Salish Lodge & Spa completes lighting project with Seattle LED

April 28, 2011
Date Announced: 28 Apr 2011 Snoqualmie, WA – Salish Lodge & Spa has completed an extensive lighting project with Seattle LED. Through the replacement of incandescent PAR, MR-16 and A19 lamps with LED, Salish is expected to save 75,083 kilowatt hours a year and reduce annual electricity costs by $6,073. Seattle LED worked closely with the Engineering Department at the lodge to provide demonstration lamps and ensure that proper color temperature was specified and that light levels would be maintained. Only lamps that had undergone rigorous third party testing and could qualify for incentive funding from the local utility were selected for use in this project. Including incentive funding the project has an energy savings based return on investment of just 16 months.In addition to saving energy, Salish is also expected to realize tremendous maintenance savings. LED lamps provide effective lighting levels even after 50,000 hours of use which is approximately ten times the life of incandescent products. Long lamp life is particularly beneficial in areas of the lodge that are difficult to access, such as high ceilings or stairwells that require scaffolding to replace burned out incandescent bulbs.In March 2010, Salish launched new green initiatives across the property as part of the Greening Washington’s Lodging Industry year-long pilot program, spearheaded by the Washington Lodging Association and funded by a Public Participation Grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. As part of their ongoing commitment toward environmental stewardship, additional energy conservation considerations are being reviewed by the lodge. Seattle LED is proud to have assisted Salish Lodge & Spa in becoming one of the first lodging facilities in the Pacific Northwest to realize the unprecedented green benefits of LED lighting.About Salish Lodge & Spa:Consistently ranked among the best small resorts in the world, the AAA Four Diamond Salish Lodge & Spa overlooks the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls. This iconic Pacific Northwest lodge offers regionally-inspired treatments at the world-renowned spa, indigenous Northwest cuisine in The Dining Room, an award-winning wine list and a variety of recreational activities. Nestled in Washington’s picturesque Cascade Mountains, each of its 89 recently renovated guest rooms has a wood-burning fireplace, two-person whirlpool tub, goose-down comforter, feather bed and balcony or window seat. The resort is located 30 minutes east of downtown Seattle and within 40 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Salish Lodge & Spa is managed and operated by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality, Inc. For more information or reservations, please call 800-2-SALISH or visit About Seattle LED:Based in Redmond WA, Seattle LED Corporation supplies lighting products and project management services that allow our clients to reduce energy costs and reach their environmental goals by utilizing cutting edge lighting technology. Specializing in both interior and high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures found in parking lots and industrial applications, Seattle LED offers a complete line of products to serve our diverse customer base.

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