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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.

Nora Lighting Introduces iPOINT LED Monopoint

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s new adjustable iPOINT LED Monopoint features a miniature canopy and contemporary cone or cylinder designs. iPOINT pinpoints the light source towards a specific art, cabinet display or architectural feature. Cones and cylinders are both available in 1” and 2” diameters with black or matte powder white finish. A black reflector insert is also offered for a two-toned black/white appearance. iPOINT rotates 359° and adjusts up to 90°. Three field-changeable optics are included (spot, narrow flood, and flood). iPOINT requires a Nora Iolite recessed housing and can be installed in new construction or remodeling application without screws or large...

How Lighting Control Contributes to Sustainability in Hospitality

There are many sides to sustainability. The concept is most associated with being earth-friendly: mindful use of renewable resources, attentive recycling practices, and limiting energy use in an effort to put less stress on the environment. In the hospitality industry, sustainability generally refers to sourcing green materials and engaging in energy-efficient practices, from recommending the reuse of towels—the better to save water and power—to shutting down conference rooms when not in use. But sustainability is also about putting people first. In the hospitality industry, this attitude comes naturally: the guest experience is always the priority. Nevertheless, lighting control is often overlooked as...

Miller Lighting Products Celebrating 45 Years in Lighting, Electrical

PHOENIX—Miller Lighting Products is celebrating its 45th year in the lighting and electrical industry. Miller Lighting is known for being one of the first wholesalers to bring LED technology to the forefront of the lighting industry. During this pandemic, Miller Lighting has once again pushed ahead of most of their competitors in the lighting industry by offering a wide variety of LED UV Sterilization products. Keeping up with the ever-changing customer demands for new energy efficient and stylish products, Miller Lighting stocks CCT color changing products, Wi-Fi controlled lamps that can play the song of your choice while changing...

Lutron Launches Architectural Lighting Solution with iOS App Control

COOPERSBURG, PA.—Lutron Electronics, a leader in architectural lighting control solutions, introduces Athena: a simple, flexible, all-in-one solution that elevates everyday experiences with the magic of light. The debut is Lutron’s most significant commercial system release since April 2018, when it acquired Ketra, maker of the world’s most advanced lighting system. Athena marries best-in-class control, the world’s most advanced LED lighting technology, and simple app-based setup, in a solution that is equally optimal for new construction, retrofits, and evolving commercial spaces. Key features include: Native Ketra integration, plus universal fixture-control capabilities—control all load types from a single product with no minimum...

Financial Model Makes LED Upgrade ‘No Brainer’

NATIONAL REPORT—At a time of low occupancies caused by COVID-19, spending money on upgrades other than those related to cleaning and maintenance is likely not a priority. At least one company, however, is offering a “pay as you save” program that makes investing in LED lighting upgrades very enticing. “Through our ‘pay as you save’ program, it is zero down with very low interest rates. In most cases reductions in lighting costs are greater than the cost of the new lighting,” says John Hutchcroft, V.P. of Field Development, YellowBlueLED. “For the most part they are immediately cash flow positive and...

LEDTRONICS Adds Short-Length Miniature Bayonet-Based LED Lamps

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its new series of short-length Miniature Bayonet-Based LED Lamps. These multi-voltage bulbs are a perfect fit for applications that require a shorter lamp that still provides bright, reliable light. The BSF321-SIW-6/48V bulb comes in a T3¼ (Ba9s) 9mm single-contact, brass and nickel-plated brass bayonet base that mounts directly into industry-standard sockets. Being bi-polar, the polarity of the positive and negative leads is no longer a factor in DC applications. Due to their solid-state construction, LEDtronics’ miniature bayonet bulbs are ideal for industrial applications that are subjected to vibration, shock and environmental stress, all of which reduce the life...

Nora Lighting iLENE LED Mini Cylinders See Enhancements

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s 2” iLENE LED Mini Cylinder is now available with a new pendant cone accessory and wider range of finishes, including champagne haze, silver, black and white. The Mini Cylinders can be surface, cable or stem mounted, up to 7’ in length. A canopy-mounted driver allows cool operation and can be specified for 120V or 277V input with Triac, ELV or 0-10V dimming. The iLENE Series also offers Comfort Dim technology, a color tuning option that creates a warm ambience in residential and hospitality settings. Comfort Dim fine tunes the Kelvin temperature from a bright 3100K to an intimate...

MaxLite Provides LED Bulbs to Food Pantries During COVID-19 Crisis

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite Energy Star certified LED bulbs are being delivered to Massachusetts communities hardest hit by COVID-19 as part of a utility-sponsored program that distributes energy efficient lighting through food pantries. More than 21,400 MaxLite 9-watt Energy Star certified A-line bulbs are being included in meal kits distributed at 45 food pantries in communities such as Lawrence, Methuen, Chelsea, New Bedford, Framingham, and Pittsfield. The distribution is the first phase of a yearlong initiative that will see 240,000 Energy Star certified LED bulbs delivered to Massachusetts and Rhode Island food pantries on behalf of regional utilities that are part...

Features to Look for in Eco-Friendly Commercial Design

NATIONAL REPORT—There is tremendous demand for eco-friendly design features and elements not only in residential development but also in commercial development. There are plenty of reasons for business owners to seek out green commercial spaces. In terms of overhead and operating expenses, with an eco-friendly space, there are opportunities to save money. For example, the integration of an energy-efficient PTAC air-conditioning unit can help cool spaces that central air can’t reach. Then, there are also chances for businesses to use their dedication to being green as a marketing tool. Modern consumers want to buy from businesses they feel reflect their values. The following...

Nora Lighting Adds New 8” Model to RLM LED Pendant Shade Line

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting expands its RLM LED Pendant Shade Series with the introduction of a new 8” diameter model; other fixtures in the RLM family include 10” and 16” widths. The high lumen RLM Shades are designed for bright overall lighting in hospitality, retail or commercial applications, and offer up to 80 percent energy savings over incandescents. The 8” LED luminaires deliver 1200 or 2200 lumens and the 10” and 16” shades are available with up to 3800 lumens. Color temperatures can be specified from 3000K to 4000K. LED optics are deep set in the aluminum-spun bowl for visual comfort and even...