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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.

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....

Landscape Forms Introduces New Architectural Lighting System

KALAMAZOO, MICH.—Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, joins long-time partner Urbidermis Santa & Cole to introduce Gunnar, an adaptable architectural lighting system that enhances outdoor environments with precise, context-specific illumination and cohesive, minimalist aesthetics. “The power of Gunnar is the framework it creates to make it your own,” describes Landscape Forms Senior Designer, Brian Revoir. “The system builds out from one simple and elegant luminaire a range of mounting styles and applications to specifically suit your environment and your aesthetic.” Designed by master multidisciplinary artist Antoni Roselló, Gunnar is inspired...

Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Bathrooms

NATIONAL REPORT—Tourism is responsible for 5 percent of global CO2 emissions owing in no small part to the significant energy use and water consumption of hotel services. The exponential growth of the sector and its level of consumption require an urgent response to lead it to a more sustainable path. The establishment of greener bathrooms and ensuites is particularly vital since one single room bathroom can consume between almost 16,000 gallons and 53,000 gallons of water a year. Below are just a few strategies forward-thinking hotels and resorts are utilizing to lower their carbon footprint. Water Saving Basin Faucets & Toilets Sustainable basin faucets,...

LED Lighting Provider MaxLite to Relocate Headquarters

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading innovator in the LED lighting industry, announced it will relocate its headquarters in the fall to a single office in Montville, N.J. The new headquarters will consolidate existing facilities in West Caldwell, N.J. Featuring a large state-of-the-art training center and showroom, it will provide better space for representatives and customers to learn more about MaxLite’s extensive lighting portfolio, including its award-winning c-Max line of controls and M-Series outdoor products. “This move will bring our teams together, foster greater collaboration and innovation, and strengthen our Ease of Doing Business approach,” said Spencer Bolgard, MaxLite’s President and CEO. The...

HyLite LED Introduces NexGen Omni-Cob Lamps

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The NexGen LED Omni-Cob Lamps are heavy-duty, industrial grade lamps with highly efficient lighting design and offer excellent illumination all around. Saving between 67 percent to 90 percent they significantly reduce energy consumption and re-lamping costs. Designed for easy installation in new and existing fixtures, the NexGen LED lamps are suitable for damp locations and for fully enclosed fixtures which make them excellent for use in a variety of applications. The NexGen Omni-Cob Lamps are ideal for replacement of traditional CFL, MV, HID and HPS lamps. Quick and easy installation make them an easy retrofit into the existing socket....

Nora Lighting Expands Josh Puck Lights with Adjustable Version

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s popular Josh LED puck lights are now available in an adjustable version. Each luminaire adjusts up to 18° in surface or recessed applications for use in very tight spaces, such as display cabinets, jewelry cases, art niches and more. Josh puck lights deliver up to 300 lumens in dedicated color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 3500K or 4000K). Luminaires are available in four finishes (black, bronze, brushed nickel or white) and the lens produces even illumination while eliminating LED diode images. The 12V Puck lights each include a 72” wire with quick connect to easily connect six luminaires to one...

Nora Lighting Expands into New York Market

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has appointed Diversified Group as its new commercial representative agent in Metro New York and Long Island markets, announced Nora President and CEO Fred Farzan. Diversified New Jersey, Inc. will now represent Nora Lighting products through five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island). “The Diversified group is among the most prestigious rep firms in the Northeast. We are looking forward to continued success as we continue to grow with Diversified,” said Farzan. “This rep change, with our new distribution center in Edison, New Jersey, will help us better serve our customers.” Diversified...

Xanterra Travel Collection Opens Maswik South Lodge Following $35 Million Reconstruction

SOUTH RIM, GRAND CANYON—Travelers headed to Grand Canyon now have a new option for in-park accommodations. After its $35 million reconstruction by Xanterra Travel Collection, Maswik South Lodge is the first new lodging inside the park in over 50 years and is just footsteps away from the Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. Constructed in 1971, the original 90 rooms have been replaced with 120 new lodging units across four new lodging structures in the same general location. The 4.5-acre property features two types of accommodations: 90 standard rooms and 30 kitchenettes. The rooms now include private balconies, and the...

LEDtronics Adds Two New Bayonet-Based LED Bulbs

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics has added two new low-voltage, single-contact, bayonet-based LED bulbs to its series of ultrabright, direct incandescent replacement lamps in automotive, accent lighting and compact illumination applications that offer up to 90 percent energy savings. The 8-LED B608-SIW-006M uses only 0.8 watts and produces luminous intensity of 63 candelas, while the 18-LED B618-SIW-006M uses 1.7 watts and produces 77 candelas. Both bipolar lamps use a 15mm single-contact bayonet for lines running 6 volts DC and readily adjust to direct-current polarity. They are ideal in maintenance-intensive and low-voltage applications such as automotive and gaming candle indicators, indicator lights for instrumentation,...

Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center Built with Sustainability in Mind

TITUSVILLE, FLA.—Visitors to Florida’s Space Coast can now enjoy stays at a new hotel that features a rooftop bar and restaurant, resort-style pool and other amenities in a convenient location closest to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, including its launch pads and adjacent visitor complex. The five-floor Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center, developed and operated by global hospitality and entertainment company Delaware North, opened in April. Amenities for Leisure & Business Travelers The hotel is quickly becoming popular for both aerospace workers and families and other leisure tourists. It features 152 rooms, including 14 extended and one-bedroom guest suites and eight ground floor walkout rooms,...