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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.

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...

Isolite Adds New ‘Dual Technology’ Exit Signs

BERWYN, PA.—For building and facility owners or managers striving to meet fire and safety codes, new “dual technology” exit signs are combining the efficiency of LED lighting with revolutionary new photoluminescent materials to increase reliability and performance over decades of use. This hybrid approach combines two established exit sign technologies in a single unit—LED and photoluminescence. During normal power conditions, the sign is illuminated with highly efficient LEDs. When the power goes out, a translucent exit stencil diffusor made of photoluminescent material provides the illumination. This is charged by the LEDs while electric power is provided to the sign. Egress marking...

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...