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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.

EcoSense Introduces Slim Cove Dim

LOS ANGELES—EcoSense announced the launch of Slim Cove Dim, a feature-rich, dimmable lighting solution. Thoughtfully designed to meet the demands of lighting projects across any budget, Slim Cove Dim achieves the perfect balance of quality and value. “Since we started in 2008, our company ambition has been to dramatically shift expectations on what is believed to be ‘good enough’ today,” said Mark Reynoso, EcoSense’s CEO. “The introduction of Slim Cove Dim expands the realm of what’s possible, because greater accessibility to tools equals greater freedom to create. You can and should expect more.” With Slim Cove Dim, you can light any...

LaMar Introduces Tri-Level LED Automatic Luminaire

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—LaMar Lighting has introduced Sensa, its new series of round occu-smart fixtures. To fit the broadest range of applications, it features field adjustable correlated color temperature (CCT) to 2700K, 3300K or 4000K and offers two levels of illumination, enhancing energy savings over traditional bi-level fixtures. The new Sensa fixture features high-frequency sensing capabilities that can be field adjustable to provide full light for occupied areas, low light for unoccupied areas, or the option to switch off after a pre-set period of time or when ambient lighting conditions are sufficient, utilizing the built-in daylight sensor. Featuring contemporary styling with brushed nickel...

Green Lodging News, Greenview Launch Green Lodging Trends Report 2017

ODESSA, FLA. & SINGAPORE—September 18, 2017—Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, and Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, have released the Green Lodging Trends Report 2017. The second annual report details the results of the Green Lodging Trends Report Survey and is available at no cost by clicking here. The report is based on data from 2,093 hotels in 46 countries and provides industry trends on topics ranging from energy management to communication to—for the first time in its own category—Health & Wellness. The report includes results of 110 best practices in 12 categories. Sponsors this year...

EarthTronics Introduces LED Trim Kit

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces its new Adjustable LED Trim Kit to provide a simple and quick way to upgrade recessed downlight fixtures without any tools. As simple as screwing in a light bulb, the screw base neck depth is adjustable to reach the fixture socket to make the power connection enabling the white trim to fit snugly against the ceiling. The Adjustable LED Trim Kit enables 5” and 6” recessed ceiling fixtures utilizing incandescent or halogen BR30 flood lamps up to 65 watts to be easily replaced with a new LED light source and a fresh new white trim. This...

HyLite LED Introduces Seven New Energy Star Rated Lamps

FORT MILL, S.C.—HyLite LED has introduced seven new Energy Star rated lamps. The New HyLite Energy Star Series features A19, A21, BR30, PAR20, PAR30, & PAR38 lamps. With HyLite’s existing line of HID, Plug-in CFLs, and Fluorescent Tube retrofits, HyLite LED can now offer a complete range of LED Retrofit Lamps to customers for any indoor and outdoor application. HyLite LED’s New Energy Star A-Series features highly-efficient A19 and A21 bulbs available in Soft White (2700K), Warm White (3000K) and Daylight (5000K) color temperatures. This new series saves up to 85 percent in energy compared to incandescent bulbs and is...

LEDVANCE Invests Millions in U.S. Manufacturing

ST. MARYS, PA.—The maker of SYLVANIA light bulbs in the United States announced it has invested millions of dollars to keep and add local manufacturing jobs and increase U.S. production of something we all depend on—the light bulb. This initiative transitions 200 jobs from making traditional lighting products, whose demand has been declining, to new LED technology and also adds 20 new jobs. LEDVANCE has achieved this milestone by upgrading its St. Marys, Pa. and Versailles, Kentucky factories. The lighting leader celebrated this announcement at its St. Marys, Pa. factory with Walmart, which has made a 10-year commitment to...

Get Your Hotel ‘Switched On’ to LED Lighting

In lodging like hotels and B&Bs, the lighting is often as important as the fixtures in which they’re placed. This applies particularly to LED lightbulbs, since they’re directly tied to monthly energy costs, which can impact your bottom line. First, an introduction to LEDs: LED stands for “Light Emitting Diode,” a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light, doing so more efficiently than incandescent and CFL bulbs. The lack of heat emitted from an LED bulb is what sets it apart from an incandescent bulb. Heat is what shortens the lifespan, but since LEDs operate at lower temperatures, they last...

EarthTronics Introduces New, High Color Clarity, LED PAR Lamps

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces new PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 EarthBulb LED floodlights to maximize the visual experience in high color clarity applications. The LED floodlights offer a color rendering index of greater than 91 and an R9 value of greater than 50. EarthBulb LED floodlights combine optimal color with smooth dimming technology to less than 5 percent on standard controls applications. The lights are ideal for art museums, retail display, hospitality, restaurant, long-term care and other architectural applications. EarthTronics designed the EarthBulb LED PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 lamps to deliver 520, 800 and 1200 lumens as an excellent replacement for 50-, 75-...

Environmental Lights Promotes Keith Zeber to V.P. of Sales

SAN DIEGO—EnvironmentalLights.com, a leader in LED lighting solutions, announced the promotion of Keith Zeber to Vice President of Sales. “Keith has played a tremendous role in the growth of our sales and we are excited to reward him with this promotion,” remarked Co-founder Greg Thorson. “He has led the way in enhancing our sales team and has been a critical part of our great momentum.” “Keith’s sales acumen and track record of successfully implementing sales strategies have provided a foundation for building our high-performance sales team,” added Co-founder Anne Thorson. Keith Zeber has over 32 years of success in sales and sales...

MaxLite Names Director of Utility Program Implementation

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a global manufacturing and marketing leader of energy-efficient lighting solutions, announces the appointment of Jim Poynton as Director of Utility Program Implementation. A seasoned leader in the lighting and energy efficiency industry, Poynton will manage MaxLite’s participation in utility rebate programs and drive new opportunities that produce energy savings for utility customers. He will engage utility program implementers across North America to promote MaxLite’s extensive portfolio of LED lamps and luminaires for residential markets with incentive programs. Poynton will also work closely with the MaxLite sales team to drive sales in rebate programs in the retail marketplaces. “Jim...