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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.

Nora Lighting’s M2 Mini LED Downlight Requires No Housing

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting introduces the M2 Series with a mini 2” aperture downlight or adjustable gimbal. Designed for easy installation, the M2 does not require a housing unit; it is outfitted with a prewired junction box that includes a quick connect to the LED fixture. The M2 is IC- and air-tight rated for remodel and new construction applications and an optional new construction frame-in plate is available. The downlight has a deep 2.5” regression while the gimbal trim offers a maximum adjustability of 25°. M2 delivers 400lm (6W) or 650lm (8W) and is offered in 2700K or 3000K at 90+CRI. Die-cast...

Awair Adds Light & Noise Tracking to Enterprise Indoor Air Quality Monitor

SAN FRANCISCO—Awair, the creators of intelligent air quality monitoring solutions, announced that Awair Omni, the company’s enterprise air quality monitor, now tracks light and noise levels in addition to air quality. Thanks to this new functionality, facility owners, building managers, realtors and other professionals will be able to track light and noise levels in a way that benefits employees, tenants, customers and other occupants. This new addition makes Omni one of the few devices available that tracks tenant wellness through a variety of factors, incorporating light, noise and air quality into its monitoring to create healthier, more productive spaces. Importance...

Why Rechargeable Candles are Better for the Environment…and Your Bottom Line

NATIONAL REPORT—Rechargeable, “flameless” LED candles have been around for quite some time but technological advances, design improvements and environmental and economic awareness have made them the preferred choice for thousands of hoteliers and restaurateurs.The environmental impact of the burning and disposing of wax candles is significant. According to The Amazing Flameless Candle, a 48-table restaurant will go through 122,000 tea lights, 61,000 votives or 17,000 non-recyclable, oil saturated plastic fuel cell containers over five years as compared to just 48 flameless candles.In addition to the waste-related costs associated with disposable candles, there...

Miller Lighting Strengthens Corn Lights, LED Paddle Product Lines

PHOENIX—Miller O.E.M. Supplies Inc./Miller Lighting Products, a supplier of lighting and electrical components and accessories, has strengthened its LED Corn lights and LED paddle product line with the latest higher lumen retrofit line. The company’s LED products have higher lumens—they can offer 2500K soft white light up to 10,000 Kelvin Cool white. “Our lumens are 33 percent to 45 percent higher output than most on the market,” says the company’s Gil Miller. The LED products can be used in flood lights, light lantern fixtures, post top fixtures, bollards, wall packs, high bays, shoeboxes, and garage light canopy fixtures. A five year...

Humanscale’s Nova Task Light Wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

NEW YORK—Nova, a new task light from Humanscale, was awarded the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD receives over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries each year. This year, Humanscale’s Nova task light won over the 67-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. Nova is the latest of seven Humanscale products to win the award. Previous Humanscale products awarded this honor are the Freedom chair, Float, Diffrient Smart, M2 Monitor Arm, Diffrient Work Light II, and Switch...

American Industrial Completes Acquisition of Current, Powered by GE

BOSTON—GE announced it has completed the sale of its Current, powered by GE business unit to American Industrial Partners (AIP), a New York-based private equity firm focused on buying, improving and growing industrial businesses. Financial details were not disclosed. Current’s portfolio spans LED and traditional lighting solutions, along with a wide variety of intelligent controls, sensors and software. The business delivers energy savings and operational productivity for its customers, which include commercial offices, retail stores, industrial facilities and cities. Under a long-term licensing agreement, Current will continue using the GE brand on its products and services moving forward. “Three and a half years ago, we formed Current...

EarthTronics Introduces New LED Mini Wall Pack

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new LED Mini Wall Pack to provide additional lighting options for exterior, wide-flood area illumination for commercial, industrial and municipal facilities. Now available in 12 watts, the LED Mini Wall Pack delivers 1,590 lumens in a compact 8.7” x 5.25” x 2.66” durable bronze powder-coated, aluminum alloy housing. Its 4000K color temperature and high 80+ CRI offers improved visual acuity and efficient performance. Plus, the 12-watt fixture comes with an installed dusk to dawn sensor. This new LED Mini Wall Pack...

Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report

NATIONAL REPORT—As reported on Green Lodging News, the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AHLA) has released the results of its 2018 Lodging Survey. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR. The survey is funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation. The survey included all properties in the United States with 10 or more guestrooms—nearly 56,000 U.S. properties. With just under 11,500 responses, the overall survey completion rate for the 2018 survey was 21 percent, a gain of six percentage points from 2016. Nine questions fell under “Sustainability,” but other...

Three Questions to Ask if Solar Powered LED Lights are Best for Your Business

It’s clear to many, especially in the lodging and hotel business, that the effort to “go green” has been greater than ever. With the rising costs of energy, the biggest effort is to find renewable, cheap energy that hotels can rely on for decades. The daily use of electricity, water, heat, lighting, and whatever else a tenant or guest may need can make significant use of the most abundant energy source that everyone benefits from daily: the sun. Using renewable energy lowers costs, ensures continued business success, and keeps guests happy without cutting corners in order to set competitive...

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining options and welcoming accommodations. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR, renowned for providing premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for...