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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 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,...

LEDtronics Introduces LED PLL Lamps

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics introduces its latest generation of UL-Recognized LED PLL Lamps to replace old-technology fluorescent CFLs. These LED lamps can be directly retrofitted with a simple ballast bypass into existing 4-pin, inline PLL fluorescent fixtures. Applications include ceiling lights in offices, schools, hallways, retail store display lighting, undercabinet lighting, sign backlighting, wall sconce lighting, workspace or cube lighting, and many more. The PLLxxSC series lamps come in 9-inch, 13-inch, 16-inch, and 22-inch lengths, and feature an inline 4-pin 2G11 base. The power consumption ranges from only 9 up to 22 watts, to replace fluorescent lamps of 18 to 50 watts....

MaxLite Launches New J-Box Downlight

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Expanding its portfolio of LED products designed to save installers time and money, MaxLite introduces the J-Box Downlight as the easy and economical way to add high quality recessed lighting to residential and commercial spaces. The downlight is built with an integral junction box that eliminates the need for a traditional recessed housing during installation in new construction and retrofit projects. The fixture simply gets wired to a wall switch and placed into the ceiling—no can, bulb or extra labor required. MaxLite offers the J-Box Downlight in 4- and 6-inch diameters, and color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K and...

Great Eastern Energy Launches LED Retrofitting Program

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Great Eastern Energy (GEE), a licensed supplier of electricity, natural gas, and energy management solutions in the Northeast, announced the launch of their LED Retrofitting program. GEE’s suite of products are offered to help bring an energy-efficient lifestyle and sustainable business practices to their customers, making LED Retrofitting a natural extension of their product line. By offering a flexible financing program, they’re able to make LED Retrofitting available to businesses of all sizes. LED Retrofitting with Great Eastern Energy is a long-term investment that effectively reduces energy usage, thereby reducing costs. Upgrading to LED lighting can help lower operational...

MaxLite Adds Line of LED Sign Lighting Solutions

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading provider of energy-efficient lighting solutions, announced the launch of AlphaMax Channel Letter Modules and Double-Sided T8 Lamps as part of a new category of long-lasting, high-quality LED products for sign lighting applications. The AlphaMax Series is available in a full range of two-, three- and four-LED modules designed for new construction or retrofit of channel letters, box signs and displays. Available in red or 6500K white color temperatures, as well as an array of wattages and wire lengths, AlphaMax modules can be customized to meet virtually any customer specification. The modules are designed with a...

HyLite Retrofit Lamps Now Available in 347V & 480V Models

ROCK HILL, S.C.—HyLite LED Lighting, a division of ARVA, LLC, announced the expansion of its retrofit lamp product lines with new 347V & 480V options. These new high voltage models are available in the HyLite LED Omni-Cob, Arc-Cob, & Lotus series sizes 20W and up. The new models replace metal halide and high pressure sodium lights up to 1000W. HyLite LED Retrofit lamps allow customers to retrofit their existing fixtures with a low initial investment and installation cost while saving up to 80 percent in energy with years of maintenance-free operation. The new High Voltage models will expand the range...

Javits Center Releases First Sustainability Report

NEW YORK—New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel announced the issuance of the Javits Center’s first-ever Sustainability Report, which outlines the efforts to green the largest convention center in New York. The 31-page report details a host of sustainable initiatives implemented at the Javits Center, including a significant reduction in the building’s energy consumption, the creation of a wildlife sanctuary and the establishment of partnerships with educational and community institutions, as well as customers and other government organizations. To read the entire report, visit www.javitscenter.com. Since 2014, 26 bird species have been observed on or...