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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.

LEDtronics Expands Its Decorative LED Post Top Series

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announced two new additions to its series of Decorative LED Post Top Fixtures—a low-power circular design and a high voltage option. They’re a perfect fit for parking lots, walkways, sidewalks and area lighting, while also giving a location a modern and attractive look. The PTF000 post top fixture is perfect for walkways and pathways, while the new high-voltage version PTF001 is primarily designed for parking lots. Both fixtures are also ideal lighting solutions for pathways. The PTF000 fixture consumes only 70 watts but replaces metal-halide/HPS lamps up to 300 watts. It operates in an input voltage range of 100...

The Environmental Impact of Fuel Cell Candle Use

NATIONAL REPORT—Humans strive to make life easy. It’s this desire to do less labor that, over our existence, has driven our imagination to invent more efficient ways of completing various tasks ranging from eating to traveling to communicating. Yet our advancement is a double-edged sword. As of recently, especially within the last 100 years, we’ve begun to learn the true consequences that our developments bring with them now. We’ve seen that, in many cases, those very same innovations advancing our species are destroying the planet we live on. One such invention, and likely the most prominent one seen in...

Nora Lighting Offers Ari LED Step Lights

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s Ari LED Step Lights feature a modern, screwless face plate with three mounting styles: vertical, horizontal and field-interchangeable. Ari is available in 2.5W LED or 5W LED (30 to 80 lms) and can be installed indoors or out. The fixtures improve lighting around stairways, patios, balconies or outdoor walkways. They save up to 80 percent in energy costs when compared to 10W incandescent step lights, and are cETLus listed for wet locations. A scoop reflector produces maximum illumination without a diode image and a non-dimmable driver is integrated and embedded. Color temperatures include 3000K or 4000K CCT with...

LEDVANCE Unveils SYLVANIA Natural Series of LEDs

WILMINGTON, MASS.—In the heart of the fashionable Garment District in New York City, LEDVANCE LLC, the makers of SYLVANIA general lighting, announced its new SYLVANIA Natural Series of LED lighting products with TruWave Technology. This LED portfolio offers the best alternative to natural light by mimicking the natural light spectrum to deliver Natural Light for Natural Living. In addition to supporting an improved sleep/wake cycle, this robust industry-first LED portfolio delivers superior dimming and less intense blue light for reduced eye strain. It also helps you see realistic vivid colors and enhance your color experience with high CRI and...

MaxLite Releases JA8 Listed G9 Base Lamp

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Adding to a comprehensive portfolio of LED products that support California Title 24 residential lighting applications, MaxLite introduces new JA8 listed G9 base lamps for use in miniature decorative luminaires. Available in 2700K and 3000K color temperatures, MaxLite G9 base lamps consume just four watts of power and emit 400 lumens of light (an output equivalent to that of a 40-watt incandescent bulb). UL listed, enclosed-rated and dimmable, the lamps measure approximately two inches long, making them ideal replacements for halogen bulbs in chandeliers, bath bars, wall sconces and other decorative luminaires. These price-effective miniature LED lamps are...

Waterpark Giant Great Wolf Resorts Getting Greener One Phase at a Time

CHICAGO—A year and a half ago, Great Wolf Resorts announced it would replace plastic straws at all 17 of its indoor water park resorts with more environmentally friendly paper straws. That step completed by the end of 2018 stopped more than 5 million plastic straws from entering local landfills annually. Bob Holesko, Corporate Director of Engineering at Great Wolf Resorts, said there were very few complaints about the switch. Eliminating plastic straws is just one of many of the steps Great Wolf Resorts has taken to reduce its environmental impact as part of its Green Wolf program. Great Wolf Resorts...

Eversource, Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa Partner on Upgrades

MANCHESTER, N.H.—In an effort to save on energy costs and reduce its impact on the environment, the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is building on its energy efficiency partnership with Eversource with plans to continue upgrades over the next few years. When guests visit the iconic Whitefield resort, they often have an unforgettable experience surrounded by the White Mountains of New Hampshire—but what they might not realize is this energy efficiency partnership with Eversource is saving the award-winning hotel more than $22,000 a year while also reducing its carbon emissions. “With the average U.S. hotel spending more than $2,000...

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...