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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: 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. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Nora Lighting 7” Opal LED Surface Mount Available with Motion Sensor

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s Opal LED Surface Mount Series is now available with a motion sensor. The low-profile Opal offers even illumination and can be surface mounted over a standard junction box or retrofitted into an existing recessed housing. An integral PIR (passive infrared) sensor activates when motion is detected and turns off after three minutes of no motion. The sensor can detect motion within a 16’ diameter pattern when mounted at an 8’ height. Opal PIR has a white finish and is suitable for pantries, closets, laundry rooms and other small areas. It offers 1000lm (15W) with 3000K or 4000K at...

LEDtronics Adds to Line of Intermediate Based LED Bulbs

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announced a new addition to their industry-leading offering of intermediate based LED bulbs. The new High-lumen LED T5 Tube Bulbs are available in multiple base selections and are the ideal replacement for old technology incandescents. The LED16T5 series’ design allows for quick installations and is ideal for enclosed fixtures and tight spaces. It is a perfect fit in applications such as machine status indicator bulbs, accent and decorative lighting, industrial panels, automotive bulbs, appliance bulbs as well as chandeliers. The series features an omnidirectional 360-degree, no-shadow beam pattern. As compared to incandescents, this LED bulb provides sharper, higher-intensity illumination,...

EarthTronics Introduces New High Output LED PAR Lamps

MUSKEGON—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new PAR30 and PAR38 EarthBulb LED floodlights to replace incandescent floodlights for more than 85 percent energy savings. EarthBulb LED PAR lamps combine optimal color with smooth dimming technology to less than 5 percent on standard control applications, and a color rendering index of greater than 80. They are UL listed for 120 to 277V use in wet locations. The LED PAR lamps are ideal for interior and exterior architectural, office, retail, house of worship and residential applications where high lumen output...

Creative Systems Lighting Adds Three New Products

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF.—Hudson Valley Lighting Group’s Creative Systems Lighting (CSL) brand has announced three new products, The GyroShift Downlight, The GyroShift Cylinder, and the Acrobat 3” Adjustable Shallow for use in spaces requiring precise lighting such as restaurants, commercial buildings and more. CSL’s newly patented GyroShift Downlights feature a unique optical system that allows one to easily adjust a downlight with minimal clipping, even at a 45-degree tilt (csllighting.com/patents). CSL engineers designed the innovative bezel-and-ball system, rotating the spring-loaded optic system independently from the light source which allows the fixture to be compact, brighter, and more robust. GyroShift Downlights...

Nora Lighting’s iLENE LED Mini Cylinders Feature Comfort Dim Technology

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s iLENE LED Mini Cylinders now feature Comfort Dim technology, a color tuning option that creates a warm ambience in residential and hospitality settings. Comfort Dim fine tunes the Kelvin temperature from a bright 3100K to an intimate 2000K on a gradual, even curve. This technology is offered on the entire iLENE series: 2” (15W), 3” (30W) and 5” (40W) diameters. The fixtures are available in black, silver and white finish. The versatile iLENE has three field-changeable optics: spot, narrow flood and flood. Cylinders can be surface-mounted or pendant-mounted with a field adjustable 96” cable. A canopy-mounted driver allows...

Lighting Control is Key Part of Creating Superb Guest Experiences

Hospitality is about superb guest experiences. Lighting control is a key part of making superb guest experiences happen. With today’s smart technology, lighting can be operated remotely or automatically. Rooms can be coordinated with building management systems. Even the lights themselves have changed, from incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes to robust, yet economical, LEDs. Integrated with other hotel systems, lighting control enables seamless communication between departments, empowers hotel staff, saves hotel operators money, and simplifies aspects of the guest experience. Indeed, lighting control technology is about more than just lights. It can add value—for the guest and the hotel itself. After all,...

Lutron Celebrates Opening of Commercial Experience Center

COOPERSBURG, PA.—For almost six decades, Lutron Electronics has been a leader in the lighting control industry. Now, as Lutron celebrates its new Commercial Experience Center in Manhattan, the company is once again bringing bold ideas and a fresh vitality to lighting and design. “Experience” is the operative word at the flagship center, located just off Fifth Avenue at 3 E. 28th Street in New York’s lively NoMad neighborhood. At the core of the center is the Lutron HXL approach, a broad philosophy of human centric lighting that deftly employs four elements of lighting design—natural light, quality light, connection to the...

Norb Introduces Its Own Brand of LED Light Bulbs

SPRING LAKE, MICH.—Norb, LLC introduces the Norb (Nutri-Orb) brand of LED light bulbs. The Norb line of Wellness Lighting for Better Working, Learning and Living includes: NorbSMILE—The “Feel Right” Light illuminates with a white-color light designed with the sun’s “happy” light spectrum that awakens and energizes. It is available as an A19 LED bulb with 11 watts and as a tube light with 18 LED watts. In contrast to regular indoor lights which may cause drowsiness, lethargy or agitation, NorbSMILE supports a positive mood, alertness, energy and productivity. NorbSMILE is the healthy building light for daytime illumination in company offices,...

Consumer Reports Says Rolling Back Lightbulb Efficiency Rules is a Costly Mistake

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Energy announced a decision to roll back rules that would have required lightbulbs to be more efficient, a decision that could cost consumers up to $100/year per household starting in 2025, according to estimates by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). David Friedman, Vice President of Advocacy for Consumer Reports, and a former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary (2015 to 17) for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, said, “This is, excuse the pun, a dim decision. This administration’s latest rollback will reduce consumer choice and increase utility...

Shaffer & Nelson to Represent MaxLite in Pacific Northwest

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite has appointed Shaffer & Nelson as its exclusive representative for the Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana markets, effective September 1, 2019. Now in a third generation of ownership, Shaffer & Nelson has serviced the Pacific Northwest with quality electrical supplies since 1949. With headquarters in Tualatin, Oregon, and satellite locations throughout the region, the team is fully prepared to assist lighting distributors and customers with MaxLite products and expert sales input. “We are excited to have Shaffer & Nelson representing our line as our exclusive commercial and industrial agent in the Pacific Northwest,” said Eric Fournier, Vice...