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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.

Seoul Semiconductor Sponsors Lighting for Health Conference

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.—Seoul Semiconductor, a global innovator of LED products and technology, is the official conference sponsor of the Lighting for Health & Wellbeing Conference in Newport Beach, Calif., on July 18, 2018. The company will showcase its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs—the first light source to closely match the spectrum of natural sunlight. In addition, invited presenter Dr. Octavio Pérez, PhD researcher at the Mount Sinai Hospital and international lighting consultant will take the stage at 11 a.m. to discuss melanopic stimulus as it relates to human centric lighting issues. Melanopic Stimulus Insights for Lighting Designers Dr. Pérez will deliver...

Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey Set to Launch July 9

NATIONAL REPORT—The Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey will be launched by Greenview on July 9, 2018. The survey will close on August 10, 2018. You can participate in the survey by clicking here. There is no cost to participate. Tens of thousands of green lodging establishments around the planet are being encouraged to benchmark their sustainability practices by completing this survey which last year saw some 2,100 properties participating from 46 countries. The survey encompasses topics ranging from energy management to communication to Health & Wellness. The Green Lodging Trends Report Survey has the support of Green Lodging...

EarthTronics Expands Its Vintage Filament LED Line

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, expanded its line of vintage EarthBulb filament LEDs with the introduction of its energy-efficient, clear finish 1-watt S14 and 5-watt T10 decorative LEDs for home, hospitality, restaurant and commercial applications. The new 2700K, 1-watt S14 and 5-watt T10 decorative LEDs provide an incandescent “retro” lighting experience, while saving 80 percent in energy costs over a 15,000-hour rated life for a quick return on investment. These lamps utilize a filament style LED array that provides extended performance life with high color rendering of...

HITEC Wrapup—Guestroom Energy Management Innovations Grab Most Attention

HOUSTON—HITEC, the lodging industry’s leading technology trade show, was held at the LEED Silver George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston June 18 to 21. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) just announced that the event broke barriers as the highest attended event in the association’s history with over 6,650 attendees. There were approximately 400 exhibitors, many of whom displayed their latest innovations to help reduce energy consumption in the guestroom. Other exhibitors concentrated on other aspects of sustainability—indoor air quality, for example. The following is a summary of the HITEC announcements having some type of “green” connection: Honeywell launched the...

Nora Lighting Posts New Exit & Emergency Lighting Brochures

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has posted a comprehensive new Exit and Emergency Lighting brochure online for easy reference. The 32-page catalog (available as a PDF) presents a detailed overview of Nora’s extensive product line with more than 60 exit and emergency models for indoor and outdoor use. Nora fixtures are designed to provide the safest egress in all situations and include a wide variety of wall and ceiling models, plus emergency recessed downlights. Incandescent emergency lights are listed, along with efficient LED exit signs and self-illuminating units with no metal or electrical parts. Architectural models feature brush finished faces to complement...

Lighting Science Partners with Six Senses

WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science, a global pioneer in biological LED lighting solutions, announces a partnership with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, the premier health and wellness hotel group. The two brands share a scientific and holistic approach to wellness, and through this collaboration will offer Six Senses’ guests a better night’s sleep and a more mindful travel experience. As part of their integrated wellness philosophy, Six Senses worked with renowned industry experts to develop Sleep with Six Senses, a property-wide initiative that promotes better sleep. In addition to selecting specialty bedding and mattresses, the group selected Lighting Science GoodNight LED...

Mode:Green Debuts Lighting Line to Support Demand for LED

NEW YORK—Demand for LED lighting is growing worldwide, including in the hospitality market which is looking to capitalize on its benefits including, energy savings, price, and life span, according to a report from Technavio. To support the hotels and commercial spaces prioritizing LED lighting, premier hospitality integration firm Mode:Green announces its debut line of Custom LED Light Bulbs. Mode:Green specializes in designing and installing tailored audiovisual, automation, sustainability, and lighting experiences in top hotels, venues, office spaces, and etc. When incorporating LED lighting into its projects, its team identified a pattern of challenges affecting their installations, such as quality, reliable...

From Days Inn: ‘Days InnBrella’ with LED Lighting

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—April showers may bring May flowers, but across much of the United States June stakes claim as the rainiest month of the year, bringing unwelcome gloom at the start of the popular summer travel season. Days Inn by Wyndham is protecting summer trips from ill-timed drizzle with its exclusive Days InnBrella, a first-of-its-kind umbrella that blocks rainfall while simultaneously emitting lit-from-within LED beams to brighten even the dreariest days. This custom-created portable beam of happy is an overcast day’s worst enemy, thanks to light therapy-like illumination radiating from the inside. Rain stays out and sunshine stays in, making for...

Honeywell to Launch New Connected Solutions at HITEC

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, will launch a suite of next-generation energy management software, smart lighting, voice controls, and secure cloud communication systems at HITEC 2018 in Houston. Through Honeywell technology, the hospitality industry can fully integrate energy management, safety and security systems, property management, and brand network operations for guestroom and building automation. Leading Honeywell’s lineup of new products at HITEC is the INNCOM INNcontrol 5 energy management and guestroom automation control system. The cloud-based and on-premise system monitors real-time guestroom data from intelligent INNCOM devices, such as its e7 Thermostat, to improve a hotel’s energy savings,...

Telkonet Teams with Volara to Create Voice-Controlled Hospitality Environments

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Telkonet, Inc., creator of the EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions designed to maximize comfort and energy efficiency, has teamed with Volara, the first voice-based hotel guest engagement solution that turns voice into a powerful hospitality business tool. Together, they now offer a hospitality environment in which guests can use voice commands to control intelligent in-room devices and platforms to set scenes within their own hotel rooms. These scenes are able to incorporate one device or many different devices to create the exact environment that a guest requests. From changing temperatures, adjusting shades, dimming lights, adjusting the Do-Not-Disturb...