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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.

EarthTronics Introduces Line of LED Backup Drivers

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its line of LED Backup Drivers to regulate the power supplied to the LED fixture to ensure that lighting is promptly, automatically provided when power fails for people to evacuate safely in a suitable time in the event of an emergency. The backup drivers regulate the power supplied insuring that the fixture can provide egress lighting to meet local codes. When the power goes out, the emergency driver detects the AC power outage and automatically switches to the working emergency mode...

Nora Lighting Iolite MLS Now Available with Trimless Appearance

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s award-winning Iolite LED Multiple Lighting System (MLS) is now available in both a flanged style or trimless model with a contemporary, knife-edged appearance. The Iolite MLS series has one to three independently adjustable and interchangeable heads. Each head offers three reflector types, three optics and three finishes for custom applications. Reflectors include a fixed downlight, adjustable snoot, and wall wash; finishes include black, haze or matte powder white. Iolite fixtures deliver over 1,000 lumens per head and color temperatures range from 2700K to 5000K at 90+ CRI. Comfort Dim (warm dim) is an option. Iolite MLS housings are rated...

MaxLite Names New Representatives in Key Sales Territories

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite announces the appointment of two new agents to represent its award-winning portfolio of energy-efficient lighting solutions and 10-year warranty program. Effective January 1, 2021, Midwest Equipment Company Inc. will represent MaxLite in Iowa and far western Illinois, expanding its presence to more customers in the territory. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and with sales personnel located throughout the region, Midwest Equipment has more than 80 years of experience serving the electrical market. The Midwest Equipment team may be reached at (319) 892-3406 or www.midwestequipmentco.com. Liberty Electric Products will continue the growth and expansion of the MaxLite line in...

Hotel Marcel—An Important Project to Watch in the New Year

In next week’s column I will be highlighting the 10 most read Green Lodging News articles of 2020. It will be interesting to see how many had to do with COVID-19. While the article I just posted on Hotel Marcel may not make it because of its posting late in the year, it certainly deserves consideration as one of the most important hotel stories of both this year and 2021. Be sure to read the article. Hotel Marcel is the project of architect Bruce Becker, Founder and Director of Becker + Becker, Westport, Conn. Becker purchased the New Haven, Conn. building...

Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—When the Hotel Marcel opens next summer in New Haven, Conn., it will be a shining example of sustainability and what every hotel could and should be. The 165-room boutique hotel will be the result of the renovated Armstrong Rubber Company Building, aka Pirelli Building, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1967. It will be run by 100 percent solar power, meet net-zero energy standards, and will target LEED Platinum certification. There will be many other bells and whistles that will make the building highly efficient. Hotel Marcel is the project of Bruce Becker, Founder and Director of...

EarthTronics Adds ‘Plug and Play’ Type A & Direct Wire UL Type B Lamps

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, has added new “plug and play” Type A and direct wire UL Type B lamps in a range of wattages, color temperatures and sizes to its high efficiency T8 LED products lines, all featuring over 80+ CRI (color rendering index). New to the EarthTronics UL Type A lamp product line is the next generation 48” T8 LED that consumes only 14 watts to produce 2200 lumens. The LT81440G9 and LT81450G9 lamps feature 4000K and 5000K color temperatures. Designed for use on dimming fluorescent ballasts...

Nora Lighting’s LED Retrofit Includes 12 Reflector Styles

COMMERCE, CALIF.—The Pearl, Nora Lighting’s newest LED retrofit downlight, is offered in 4” round or square apertures and delivers over 1000 lumen LED output for brighter illumination in residential or light commercial installations. The modern, modular fixture also features an array of 12 reflector styles and 10 finishes to suit all design criteria. Pearl is cULus classified for use in most existing IC or non-IC housings and also compatible with shallow plenum housings. Luminaires are Energy Star certified, Title 24 JA8-2019 and wet location rated. Each retrofit includes field changeable optics (spot, narrow flood, and flood) to customize the luminaires per application....

Acclaim Lighting Introduces Adapt Cove LED Cove Light

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, introduces Adapt Cove, a low power, high output, dimmable LED cove light that features Acclaim’s new ColorSwitch technology. ColorSwitch allows for manual onboard selection of multiple color temperatures of white, including 2200K, 2700K, 3000K, and 3500K for architectural lighting applications. Available in compact, low-profile 1- and 4-foot sections to fit into very tight spaces, Adapt Cove enables long runs of up to 80' feet in a series and can be dimmed from 0 to 100 percent via 0 to 10V sink. The unit delivers up to 450 lumens while...

Twenty Shipping Containers Comprise Highly Innovative Geneseo Inn

PASO ROBLES, CALIF.—Open since June, the luxury boutique Geneseo Inn in Paso Robles, Calif., is one of a number of lodging establishments in the United States built using steel shipping containers—in this case shipping containers from the Port of Los Angeles. Walter Scott Perry of Ecotech Design was the architect of the eight B&B units that sit eight feet above the vines on Cass Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard. The inn also includes a reception area. There is no parking lot for visitors to Geneseo Inn. Each B&B sits above covered parking and the surrounding vineyards. This was done to...

Amerlux’s Curvano Puts ‘Arch’ in Architectural Lighting

OAKLAND, N.J.—Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, launched a groundbreaking set of LED linear lighting solutions that gift wraps creative freedom so architects and designers can let their ceiling lighting design flow with the grace and bends of a scenic river—in standard and custom-request offering. Curvano offers a 2.5" aperture in recessed and pendant mount as well as direct and direct/indirect with five curved-diameter corner options and three circular selections. Paired with its superior color-rendering capabilities up to 4000K and 90 CRI, this latest addition to Amerlux’s linear slot offering provides the autonomy to add stunning dimension and comfortable, flexible...