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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.

Current by GE Announces Portfolio of New Product Releases

CHICAGO—Current, powered by GE unveiled a series of new products at LIGHTFAIR International in Chicago that significantly expand the company’s portfolio of retrofit, connected and specialized LED and controls offerings. The business is displaying several proprietary technologies that spotlight its continued focus on the digital transformation of lighting infrastructure. “We continue investing in cutting-edge lighting technology because it helps our customers solve problems while making their spaces more vibrant, inviting and productive,” said Melissa Wesorick, General Manager of LED Products & Technology for Current by GE. “The depth and breadth of our new products reflect our industry’s shift toward a...

MaxLite Announces 25th Anniversary

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite will celebrate its 25th year of manufacturing and marketing energy-efficient lighting solutions by showcasing a full portfolio of LED luminaires, lamps and lighting controls at LIGHTFAIR International 2018 (Booth 3633), May 8 to 10, in Chicago. One of the first companies in the industry to move into LED technology, MaxLite was founded in 1993 by President and CEO Yon Sung. Sung left the banking industry to follow his family roots in the lighting business, and formed MaxLite as a joint venture with his father’s South Korea-based fluorescent lighting company SK Enterprise Co. Ltd. He began MaxLite with...

Zenergy Brands Announces New Zero Cost Program

DALLAS—Zenergy Brands, Inc., a leading next-generation utility, announced that it is has landed several new clients this year, one of which is a new Zero Cost Program client—Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center. Through Zenergy’s Zero Cost Program, the company will be able to provide an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that will enable the Tanglewood facility to achieve its sustainability goals as well as have a positive impact on its bottom line. Situated on Lake Texoma, just north of the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, Tanglewood provides the perfect setting for both personal relaxation and business retreats. The hotel features 248...

HyCube Hydroponic Production System Launched at Orlando World Center Marriott

ORLANDO, FLA.—Eco Convergence Group, Inc. (ECG) unveiled the first HyCube modular hydroponic vegetable production system last Thursday at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The HyCube’s data-driven, precisely controlled, patent-pending hydroponic system is constructed in an illuminated modern structure right next to the hotel’s main kitchen. Orlando World Center Marriott is the first hotel to utilize the HyCube growing system, growing produce for its nine dining outlets and 450,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel’s Executive Chef Eric Martinez and his culinary team will have a constant bounty of fresh, healthy produce, such as lettuce, baby spinach, arugula,...

EarthTronics Introduces Vapor Tight LED Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new line of IP66 wet location rated Vapor Tight LEDs to provide a low-cost solution for lighting parking garages, cold storage, walkways, stairwells, under canopy, exterior retail and other wet, dusty and dirty environments. The 48-inch long, Vapor Tight LEDs from EarthTronics are available in 30 and 40 watts, producing 4200 and 5600 lumens with a 150° beam angle. Both units feature a 5000K color temperature with a high 80+ CRI. They have a 0-10 Volt dimming standard and will perform...

Wyndham Hotels Makes Big Commitment to Stay Well Rooms

It was about five and one-half years ago that “Stay Well” rooms first emerged in our industry at the MGM Grand. These rooms, created by Delos Living, LLC, include features designed to enhance overall health. From advanced air purification to dawn simulation, circadian rhythm lighting and a healthy mattress, the wellness features are specifically designed to allow rejuvenating sleep, deliver purified air, provide specially filtered water and protect guests against allergens and germs. Other hotel properties have since adopted Stay Well rooms, including some Marriotts but the rooms may have gotten their biggest boost yet at the recent Wyndham Hotel Group’s 2018...

LEDtronics Adds All-Weather Filament-look LED String Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its new All-Weather, UL-Listed Filament-look LED String Lights that answer the demands for brilliant, mood-setting lighting with all the benefits of energy-efficient LED technology. These versatile LED string lights are ideal for applications such as special outdoor occasions, garden or backyard parties, or providing a decorative flair to outdoor restaurant porches, shopping plazas, hotel pool areas, decks, driveways and patios, as well as for sign perimeter lighting. The 48-foot, IP65-rated waterproof black string cord holds 24 1.5-watt S14 LED lamps with a bulb separation of 2 feet. It features industrial-grade outer neoprene rubber sockets that endure years of...

MaxLite Adds Universal Commercial Downlight

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Building on its portfolio of LED products designed to save installers time and money, MaxLite introduces the Universal Commercial Downlight Fixture as the simple and economical way to add high quality recessed lighting to commercial spaces. Designed with a universal voltage driver and integrated wire whip, the Energy Star certified downlight eliminates the need for a traditional recessed downlight frame in new construction and retrofit projects. The fixture simply gets wired and placed into the ceiling—no can, bulb or extra labor required. MaxLite offers the Universal Commercial Downlight in 6- and 8-inch diameters, and color temperatures of 3000K...

Access Fixtures Introduces 72 and 90-Inch VAND LED Bollard Lights

WORCESTER, MASS.—In their continued effort to provide versatile, cutting-edge, and high-performance lighting solutions, Access Fixtures announces brand-new, vandal-proof LED bollard landscape lighting fixtures. The most unique part: These units stand strong at 72" (six feet) and 90" (seven and a half feet). These LED bollard landscape lighting fixtures are taller siblings to the existing 40.8-inch VAND units and have all the same advantages: A lens-free design, IP65-protected LEDs, die-cast aluminum housings, 8" diameters, and three Kelvin options. Using just 35 total light source watts, the new 72 and 90-inch VAND LED bollard landscape lighting fixtures are IP65-rated, meaning they are...

EarthTronics Introduces High-Definition Adjustable LED

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new LED Color Changing Panels with a unique high-definition color tunable design to precisely adjust both the color temperature and the light level in office, retail, educational and commercial applications. The LED Color Changing Panels can be fine-tuned from a warm 3000K color experience to a cool, natural 5000K color. The panels can be easily addressed and linked together in several configurations with one control capable of operating up to 250 fixtures. Light level can be adjusted from a smart phone...