systems for applications including pathways, roadways, parking lots, and general illumination. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of experience testing, reviewing, and innovating safety solutions to help customers make informed decisions before purchasing a wide range of technology products. Obtaining this listing is costly, time-consuming, and requires the dedication of staff over the course of many months. Urban Solar strongly stands...

MGM Resorts International Issues 2016 Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

LAS VEGAS—This week, MGM Resorts International released its Annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, a comprehensive publication that details the company’s corporate citizenship efforts across the 12 month span of 2016. The annual report, titled “MGM Cares”—the company’s CSR brand—is available now for download at the company’s website. The report describes MGM Resorts’ CSR philosophy, governance and culture, and summarizes MGM Resorts’ developments in the pillars of Diversity and Inclusion, Philanthropy and Community Engagement and Environmental Sustainability. Last year’s CSR efforts were a continuation and expansion of a commitment the company made officially in 2000, when MGM Resorts pioneered the...

Highlights from Hersha’s Recently Released 2016 Sustainability Report

Hersha Hospitality Trust recently made its 2016 Sustainability Report (its third annual) available to the public. Results in the report relate back to 2010 when Hersha launched its EarthView program. According to Hersha, it has accumulated $6.8 million in energy savings since launching Earthview. Energy consumption per occupied room has been reduced by 19 percent. Some of those savings, according to Hersha Hospitality Trust CEO Jay H. Shah, are due to the implementation of guestroom energy management systems. Ninety-seven percent of Hersha hotels have been retrofitted with LED lighting. In 2016, approximately 10 percent of Hersha’s hotels had electric...