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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.

Advantages of LED Tube Lights Over Fluorescent Tube Lights

NATIONAL REPORT—The lighting of commercial and residential areas used to take a lot of planning for years. Most people were stuck with Linear Fluorescent Lamps (LFLs) and for a good reason. First, they provide high-quality light output; they are efficient and last for a long time. The T8 lamps used about 40 percent less energy than the old T12 lamps, which are being phased out. Now a new player has arrived in the field of commercial lighting, promising higher efficiency: the linear LED tube T8. The 4ft 8T LED tube light is found to save a lot of energy...

EarthTronics Adds LED Canopy Color Selectable Series

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new versatile LED Canopy Color Selectable Series available in three colors and three wattage options to deliver superior illumination. Ideal for entry ways, parking garages, low bay areas and perimeter lighting, the LED Canopy Color Selectable Series lights can easily be switched to provide 3000K, 4000K or 5000K correlated color temperature (CCT) during installation. All offer a high 80+ CRI for improved visual acuity. The color selectable temperatures offer facility and building managers the opportunity to match existing HID lamps,...

Nora Lighting’s MAC XL LED Track Heads Now Feature Comfort Dim

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s MAC XL LED Track Heads now feature Comfort Dim, a warm dimming technology that changes CCT from a bright 3000K to a comfortable and inviting 1800K. Comfort Dim is a popular option for dining rooms, restaurants, and other venues that prefer a relaxing atmosphere. MAC XL Track heads resemble line voltage fixtures, but without bulky driver enclosures. Field adjustable beam spreads allow precise illumination. Comfort Dim models deliver 1000 lumens, while MAC XL dedicated color temperature fixtures offer 2700K to 4000K in 1200 lumens. Comfort Dim is suitable for two circuit applications in which other MAC XL track heads...

Sustainable Hospitality Design: Catching Up

The world’s environment is affected primarily by real estate, transportation, and manufacturing. Due to the influence that these industries have on each other, it is clear that designing and operating sustainable buildings have a tremendous impact on the environment. Some of the concerns addressed by sustainability practices include inefficient site planning; lack of smart growth; waste of water, electricity, and energy; overconsumption and excessive waste; not using sustainable materials; minimizing transportation; the lack of healthy indoor air quality; increased pollution; depletion of the ozone layer; and climate change. Challenges & Misconceptions The hospitality industry was slow to adopt sustainable operations and design because...

International Code Council Launches ‘Code on a Mission’ Challenge Urging Adoption of Modern Energy Efficiency Codes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The International Code Council—the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions—launched its “Code on a Mission” challenge which aims to have over a third of the U.S. population covered by the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by the end of 2023. To make this a reality, the Code Council is challenging the building industry and communities alike to update their building energy codes to meet or exceed the requirements of the 2021 IECC. Already industry leaders like Architecture 2030, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC), Northeast Energy Efficiency...

MaxLite Adds c-Max Network Controls, Controls Ready LED Fixtures

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite announces c-Max Network Controls, a Bluetooth-enabled luminaire level lighting controls (LLLC) system for indoor and outdoor applications. Ideal for achieving energy savings in small to medium-sized facilities, c-Max Network Controls can be commissioned with the c-Max app—no gateway device required. A patent pending plug and play design allows for easy installation of sensors and nodes into the integrated USB-C receptacle of MaxLite controls ready luminaires. Lighting customers can choose between c-Max Basic and Network controls based on budget and application needs. The Network version offers advanced functionality for wireless grouping and controlling luminaires, including scene setting, granular dimming and scheduling. Control capabilities...

Nora Lighting Downlights Now Available in New Sizes

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s E-Series FLIN Can-less LED Downlights are now available in 4” and 6” sizes with round or square apertures. The tunable white luminaires include dedicated junction boxes; no bulky recessed housings are required. The surface-mounted E-Series FLIN offers a range of color temperature options. An integral CCT switch is conveniently located on the junction box and allows the color temperature to be adjusted after installation. CCT options include CTT 233 with 2700K, 3000K or 3500K or CCT 345 with 3000K, 4000K or 5000K. Only 1 ¼” thick and with a matte powder white finish, E-SERIES FLIN LED downlights are...

EarthTronics Expands Energy-Saving Linear LED Line

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, now offers a complete line of T5, T8 and PLL Type A “plug & play” lamp solutions for use directly with existing fluorescent ballast systems and Type B direct wire or ballast by-pass LED tubes. Available in stock, the new products provide an energy-saving solution for commercial, municipal, school and university building retrofit applications. The Type A linear LEDs are compatible with several different instant start, rapid start and program start ballasts. Designed to work on existing fluorescent electronic ballasts and emergency...

LEDtronics Announces Latest Series of Slim LED Flood Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its latest series of Slim LED Flood Lights that put out a surprising amount of light for their compact size and low power consumption. The high efficacy, multiple mounting options, and sleek design make the light fixtures an ideal and easy installation in various applications. The area lights are offered with a choice of angular adjustable brackets with multiple mounting options for various lighting situations indoors or outdoors, such as in pole-mounted area and building security lighting, wall washing building exteriors, sign lighting, landscape lighting, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, parking lots and structures, as well as driveway...

Sun Valley Lighting Adds European-Styled Marbella LED Luminaire

PALMDALE, CALIF.—Sun Valley Lighting announces the introduction of the classically-styled Marbella LED luminaire for street and public area lighting. The fixture is offered in three models: post top, arm mount and wall mount, all featuring graceful, curving details reminiscent of traditional European lanterns. Marbella fixtures are available in three sizes that feature consistent styling and optics across the family line. Three diffusers and nine distribution patterns are available; diffusers include lens free, clear-patterned acrylic lens and white acrylic lens. The luminaire is available in three LED packages: 20, 36 and 48 LEDs, with CCTs that range from 3000K to 5000K, along...