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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.

Lutron Electronics Announces Senior Leadership Team Evolution

COOPERSBURG, PA.—Lutron Electronics, a leading provider of smart lighting and shading control systems, announced the evolution of its senior leadership team. Executive Vice-Presidents Ramin Mehrganpour and Ed Blair have been appointed Lutron Co-Presidents as part of its senior leadership team development. Current President Mike Pessina will continue as Lutron’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, leading long-term strategy development with Chairwoman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Susan Hakkarainen. “Susan and I are very proud of Ramin, Ed, and our entire leadership team,” said Pessina. “They understand our customers and business, have a long-term vision for continual growth, and work together to maintain Lutron’s position...

Nora Lighting Releases Three New Catalogs

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has released three new catalogs to assist Nora representatives in their marketing activities: a comprehensive Pocket Guide/Edition 9; the Product Preview/Summer 2019; and a Linear/Accent Lighting Catalog. The literature is available free to industry professionals by calling Nora at (800) 686-6672, e-mailing marketing@noralighting.com, or by downloading at noralighting.com.  Nora Pocket Guide /Edition 9—The 360-page Pocket Guide features more than 2,000+ residential and commercial lighting products and accessories, with a special emphasis on Nora’s state-of-the-art LED series. Designed as a quick reference tool, the Pocket Guide offers detailed information on all Nora products with individual photos, specification charts,...

New 1 Hotel Opens in West Hollywood

LOS ANGELES—1 Hotels has opened its fourth property and West Coast flagship, 1 West Hollywood. Formerly The Jeremy, the property has undergone a total transformation, taking its cues from the raw natural beauty of the Southern California landscape. The property will continue to be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm. When it comes to sustainable hospitality, 1 Hotels walks the walk. With an Energy Star score of 95, “1 WeHo” will be one of the most energy-efficient hotels in L.A. Among its property-wide conservation practices is the inclusion of...

Creative Systems Lighting Adds GyroShift Downlighting System

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF.—Hudson Valley Lighting Group’s Creative Systems Lighting (CSL) brand has a new line of high-performance and adjustable downlighting called GyroShift.  The GyroShift system is ideal in spaces that require precise lighting, such as restaurants, hotels, or retail stores. GyroShift allows side-by-side multiples to point their light beams in all directions, without fear of obstruction or interference on the back end. The GyroShift technology allows the fixtures’ backends to remain stationary while the proprietary CSL GyroShift optic focuses, shifts, shapes, and delivers up to 2200lm of light at targets up to 45 degrees from the nadir, all the...

Nora Lighting Introduces LED Tape Light Roll with Comfort Dim

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting introduces 24V Comfort Dim LED Tape Light, a new 16-foot roll that allows the user to gradually dim the color temperature from 3000K to 1800K. Comfort Dim efficiently dims and warms the light as power is reduced and the color temperature is changed from bright and crisp to warm and intimate on a gradual, even curve. Comfort Dim Tape Light creates a comfortable ambiance in cove, niche or under cabinet lighting for homes, restaurants, theaters, event venues, outdoor areas and other sites. Energy-efficient and with a low profile, Nora Comfort Dim Tape Light offers 170 lumens per foot (@3000K)...

Element by Westin Debuts in Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Last week, Element by Westin, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of Element Melbourne Richmond. Owned and developed by TRC (Aust), the hotel marks the debut of the Element brand in Australia and with it, the longer-stay brand’s signature eco-conscious ethos and commitment to helping healthy, active guests maintain a balanced lifestyle while traveling. “The launch of Element Melbourne Richmond marks a significant milestone for Marriott International, as the first of its kind in Australia,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International. “A recognized industry leader in the longer-stay eco space, Element Hotels promotes...

Lumileds Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a worldwide low-carbon economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions are contributing to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and wellness, supporting the company’s commitment to making the world safer, better and more beautiful with light. Lumileds follows a formalized sustainability agenda that identifies specific priorities and tracks progress. For example, in its global LED and automotive lighting operations, the company recently surpassed its 2020 operational goals relative to...

EarthTronics Introduces Vapor Tight LED Series with Sensor

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new line of IP65 wet location rated Vapor Tight LEDs with an integral microwave sensor to provide a low-cost solution for lighting parking garages, cold storage, walkways, stairwells, under canopy, exterior retail and other wet, dusty and dirty environments. The 48-inch long, Vapor Tight LEDs with the integral microwave sensor from EarthTronics are available in 30 and 40 watts, producing 4200 and 5600 lumens with a 150° beam angle. Both units feature a 5000K color temperature with a high 80+ CRI....

Les Jardins Solar Lighting Launches Contract Division

LOS ANGELES—Les Jardins Solar Lighting announced its new contract division in order to provide renewable energy powered lighting products for outdoor public spaces, restaurants, resorts, spas, multi-unit and hospitality projects. The contract support team invites designers, architects, landscapers and facility managers to work directly with Les Jardins Solar Lighting to specify and source their outdoor LED lighting requirements for ambiance, pathway and landscape applications. The durable, commercial-grade self-contained products from Les Jardins Solar Lighting require no in-ground installation, no wires and no power supply. They can be placed and moved at any time. The collections range from substantial outdoor lounge...

MaxLite Appoints Jeff Bristol as V.P. of Commercial, Industrial Sales

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of energy-efficient lighting solutions, announced the hiring of Jeff Bristol as Vice President of Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Sales. Bristol will assist in the acceleration of the company’s growth by focusing on broadening existing distributor and agent relationships, and forming productive new C&I partnerships across the U.S. and Canada. Bristol brings to the role more than 25 years of experience in sales management and lighting, including senior leadership of distribution, OEM and consumer sales channels. Prior to joining MaxLite, Bristol spent eight years as Vice President of Sales at Universal Lighting...