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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.

Lighting

Home Lighting
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.

Aramark Global HQ Receives LEED Certification

PHILADELPHIA—Aramark announced that its global headquarters office space, located in Philadelphia, has received LEED Silver certification, by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), for its sustainable workspace design and construction. The building is certified under the LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) rating system, which encourages the design and construction of commercial interiors that are good for people and the planet. Earlier, the 2400 Market Street building, owned by a joint venture of The Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds and PMC Property Group, was initially awarded LEED Gold certification as a new construction project. Both certifications underscore Aramark’s sustainability...

Let There be Light…But Not Too Much

Does your property light pollute? Perhaps you have not even thought about it but light pollution, as defined by the International Dark-Sky Assn., is “the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light.” A big thank you to UpSpring PR for making me aware of some of the issues related to light pollution and what can be done to minimize it. They cited four expert opinions in their recent e-mail to me. (To see how bad light pollution is near you, check out the NASA Blue Marble Navigator.) In a nutshell, light pollution can have many negative impacts on wildlife and...

EarthTronics Introduces EarthBulb Smart LED Lighting Series

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its high efficiency EarthBulb Smart LED Lighting Series that enables users to easily control ambiance and comfort through a wide range of white light and colors, while providing energy savings and security. The EarthBulb Smart LED Series includes the 9-watt A19 LED and the 8-watt BR30 LED, delivering 800 and 650 lumens with a high 90 CRI. Both LEDs are powered by the Tuya Smart App, available from Google Play or the App Store, to control white light from 2200K warm...

Entrepreneur Develops Elite Room Concept for COVID-19 World

DENVER—Scott Milne*, Lead Energy Auditor and Commercial Consultant for Denver-based Rocky Mountain Efficiency Group, has launched the Elite Room concept to give hoteliers—“even the Days Inns of the World are looking for a solution,” he says—a leg up on their competition in the race to provide the safest and cleanest rooms for guests. “You have got to make people think your guestrooms are cleaner than their own home,” says Milne, a LEED GA. Now available, the Elite Room package consists of elements ranging from air purification to room disinfection to filtering chlorine from the shower you bathe in. “I came up...

Nora Emergency Light Available with Wet Location Enclosure

COMMERCE, CA—Nora Lighting’s Compact Dual-Head LED Emergency Light is now available as Model NEG-602 with a waterproof, vandal-resistant enclosure. With the enclosure, the fixture is suitable for wet location installations and is 5VA flame retardant. During a power failure, the glare-free luminaire provides 90 minutes of light from two adjustable LED heads with 6000K, powered by a NiCad 3.6V 3W battery. It is capable of housing an extra battery to power an additional remote emergency light. Lumen options range from standard 75lm (1W) to high output 250lm (4W). Self-diagnostic/self-testing functions are optional. White or black finishes are available, and the light...

New LED Intigo Omni-Directional 35W Lamp

FORT MILL, S.C.—HyLite announced the New Intigo Omni-Directional 35W Lamp. This new lamp is a high-quality LED Retrofit Solution that replaces traditional 175W MH/HPS lamps. The HyLite LED Intigo Omni-Directional 35W Lamp enhances vision for better optical acuity, and provides clean, crisp light. Suitable for fully enclosed fixtures, its compact size makes it the ideal replacement for CFL, MV, HID, and HPS Lamps in existing fixtures. The Omni-Directional 35W Lamp comes standard with 3,000⁰K and 5,000⁰K and products with 2,400⁰K-6,500⁰K are available as Special Orders only. Designed for easy installation in new fixtures or existing luminaires, HyLite LED Intigo Omni-Directional...

Nora Lighting Now Offering Lutron Ecosystem Drivers

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Lutron Hi-lume EcoSystem Drivers are now available for Nora Lighting’s small aperture 2” and 4” Iolite LED Downlights. The specified drivers include Soft-on and Fade-to-Black features that allow smooth, flicker-free dimming from 100 percent down to 1 percent or 0.1 percent. The light source fades smoothly between 0 percent and 1 percent when turned on and off for an incandescent-like effect. Lutron drivers can be linked to the Lutron Quantum Total Light Management system to monitor lighting power consumption. Additionally, the drivers can be integrated into a planned or existing EcoSystem or Vive lighting control solution for guaranteed dimming performance,...

MaxLite Launches Slim Flood Lights as Exterior Lighting Range

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Delivering a wealth of features in a compact and competitively-priced package, MaxLite introduces the Slim Flood Light Series for security, signage, landscape, and general-purpose floodlighting applications. Designed as a complete distributor stock solution, this versatile floodlighting family offers CCT selectability, multiple mountings, narrow to wide beam spreads, and photocell options to suit contractors’ every installation need. The series includes four housing sizes that deliver outputs from 1,590 to 13,180 lumens across the range (15W, 29W, 50W, 70/90W). Higher wattage models are CCT selectable, enabling customers to choose from 3000K, 4000K or 5000K in a single product. Lower wattages...

Nora Lighting Introduces iPOINT LED Monopoint

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s new adjustable iPOINT LED Monopoint features a miniature canopy and contemporary cone or cylinder designs. iPOINT pinpoints the light source towards a specific art, cabinet display or architectural feature. Cones and cylinders are both available in 1” and 2” diameters with black or matte powder white finish. A black reflector insert is also offered for a two-toned black/white appearance. iPOINT rotates 359° and adjusts up to 90°. Three field-changeable optics are included (spot, narrow flood, and flood). iPOINT requires a Nora Iolite recessed housing and can be installed in new construction or remodeling application without screws or large...

How Lighting Control Contributes to Sustainability in Hospitality

There are many sides to sustainability. The concept is most associated with being earth-friendly: mindful use of renewable resources, attentive recycling practices, and limiting energy use in an effort to put less stress on the environment. In the hospitality industry, sustainability generally refers to sourcing green materials and engaging in energy-efficient practices, from recommending the reuse of towels—the better to save water and power—to shutting down conference rooms when not in use. But sustainability is also about putting people first. In the hospitality industry, this attitude comes naturally: the guest experience is always the priority. Nevertheless, lighting control is often overlooked as...