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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 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,...

American Lighting Introduces Hybrid 3 RGBW

DENVER—American Lighting, a leading manufacturer of high-quality lighting innovations for residential, commercial and specialty projects, introduces Hybrid 3 RGBW 120-volt DC reel, a fully encased tape light in sealed jacketing that performs in both indoor and outdoor wet location applications. With its superb lighting out and color changing capabilities, Hybrid 3 RGBW is ideal for hospitality, home theater and other various entertainment applications. Hybrid 3 RGBW delivers 105 lumens per foot, while consuming only 3 watts per foot. Its adjustable CCT of RGB+3000K allows the LEDs to be precisely set in a wide range of colors to optimize lighting environments. Hybrid...

Nomadix & Telkonet Create Smart Room Experiences for Hotel Guests

LOS ANGELES—Nomadix Inc​., a technology leader in hospitality and multi-tenant industries, and Telkonet, a leader of intelligent automation solutions designed to optimize comfort, operational analytics, and energy efficiency for commercial markets, announced a new integration to create smart in-room experiences for hotels and their guests. Guests can now use their voices to set Telkonet smart thermostats to their preferences, for comfort and accessibility, via Angie in-room voice assistants. The combined solution will be shown at HITEC Orlando, June 27 to 30, 2022, Nomadix booth #1617. Guests simply ask Angie to set a specific temperature, switch modes to cool or heat, or set...

Nora Lighting Expands LED Backlit Panels with Two Switches

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting introduces upgraded 120-347V LED Back-Lit Panels with two selectable switches. One switch controls the lumen output and another controls the color temperature, making nine fixtures in one. The panels are available in three sizes: 2’ x 2’ (3750lm), 1’ x 4’ (3650lm) and 2’ x 4’ (5700lm). The LED panels are designed for commercial applications, including retail showrooms, conference centers, offices, healthcare facilities, schools, gyms, hospitality venues and more. A warmer light (or lower Kelvin temperature) is often used in dining rooms or restaurants, while a cooler light (higher Kelvin temperature) promotes concentration in educational settings and...

EnOcean Presents Self-Powered Sensor Solutions for Smart Lighting

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—At Lightfair 2022 (June 21 to 23, Las Vegas) EnOcean, a world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology—where energy is obtained from the surroundings (motion, light, and temperature differences)—will present self-powered sensor and switch solutions that further drive the use of maintenance-free wireless controls in smart lighting systems and digitized buildings. Highlight of the show will be EnOcean’s extensive Easyfit product portfolio based on the company’s sustainable energy harvesting technology. At booth #1877, visitors to Lightfair can experience EnOcean’s Easyfit portfolio, which covers a full range of self-powered sensors and switches based on the EnOcean standard at...

What Are the Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Hospitality Industry?

NATIONAL REPORT—Ask a child to draw you a house and you’ll get something made up of rectangles and triangles. It’s still recognizable as a house you’d see on any street, but there’s nothing soft about it. Sharp edges and harsh lines dominate the majority of human architecture. It’s an effective form of construction, but it has left us decidedly disconnected from the natural world. This disconnect isn’t harmful, but as the world shifts toward a greener and more sustainable future, we’ve started taking more inspiration from nature. What is biophilic design and what are the benefits of this type of design...