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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--both indoors and outdoors. Innovative daylighting techniques are also helping to reduce costs and improve interior spaces. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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--both indoors and outdoors. Innovative daylighting techniques are also helping to reduce costs and improve interior spaces. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Control4 Helps New Zealand Restaurant Achieve New Level of Ambiance

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—At The Fine Lion restaurant and bar in Ashburton, New Zealand, guests are treated to a luxurious, upscale atmosphere that features imported mosaic tiles, brass detailing, lush greenery and contrasting color schemes. It’s what they don’t see, however, that sets the eatery apart from its competition and makes daily operations simpler for staff. With the help of ElectraServe, a local electrical and smart tech integration company, the restaurant installed a Control4 system that consolidates control for lighting, security, heating, cooling, window shades, TVs and audio zones into a single interface that’s accessed through Control4 touch panels or the Control4 mobile app. According to James...

Nora Lighting Expands to Two New Distribution Centers

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has announced the addition of two new distribution centers on the east coast. A New Jersey distribution center was added to support customers along the Northeastern Corridor. In addition, Nora’s distribution center in Atlanta was relocated to a larger warehouse. Nora Lighting’s main manufacturing and warehouse facility is in Commerce, Calif. “The two new distribution centers, together with Nora’s distribution centers in Dallas and Nashville, will allow us to get product to our customers more efficiently and cost effectively,” said Nora’s president, Fred Farzan. All five warehouses are fully stocked and shipping product. Nora Lighting is a recognized...

First Net-Zero Hotel & First Passive House-Certified Hotel in U.S. Slated to Open This Spring

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will soon make history as what is believed will be the first net-zero hotel in the United States. The revolutionary hotel will utilize renewable solar power sources on site to generate the electricity needed for its common areas, restaurant, laundry, meeting rooms and 165 guestrooms and suites. Set to debut this spring, the all-electric hotel is currently accepting reservations for May 19, 2022, and beyond. Hotel Marcel New Haven will operate independent of fossil fuels, resulting in zero carbon emissions. It is also expected to be the first Passive House-certified hotel...

Nora Lighting Donates Over $15,000 to Support People of Ukraine

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting founders Jilla and Fred Farzan offered to double donations made by Nora Lighting employees and sales reps in support of the Ukrainian people. Nora Lighting employees and representatives donated $5,000 and the Farzan family doubled that donation to $10,000. All the donations went to support the people of Ukraine. “As immigrants who fled from our own country, we believe supporting the freedom of Ukrainians and their desire to remain an independent democracy,” said Jilla Farzan, Nora Lighting Executive Vice President. Nora Lighting is a recognized leader in the development and introduction of LED lighting products and offers one...

LEDtronics Adds to Intermediate Based LED Bulb Collection

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announced new additions to its offering of intermediate based LED bulbs that fit in enclosed fixtures, with low voltage, 160-degree spherical illumination, low power consumption and high lumen intensity. The B605SM series is available either as a 14VAC/VDC bulb that replaces incandescent lamps 67, 89, 97, 98, 1095, 1155 and 5008, or as a 28VAC/VDC bulb that replaces incandescents 71, 303, 623 and 1251. Their compact design allows for quick installation in enclosed fixtures and tight spaces—a perfect fit in applications such as machine status or gaming candle indicators, indicator lights for instrumentation, panel mount pilot lights, accent...

energyware Launches Olympia Disinfection Lighting to Eliminate COVID-19

NEW YORK—energyware, a leading national provider of energy-efficient technology solutions, has announced the latest edition to its portfolio in the Olympia Disinfection Lighting system. In addition to Olympia’s multifaceted ability to enable air and surface disinfection, the lighting features innovative disinfection devices that have been proven to reduce bacteria, mold, and viruses such as COVID-19 by 99.9 percent. Research conducted by third-party laboratories, such as Microbac Laboratories Inc., has verified these results. Olympia launches with the best warranty opportunity across the entire industry. The five-year, 30,000-hour warranty on the lighting system ensures that customers will have access to unparalleled air...

EarthTronics Introduces New IP65 Vapor Tight LED Series

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new IP65 wet location rated Color and Wattage Selectable Vapor Tight LED Series. With its multiple color and wattages options, the new series is ideal for commercial and industrial lighting applications, including food processing areas, parking garages, cold storage, walkways, stairwells, under canopy, outdoor retail, and other wet, dusty, and dirty environments. Available in 48-inch and 96-inch-long fixtures, the new Vapor Tight LEDs offer the choice of three temperatures (3500K, 4000K and 5000K). Both the light color temperature and the...

Guidehouse Names Leading Connected Lighting Solutions Providers

BOULDER, COLO.—A new report from Guidehouse Insights assesses the competitive landscape for connected lighting vendors, with Signify, Acuity Brands, and Lutron ranked as the market leaders. Lighting provides value beyond illumination and integrating the lighting systems with a building energy management system can synchronize lighting with other subsystems, including HVAC controls, security and access, and fire and life safety, to help increase the buildings’ energy efficiency. Connected lighting vendors have been expanding their solutions to fulfill an increase in demand for data-driven solutions, allowing for the collection of data that can be used to ensure the safety of occupants and create a...

MaxLite Opens New 100,000 Square-Foot Warehouse in Indiana

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading innovator in the LED lighting industry, announces the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Greenwood, Ind. The new 100,000 square-foot facility, located just outside Indianapolis, doubles the size of its existing facility in the same city and will significantly improve delivery times to customers. It also expands MaxLite’s growing network, with additional distribution centers in northern New Jersey and Anaheim, Calif. “We’re excited to open our new facility in Indiana,” said Spencer Bolgard, MaxLite’s President, and CEO. “Our investment in this state-of-the-art facility expands our distribution network and reflects our commitment to...

Lake Nona Wave Hotel Debuts with Smart Windows in Every Room

ORLANDO, FLA.—View, Inc., the leader in smart building technologies, announced its Smart Windows have been installed in every room at the new high-tech Lake Nona Wave Hotel. The hotel, billed as “the most technologically advanced hotel in the world,” recently opened in December. All 234 guestrooms, including 16 one-bedroom suites and two penthouse suites feature floor-to-ceiling View Smart Windows that use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to outdoor conditions, keeping guests cool and comfortable without the need for blinds. “With the Lake Nona Wave Hotel, we set out to integrate technology and hospitality in ways that delight hotel guests...