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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.

University of Oregon Publishes White Paper on Light, Views, & the Workplace Experience

EUGENE, ORE.—The University of Oregon (UO) published a new white paper, “The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.”* The paper concludes that daylit spaces with controlled lighting and views can improve occupant well-being, workplace productivity, and satisfaction by positively influencing various physiological and psychological processes. Lighting and views also impact property value and employee recruitment and retention. Light and the visual environment impact nearly every facet of an employee’s life. Lighting directly influences mood and performance during the day and the quality of sleep at night. As new evidence expands the understanding of how specific...

MaxLite Adds Improved 10-Year Warranty Coverage on C&I LED Fixtures

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite proudly announces the launch of WarrantyMax, a comprehensive service program that gives lighting customers automatic 10-year warranty coverage on most commercial and industrial LED fixtures. This initiative provides MaxLite customers with the highest levels of quality assurance and value across a broad range of commercial and industrial indoor and outdoor fixtures. The WarrantyMax program, which took effect July 22, 2019, offers automatic coverage—no registration or minimum product purchase required—with longer product operating hours and a wider ambient temperature range. The 10-year warranty covers materials and workmanship from the earlier of the actual installation date or 90 days after...

Inn at Moonlight Beach Becomes First in World Awarded Well Certification

ENCINITAS, CALIF.—The Inn at Moonlight Beach announced that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level by the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Going a step further than LEED certification, the prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard (WELL), which is the premier building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and wellness through the buildings where we live, work and play. The Inn, an intimate 4,000 square foot boutique hotel on a third of an acre lot, is nestled in a residential neighborhood in historical downtown Encinitas, a short...

Parisian Macao Achieves LEED Silver Certification for Its Environmental Sustainability

MACAO—The Parisian Macao has earned a LEED Silver certification for the entirety of its operation, in the building design and construction (BD+C) category for new construction projects—making it the first integrated resort in Macao to do so. LEED is an industry-leading environmental sustainability rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Its stringent standards of quality and integrity address sustainability categories ranging from energy and water efficiency to waste management, purchasing, and indoor air quality. Many of The Parisian Macao’s comprehensive sustainability initiatives represent new features previously not seen in Macao or in an integrated resort of its scale...

Nora Lighting AC Opal Series Now Available in Three Sizes

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s low profile, surface-mounted AC Opal LED Series is now offered in three sizes: 4”, 6” and 8”. Models range from 1” to 1 3/4” in depth, and the low profile cULus-listed fixture is ideal for bathrooms, laundries, utility areas, pantries, closets, showers and more. AC Opal does not require a driver and mounts easily over a standard 4” J-Box, even pancake-type fixture boxes in retrofits or new construction. The fixture is dimmable and produces even illumination with 650lm to 2000lm (10.5W to 32W) at 90+CRI. A white polymer lens diffuser eliminates LED diode images. Color temperatures are offered from...

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)...