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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.

Lighting Veteran Michael Tortora Joins Acclaim Lighting

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, named Michael Tortora as its Eastern Regional Sales Manager. With his extensive design and sales development experience in the lighting industry, Tortora will be responsible for directing commercial sales through distributors, manufacturers rep agencies, contractors and national accounts. National Sales Manager for Acclaim Lighting, Blaine Engle said, “Michael’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Acclaim Lighting family. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry. Our new innovations and the...

GreenTree Inns Beginning to Take Root in Southwestern United States

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.— GreenTree Hospitality Group, Inc., hotel owner, operator and franchisor, with roots in Asia, is beginning to branch out to North America—beginning in the Southwest, with eight limited-service, midscale properties called GreenTree Inn. The GreenTree Inn brand originated in Asia in 2004, and today through acquisition and franchisee development, now boasts 2,600 properties worldwide. GreenTree Hospitality Group recently announced its first franchised hotel in the United States. What was the Arizona Inn in Prescott Valley, Ariz. has been rebranded as a GreenTree Inn property. Pro Hospitality One PV LLC will operate it under the franchise agreement. This property joins...

EarthTronics Adds New Series of LED Recessed Downlight Fixtures

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces the new IC-Rated LED Recessed Downlight Fixture Series to provide interior downlight illumination for commercial, residential and municipal facilities. Available in 4- and 6-inch diameters, in both 3000K and 5000K color of light, the new EarthTronics IC-Rated LED Recessed Downlight Fixture Series can be easily installed in finished drywall or architectural tile ceilings in facilities such as schools, hospitals, office buildings and other commercial and residential applications. Each of the EarthTronics IC-Rated LED Recessed Downlight Series accepts 120 volt AC power supply. The downlights provide more than 77 lumens per watt with a high 80+ CRI for improved...

Brilliant Introduces Smart Control for Hotels

SAN MATEO, CALIF.— Brilliant announced that it has created the Brilliant Control, a smart lighting solution that gives anyone in a hotel room or vacation rental the ability to access music, climate, and other common smart home devices with just a simple touch or voice command—no smartphone required. Replacing existing light switches, the Brilliant Control installs in minutes and features a touchscreen that is intuitive to operate. “We created Brilliant Control so that anyone in any room could adjust lighting, music, and climate control as easily as flipping a light switch, making it perfect for hotels, B&Bs and vacation rentals,”...

Lighting Science Appoints Khim Lee as President

WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science, the innovative LED lighting technology company focused on health, wellness and horticulture solutions, announced the appointment of Khim Lee as President. With over 15 years’ experience in LED lighting, management consulting, and private equity operations, Khim is ideally equipped to drive the next phase of growth at Lighting Science. Since separating its private-label business and forming Global Value Lighting (GVL) earlier this year, Lighting Science is focused on its core mission of developing state-of-the-art products at the intersection of light and life. Khim will oversee all strategic and business aspects of the company, managing the creation...

Cree Delivers New Brighter LED Bulbs to Market

DURHAM, N.C.—Cree announces the expansion of its award-winning bulb family with the launch of new high lumen directional LED bulbs designed specifically for rooms with high ceilings and for consumers who want more light. The portfolio delivers the brightest flood lights available on the market today with new BR30 100W replacements, as well as R20 75W lamps. The new bulbs uphold Cree’s commitment to offer consumers high quality, no compromise LED bulbs that provide better light experiences for all applications, homes and lifestyles. As more new homes are built with higher ceilings throughout the United States, people need more light...

EarthTronics Introduces New LED Floodlight Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, introduces a 5000K color temperature LED Floodlight series to provide security and brilliant, exterior illumination for commercial, industrial and municipal facilities. Available in 10, 30, 50 and 80 watts, the Floodlights provide exterior security lighting on such facilities as office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, schools, hospitals and other commercial, industrial and government structures. The Floodlights provide 93 to 100 lumens per watt for efficient operation. The 5000K color temperature and a high 80+ CRI provide improved visual acuity to enhance...

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...