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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.

LED Replacement for 1000W HID Available from Current by GE

BOSTON—Current, powered by GE unveiled a new LED replacement lamp designed to replace 1000W high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. In addition to using 60 percent less energy, the product fits existing HID lamp fixtures and is wired to bypass the ballast, eliminating the need for future ballast replacements. With a majority of U.S. industrial facilities still relying on HID lighting, a product like the 1000W LED replacement has the potential to slash lighting electricity consumption, save millions of dollars and remove hazardous materials nationwide. “This 1000W HID replacement lamp fills an important void in the market for our industrial, warehouse...

Why Green Workplace Design Creates a Feel-Good Factor for Employees

LOS ANGELES—In the Los Angeles offices of Cuningham Group architecture firm, natural daylight streams in through four skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, while discreet vents manage the flow of fresh air. Individual offices are set in upcycled shipping containers, with a central indoor garden that filters the air and enhances the space with morale-boosting greenery. “Sustainability in the office has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last five or ten years,” says Stuart Finnie, Head of Design at Tétris. “Design measures that can enhance a firm’s environmental credentials are coming to the top of every client’s wish list.” Common eco-friendly measures include the...

3 Pillar Solutions Releases Cloud-Based Hotel Sustainability Assessment

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.—3 Pillar Solutions, LLC announced the launch of their online 3Pillar Hotel Sustainability Assessment, eliminating what can sometimes be unaffordable on-site consulting and travel fees. This comprehensive 238-question assessment takes a comprehensive snapshot of the entire operations. Shortly after submittal, a custom-tailored report of recommendations for improvement and cost savings are provided, along with a 3Pillar Hotel Sustainability Guide offering education in all areas of sustainable hospitality, from food waste prevention, stakeholder engagement strategies, to adopting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals 2030 locally. “The 3P Hotel Sustainability Assessment by 3 Pillar Solutions provided a comprehensive and affordable...

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel Returns to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

GULF SHORES, ALA.—The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel opened its doors after a much-anticipated return to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Guests of the 350-room, beachfront hotel, located within Alabama’s Gulf State Park, will enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico or Lake Shelby with direct access to the emerald green waters of the Gulf and over 6,150 acres of trails and activities within the Park. The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the first full service hotel to open in the area in 20 years. It is a premier meetings and events destination, offering a wide array of...

Nora Lighting Releases LED Lighting Catalog

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has released its LED lighting catalog featuring more than 1,000 LED products and accessories for residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional applications. The 270-page catalog is available free to industry professionals by emailing vanessa@noralighting.com. Highly-detailed product images and a range of specification charts and diagrams are displayed, along with installation photos that illustrate the versatility of Nora’s LED line. Designed for specifier reference, the spiral bound 8 1/2″ x 11″ catalog includes critical performance data: product photometrics; illuminance at a distance; candela tables; polar curves; zonal lumen summaries; sample lighting layouts and more. Specialty Lighting Luminaires Spotlighted Nora’s newest LED lines...

EarthTronics Introduces Night Sky High Lumen Post Light LED Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its Night Sky High Lumen Post Light LED Series to replace high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps for sidewalks, walkways and site lighting. The new LED series features a unique umbrella opening action of the LED lobes that enable the installer to properly focus light down onto the pavement and can assist in meeting dark sky requirements. Available in 4000K with a color rendering of 80+, the Night Sky High Lumen Post Light LED Series includes 36- and 54-watt high lumen LEDs to...

LEDtronics Announces Latest Generation of LED T8 Tube Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its latest generation of LED T8 Tube Lights. The LEDxxT8GD1 series of tube lights are UL-listed and “Dual Mode”, meaning they can be directly retrofitted into existing T8 fixtures with or without ballast bypass. The tube lights come in a 4-foot length with natural white (4000K) and pure white (5000K) color temperature selections. The 15-watt tube replaces up to 32 watts, while the 18 watt replaces up to 40 watts—an energy savings of up to 50 percent. The LED tube lights feature a film-encapsulated frosted glass lens that, if shattered, contains the pieces of glass. Our LED tube lights...

ECLYPSE nLight Solution a 2018 Product of the Year

BROSSARD, QUEBEC—Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, announced that its ECLYPSE nLight Solution was voted a 2018 Product of the Year (POY) Silver Award winner by the readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer in the BAS, Controls and Energy Management category. The POY awards educate engineers on the most notable product innovations within the HVAC, fire, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. Distech Controls’ scalable ECLYPSE nLight Solution was recognized for its ability to unify any HVAC and lighting application, including nLight lighting controls, for up to 48 IO points and 300 lighting devices. BTL listed as a BACnet...

MaxLite Launches Commercial Downlight Retrofits

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite introduces a new series of Commercial Downlight Retrofits featuring modular light engines, reflectors and housings to meet the requirements of a broad range of retrofit and new construction lighting projects. The Energy Star certified Commercial Downlight Retrofit family (RRC series) is a highly efficient option for upgrading existing incandescent, fluorescent and metal halide downlight fixtures to the energy savings and long life of LED. Light engines in the series range from 10W to 50W, with outputs of approximately 900 to 4,500 lumens. Customers simply choose the light engine for the desired light output, color temperature (3000K, 3500K...

Honeywell Launches INNCOM Spectre Energy Control

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected hospitality, announces its new INNCOM Spectre Energy Control, an easy-to-install, efficient lighting and power management system that fulfills California Title 24 requirements. Spectre extends occupancy detection to guestroom lights and outlets to conserve energy while also offering welcoming lights when a guest enters the room. Spectre from Honeywell integrates with its e-Series thermostats to combine lighting and power management in retrofit and new build projects. Spectre will be available for installation in September 2018. The e-Series thermostat detects when a room is unoccupied and using the Spectre technology, it automatically turns off a room’s...