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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.

Skynest Lamp from Marcel Wanders Incorporates LED Strips

AMSTERDAM—Skynest is a delicate lamp that nonetheless also has great stage presence, and it marks Marcel Wanders studio’s return to the theme of the suspended dome. Skynest has the typical pendant light shape, with a central core and with what, at first glance, looks like a lampshade. The light, however, is not emitted by a bulb or by an LED board, but by the elements that form the structure of the lampshade: LED strips covered in fabric. Skynest is in fact composed of 24 LED light sticks covered with a two-tone textile texture. The light is emitted from one side...

Nora Lighting Announces 1” M1+ Can-Less Downlights

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting introduces miniature 1” M1+ downlights without any housing needed. Each luminaire includes a pre-wired junction box, making installation simple. IC Air-tight downlights are a perfect solution for commercial and residential applications. M1+ is an upgrade to Nora Lighting’s first generation M1 1” downlights. The downlights are available from 12V to 120V input with Triac or ELV dimming and from 100 lumens to 600 delivered lumens in two color temperatures (2700K or 3000K) @ 90+ CRI. A square trim accessory can easily be installed in matte black, bronze, or matte powder white finishes. M1+ luminaires are cETLus listed for...

Nora Lighting Introduces 2” M2 Can-less Trimless Downlights

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s award winning 2” M2 downlights are now available in a trimless option, without any housing required. The patent pending trimless mud plate includes integrated magnets to hold the luminaire against the ceiling. These IC Air-tight downlights are a perfect solution for commercial and residential applications with shallow plenums. The M2 trimless downlights produce over 750 lumens in three color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, or 4000K) @ 90+ CRI. Each luminaire includes a pre-wired driver box with dimmable driver. Finishes include matte black or matte powder white to match any décor or hardware. M2 luminaires are cETLus listed for damp...

USGBC: More Than 1,000 Hotels Now LEED Certified Globally

The idea for the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system was hatched almost 30 years ago in 1993. Today, there are more than 100,000 buildings participating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) certification program. Approximately 1,000 of those buildings are lodgings located around the world. According to USGBC, “LEED certified buildings are proven to save money, improve efficiency, lower carbon emissions, and create healthier places for people. They are a critical part of addressing the climate crisis, meeting ESG goals, enhancing resilience, and supporting more equitable communities.” The most recent version of LEED is LEED...

Eighteen Lighting Luminaires from Acuity Receive Innovation Awards

ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that 18 architectural lighting luminaires representing the company’s A-Light, Eureka, Gotham, Hydrel, IOTA, Juno, Luminaire LED, Luminis, MARK Architectural Lighting, and Peerless brands were selected as 2022 Product Innovation Award (PIA) winners by Architectural SSL magazine. The PIAs recognize innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also spotlighting the players behind the components that make up these light sources. PIA Winners Include: A-Light: Absorb I Suspended Luminaire is an acoustic luminaire that delivers form, style, and sound absorption to an environment. Made for areas with hard surfaces, tall windows, and high ceilings. Relay Suspended Luminaire features curved and softened design elements, allowing...

LightArt Introduces Wood-Inspired Lampshades That Glow

SEATTLE—Award-winning lighting innovator LightArt brings natural materials to light with their first curated selection of wood grain colors and shades. Introducing Woods is a collection of wood-inspired shades and laser-cut patterns for LightArt’s signature fixtures. Designed with parent company 3form’s signature Varia resin, the biophilic print materials emulate complex textures found in nature and come to life with LightArt’s LED lighting technology. Named after six prominent tree types—Black Ash, Cherry, Grey Oak, Walnut, Wenge, and White Oak—the Woods colorways showcase the diverse possibilities of LightArt’s offerings with 3form materials at their fingertips. The colors are also available with two...

Christie Adds CounterAct UR10 to Line of UVC Disinfection Light Fixtures

CYPRESS, CALIF.—As we continue to see relaxed COVID-19 restrictions—leaving the onus of safety in the hands of business operators, owners and facilities managers—global visual technologies company Christie has introduced its newest CE- and UL- certified commercial UVC-LED disinfection light fixture for occupied, indoor spaces. Christie CounterAct UR10 with UVC-LED and patented Care222 far-UVC - plus visible light, in a single unit, is recommended for commercial offices, government facilities, schools, transit hubs, retail shops, and medical buildings—for enhanced and safe airborne and surface disinfection wherever people gather indoors, in public places. CounterAct UR10 builds on the release of the CA20, Christie’s...

EarthTronics Introduces Color & Wattage Selectable LED Yard Light

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its Color & Wattage Selectable LED Yard Light. With three color temperatures and three wattages, it provides optimal area lighting for barns, storage sheds, entryways, pathways, parking lots, industrial and building perimeters, as well as yards and home security. The yard light comes with a photocell for dusk-to-dawn operation. Designed to efficiently replace 100- to 250-watt H.I.D. lamps for general purpose outdoor lighting applications, the Color & Wattage Selectable LED Yard Light offers the flexibility of switching between three temperatures, including 3000K,...

Ingato Sales to Represent Nora Lighting on East Coast

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has appointed Ingato Sales as the company’s showroom representatives for Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey. Vincent Ingato has been a lighting representative with more than 29 years’ experience working in sales and lighting through the U.S. He is based in Pennsylvania and will oversee the showroom sales throughout his territory. “Nora Lighting is excited to bring Vincent Ingato’s experience and knowledge to lead our showroom sales with their impressive customer base,” said Fred Farzan, CEO and President of Nora Lighting. “Ingato Sales will bring their expertise and commitment to our partnership as we continue to introduce...

Nora Lighting Introduces wELO Wet Location Surface Mount Fixtures

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting expands their surface mount luminaire offerings with a new wet location option. wELO LED surface mounts resemble the existing ELO family in appearance and accepts 120-277V input with 0-10V dimming. wELO is only 1” thick and offered in 8” and 11” sizes. wELO luminaires produce almost 1600 lumens in four dedicated color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 3500K or 4000K) @ 80+ CRI. They are available in only a white finish and feature a regressed lens for a more refined appearance. wELO series is cETLus listed for wet locations, Energy Star certified, FCC certified, and suitable for use in closets....