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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.

Nora Lighting Introduces PRISM Retrofit Downlight

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting introduces PRISM, a smart LED RGBW retrofit downlight that creates unique visual environments by changing the color of the light, the Kelvin temperature or light intensity. PRISM is the latest advance in sophisticated lighting controls for hospitality venues or residences. Using Bluetooth technology, PRISM’s lighting effects can be directed by the designer or end user with the Prism handheld remote or with an iOs or Android smartphone using Nora’s ControLIT App. The PRISM remote control and Nora’s ControLIT App work in tandem to: select CCT or RGB; adjust dimming; set up zoning; and on/off pre-set times—even synching lights...

EarthTronics Introduces Mini Panel LEDs

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, combines energy-efficiency and aesthetics to introduce new architecturally designed square and round Mini Panel LEDs for interior and exterior commercial and residential surface-mount applications. “EarthTronics Mini Panel LEDS could be considered the first major change in flush-mount fixtures in the last 20 years,” said Matthew Wagner, Business Development Manager—LED Products. “This important fixture category has been lifted from being simple drum or cloud fluorescent interior fixtures to a contemporary architectural design that includes upgraded color characteristics, mounting options and wet...

Guardian Helps Whirlpool Meet Sustainability Goals

FALL RIVER, MASS.—Guardian Energy Management Solutions has completed an extensive lighting retrofit at the Whirlpool Corp. in Fall River, Mass. The 300,000-square foot state-of-the-art engineering and design center manufactures coin-operated industrial and specialty laundry equipment. In November of 2016, Guardian began the processes of auditing the facility and evaluating options for a lighting retrofit. The project was completed in September 2017 with outstanding results. Whirlpool had several challenges with the lighting on the plant floor. The light levels were inadequate for the tasks being performed, and portions of the floor were lit 24/7, regardless if they were occupied or not,...

HyLite LED Expands LED Solutions with New Retrofit Series

FORT MILL, S.C.—LED Retrofit lamps intended to replace metal halide, high pressure sodium, and other HID light sources have grown tremendously in popularity because of their lower initial investment and high return on investment. Retrofit lamps cut energy consumption by up to 80 percent, provide years of maintenance-free operation, and offer the lowest total cost of ownership of any lighting technology. For these reasons, they play an important role in driving adoption to LED technology and promoting energy reduction and sustainability. Despite the growing popularity of LED Retrofit lamps, there have always been applications where they do not work because...

Things to Consider Before Installing Solar Street Lights

NATIONAL REPORT—There are many benefits of solar lights. For one, they require very little maintenance and no external sources of electricity once they are installed. However, if you are planning to install these devices on your property, there are some things you need to consider before you go ahead with the project. If you are interested in the details of projecting, installing and operating solar street lights, you can find a lot of interesting facts in this article. However, you still do need to pay attention to these things to ensure that your project is viable. Shade The area you want to...

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York wrapped up earlier this week at the Javits Center in New York. As posted on Green Lodging News, it was announced that HX: The Hotel Experience has transitioned to full ownership under Hospitality Management Group (HMG), a division of ST Media Group. HX was previously co-owned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA). Also posted on Green Lodging News during the trade shows: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel...

Green Lodging News Adds Telkonet as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Telkonet, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Telkonet provides intelligent energy reduction and automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things. Helping the hospitality industry better manage operational costs, the EcoSmart platform utilizes a full-suite of connected devices that work together to reduce energy consumption by scheduling and automating HVAC runtimes for only when the guest is present. The operator dashboard provides in-depth and actionable energy usage insights, and remote operation allows for flexibility and responsiveness. The platform also allows for the...

MaxLite Distributes Energy Star Certified LED Bulbs to Low-Income Families

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Families in the Ironbound section of Newark, N.J. received a MaxLite Energy Star certified LED light bulb along with their zucchini and carrots at the Table to Table mobile market, which provides free fresh produce to low-income families, on October 26, 2017. MaxLite donated the bulbs and educated consumers about the energy-saving benefits of LED lighting in support of the Energy Star Light the Moment campaign, a national call-to-action for Americans to change out their inefficient light bulbs with Energy Star certified LED ones. Energy Star and its partners, which include MaxLite, have been working towards a goal...

Telkonet Deployed at Luxury Las Vegas Strip Hotel

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Telkonet has recently been selected as the smart energy management platform of choice at one of the most recognizable luxury properties on the Las Vegas strip. The selection caps a one, three, and five-year planning initiative by the property to identify areas of potential failure and need for upgrade. After recognizing lighting as a need for improvement, the property desired to find an energy management and room monitoring platform that could integrate with their new lighting solution. Ultimately, the property selected Control4 as a lighting vendor, who recommended Telkonet’s EcoSmart platform for energy management. The property had a clear vision...

EarthTronics Introduces New Addition to Plug-In LED Lamps

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, introduces new multi-functional “plug-in” LED bulbs (PLED) designed to replace pin-based compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) in a variety of popular applications including general office, medical and hospitality. Two new designs, linear and downlight, round out EarthTronics’ family of PLED bulbs. The new linear PLED emits light from the entire length of the lamp with a 180° beam angle. Designed to be horizontally mounted in recessed ceiling fixtures and illuminated using one or two plug-in lamps, its base is built with...