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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.

Tivoli Lighting Introduces Flex 120 Linear LED Strip

TUSTIN, CALIF.—With more than 50 years of innovation and linear lighting leadership, Tivoli Lighting introduces the Flex 120, a low profile, exterior-rated linear LED strip available in multiple color temperatures offering 180-foot electrical runs for custom interior and exterior applications. Its high lumen output and efficacy, along with a low profile of 0.61-inch width and 0.26-inch depth, make Flex 120 ideal for cove, millwork, signage, and many other interior and exterior applications. Flex 120 is available in 2400K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, 5000K, providing 390, 430, 460, 480, 500 and 500 lumens per foot respectively with an efficacy ranging from...

Acuity Brands Announces 2021 EarthLIGHT Report

ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc., a market-leading industrial technology company, announced it has published its third annual EarthLIGHT Report, highlighting its Fiscal Year 2021 accomplishments and ongoing progress on its initiatives. EarthLIGHT—a central tenet of Acuity’s strategy—reflects its comprehensive approach to manage, organize and report Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) topics. Through EarthLIGHT, Acuity improves its performance, increases transparency, and better highlights results on its numerous ESG priorities. “We are committed to lessening our carbon footprint and helping our customers do the same,” said Neil M. Ashe, Chairman, President and CEO of Acuity Brands. “We are reducing waste, lowering costs, minimizing carbon impacts,...

Clean Lighting Coalition Calls for Phase Out of Mercury in Lighting by 2025

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A report released by the Clean Lighting Coalition highlights the environmental and health risks posed when fluorescent lamps break, especially to vulnerable populations. The report provides concrete steps government, industry, consumers, and others, like childcare providers, can take to accelerate the transition to LED lighting, which is mercury-free, more energy-efficient, more cost-effective, and widely available. To mitigate the risks posed by mercury, the Coalition is calling on the Biden Administration to support the global phase-out of fluorescent lighting by 2025 at the upcoming meeting of the United Nation’s Minamata Convention on Mercury in March 2022. Furthermore, the Coalition notes that phasing out fluorescent lighting...

One of the Hotel Marcel’s Unique Systems: Power over Ethernet Automated Roller Window Shades

NATIONAL REPORT—With so many varieties and technologies to choose from, choosing the right shades for your hotel may not be an easy one. Cost may ultimately guide your decision but so too must the extent to which to filter light, UV rays, and heat. You can go basic with manual roller shades or choose from a variety of motorized, automated, or programmable shades that one can control from the guestroom or the front desk. Increasingly, shade manufacturers are getting increasingly creative in how they deliver the best guest experience while reducing energy and overall costs at the same time....

Nora Lighting Adds Can-less Commercial Grade LED Downlight

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s new tunable white Theia is a can-less, commercial-grade LED downlight that features an integral CCT switch on the junction box to field select color temperature for a warm or cool ambiance. Temperatures include (warm to cool): 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K or 5000K. Theia does not require a housing and the pre-wired junction box and quick connect allow faster installations in new construction or remodel applications. The fixture is particularly well-suited for multi-family residences or shallow plenums. The luminaire is IC Air-Tight rated and is available in three sizes and three outputs: 4” (950lm); 6” (1400lm); and 8” (2100lm)....

Associated Luxury Hotels International Partners with Delos

DALLAS—Associated Luxury Hotels International, a global sales force dedicated to connecting luxury independent hotels with meeting professionals, joined forces with Delos, a global wellness and real estate technology company, to be the first to bring the Delos Wellness Accreditation for Meetings and Events to market. This inaugural offering, focused on bringing awareness to the value of wellness practices in meetings and conventions, is the first credential program under the ALHI x Delos partnership, with additional advanced training options planned in the future. “Wellness around meetings goes well beyond the Protocols that have become part of our vernacular,” said ALHI President and...

MaxLite Introduces M Series Product Family for Outdoor Lighting Market

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite announces the launch of the M Series product family, which provides tremendous versatility for outdoor lighting applications. M Series is an innovative product that covers three categories with one design solution. It is well suited for design-build, architectural, commercial, value engineering and government projects, as well as some stock and flow markets. The M Series is a modular design and can combine common components to create the exact model needed for various applications. Instead of making changes in the field, the factory can quickly cater the fixture with simple changes to mountings and lenses, without the usual long...

GE Current Announces Plan to Acquire Hubbell Commercial

CLEVELAND, OHIO—GE Current, a Daintree company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Hubbell Inc. to acquire Hubbell’s commercial and industrial (C&I) lighting business to create a premier end-to-end lighting solutions business. The Hubbell C&I lighting business, based in Greenville, S.C., is a leading provider of professional lighting, lighting controls and connected lighting. The business offers a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor lighting products for industrial, commercial, and institutional applications. The Hubbell C&I lighting business has a strong collection of trusted brands including Area Architectural Lighting, Beacon, Litecontrol, Kim, Columbia, Prescolite, Alera, Dual-Lite, Compass, Hubbell Outdoor...

Advantages of LED Tube Lights Over Fluorescent Tube Lights

NATIONAL REPORT—The lighting of commercial and residential areas used to take a lot of planning for years. Most people were stuck with Linear Fluorescent Lamps (LFLs) and for a good reason. First, they provide high-quality light output; they are efficient and last for a long time. The T8 lamps used about 40 percent less energy than the old T12 lamps, which are being phased out. Now a new player has arrived in the field of commercial lighting, promising higher efficiency: the linear LED tube T8. The 4ft 8T LED tube light is found to save a lot of energy...

EarthTronics Adds LED Canopy Color Selectable Series

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new versatile LED Canopy Color Selectable Series available in three colors and three wattage options to deliver superior illumination. Ideal for entry ways, parking garages, low bay areas and perimeter lighting, the LED Canopy Color Selectable Series lights can easily be switched to provide 3000K, 4000K or 5000K correlated color temperature (CCT) during installation. All offer a high 80+ CRI for improved visual acuity. The color selectable temperatures offer facility and building managers the opportunity to match existing HID lamps,...