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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.

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...

MaxLite Presents Flicker-Free LED T8 Lamps

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Providing superior light quality and performance, MaxLite introduces flicker-free LED T8 Lamps as a long-lasting, energy-efficient replacement for fluorescent tubes in offices, classrooms and other commercial and educational applications. The lamps deliver smooth and flicker-free light without the distractions, eyestrain and headaches commonly associated with fluorescent light sources. Designed to retrofit linear fixtures with standard G13 (medium bi-pin) sockets using a simple ballast bypass, the UL Type B lamps operate with a dedicated internal driver for optimal performance and reliability. The lamps are DesignLights Consortium (DLC) listed and qualify for nationwide utility rebates, enabling school districts, universities and...

New LED Upgrades Facilitate Sea-Finding in Sea Turtles

LONGMONT, COLO.—Sielo announced the introduction of turtle friendly LED upgrades for retrofit of existing step light and decorative light fixtures. The turtle friendly upgrades are available in three lengths, 4”, 6”, and 8”. These fixtures are typically found in hotel pool and patio spaces, oceanfront walkways, coastal multifamily, and higher education facilities. “The turtle friendly upgrades provide a simple and cost effective upgrade for owners of oceanfront properties,” said Matthew Sallee, Director of Strategic Marketing for Sielo. “Even cast-in-place step lights can be upgraded without a major engineering project—protecting hatchling turtles at a fraction of the cost of installing a new...

EarthTronics T8 EarthBulb Offers 60 Percent Energy Savings

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, now offers a new high-performance T8 double-end direct-wire LED Type B, 15-watt EarthBulb that provides greater than 60 percent energy savings. By removing the ballast from the equation, direct-wire T8 lamps easily save up to 5 additional watts of energy per lamp. When replacing 32-watt fluorescent T8 lamps, this new direct-wire solution saves 18 to 22 watts of savings per lamp, resulting in 60 to 70 percent savings, depending on the type of ballast removed from the circuit. The new,...