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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.

Lighting

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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.

Ecosense Acquires Assets from Soraa

LOS ANGELES—Ecosense, a leading LED technology company, announced that it has acquired assets from Soraa, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps based in Fremont, Calif. Under the terms of the deal, Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including the company’s signature VIVID, BRILLIANT HL and HEALTHY product lines. This move is the first foray into the professional lamp category for Ecosense. “This acquisition accelerates our strategy into the next wave of lighting,” explains Mark Reynoso, CEO of Ecosense. “Soraa has an unparalleled reputation for beam and spectral quality. Their intellectual property and technology portfolio—including ZEROBLUE, full...

Red Sea Project Seeks Dark Skies International Accreditation

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives, has announced plans to become the largest certified Dark Sky Reserve in the world, and is seeking an accreditation that recognizes areas with an exceptional quality of starry nights and a commitment to protecting the nocturnal environment. TRSDC has awarded a contract to Cundall, an international multi-disciplinary consultancy providing engineering, design and sustainable solutions, to develop a lighting strategy that would provide enough lighting for safe movement around the site, whilst meeting the stringent International Dark Sky criteria. “We are proud to...

Somfy, OSRAM Partner to Allow Light to Work Better in Buildings

DAYTON, N.J.—Somfy Systems, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, has partnered with Osram, a leading global high-tech company with a diverse array of products including connected lighting solutions. The partnership between Osram and Somfy allows natural and artificial light to work better together in building environments. Osram’s Encelium networked lighting management system and Somfy’s automated shading solutions work together to create a more seamless user experience for light management. The combination of Osram Encelium and Somfy Digital Network (SDN) creates a centralized interface for facility managers and streamlines the light...

LEDtronics Expands Its Decorative LED Post Top Series

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announced two new additions to its series of Decorative LED Post Top Fixtures—a low-power circular design and a high voltage option. They’re a perfect fit for parking lots, walkways, sidewalks and area lighting, while also giving a location a modern and attractive look. The PTF000 post top fixture is perfect for walkways and pathways, while the new high-voltage version PTF001 is primarily designed for parking lots. Both fixtures are also ideal lighting solutions for pathways. The PTF000 fixture consumes only 70 watts but replaces metal-halide/HPS lamps up to 300 watts. It operates in an input voltage range of 100...

The Environmental Impact of Fuel Cell Candle Use

NATIONAL REPORT—Humans strive to make life easy. It’s this desire to do less labor that, over our existence, has driven our imagination to invent more efficient ways of completing various tasks ranging from eating to traveling to communicating. Yet our advancement is a double-edged sword. As of recently, especially within the last 100 years, we’ve begun to learn the true consequences that our developments bring with them now. We’ve seen that, in many cases, those very same innovations advancing our species are destroying the planet we live on. One such invention, and likely the most prominent one seen in...

Nora Lighting Offers Ari LED Step Lights

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s Ari LED Step Lights feature a modern, screwless face plate with three mounting styles: vertical, horizontal and field-interchangeable. Ari is available in 2.5W LED or 5W LED (30 to 80 lms) and can be installed indoors or out. The fixtures improve lighting around stairways, patios, balconies or outdoor walkways. They save up to 80 percent in energy costs when compared to 10W incandescent step lights, and are cETLus listed for wet locations. A scoop reflector produces maximum illumination without a diode image and a non-dimmable driver is integrated and embedded. Color temperatures include 3000K or 4000K CCT with...

LEDVANCE Unveils SYLVANIA Natural Series of LEDs

WILMINGTON, MASS.—In the heart of the fashionable Garment District in New York City, LEDVANCE LLC, the makers of SYLVANIA general lighting, announced its new SYLVANIA Natural Series of LED lighting products with TruWave Technology. This LED portfolio offers the best alternative to natural light by mimicking the natural light spectrum to deliver Natural Light for Natural Living. In addition to supporting an improved sleep/wake cycle, this robust industry-first LED portfolio delivers superior dimming and less intense blue light for reduced eye strain. It also helps you see realistic vivid colors and enhance your color experience with high CRI and...

MaxLite Releases JA8 Listed G9 Base Lamp

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Adding to a comprehensive portfolio of LED products that support California Title 24 residential lighting applications, MaxLite introduces new JA8 listed G9 base lamps for use in miniature decorative luminaires. Available in 2700K and 3000K color temperatures, MaxLite G9 base lamps consume just four watts of power and emit 400 lumens of light (an output equivalent to that of a 40-watt incandescent bulb). UL listed, enclosed-rated and dimmable, the lamps measure approximately two inches long, making them ideal replacements for halogen bulbs in chandeliers, bath bars, wall sconces and other decorative luminaires. These price-effective miniature LED lamps are...

Waterpark Giant Great Wolf Resorts Getting Greener One Phase at a Time

CHICAGO—A year and a half ago, Great Wolf Resorts announced it would replace plastic straws at all 17 of its indoor water park resorts with more environmentally friendly paper straws. That step completed by the end of 2018 stopped more than 5 million plastic straws from entering local landfills annually. Bob Holesko, Corporate Director of Engineering at Great Wolf Resorts, said there were very few complaints about the switch. Eliminating plastic straws is just one of many of the steps Great Wolf Resorts has taken to reduce its environmental impact as part of its Green Wolf program. Great Wolf Resorts...

Eversource, Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa Partner on Upgrades

MANCHESTER, N.H.—In an effort to save on energy costs and reduce its impact on the environment, the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is building on its energy efficiency partnership with Eversource with plans to continue upgrades over the next few years. When guests visit the iconic Whitefield resort, they often have an unforgettable experience surrounded by the White Mountains of New Hampshire—but what they might not realize is this energy efficiency partnership with Eversource is saving the award-winning hotel more than $22,000 a year while also reducing its carbon emissions. “With the average U.S. hotel spending more than $2,000...