Connecticut La Quinta Inn & Suites retrofitted with Xeleum LED lighting

March 12, 2014
Danbury Connecticut. La Quinta Inn & Suites in Danbury Connecticut announced today that Xeleum Lighting has been selected to convert its existing fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lighting to LEDs in its 135 room hotel facility.

The retrofit involves over 600 fixture and lamps that are being converted to LEDs in hallways, entry ways, stairwells and public areas including restrooms, gym, laundry room, maintenance room areas and closets. LED product types to be installed include stairwell fixtures, MR16 lamps, recessed fixtures, LED tubes, hallway sconces, plus 1x4, 2x2 and 2x4 Titanium troffers. In most areas the lighting runs 24/7 at full brightness.
Mehrdad Ghalebi, Xeleum President stated, “We are very happy that La Quinta Inn & Suites in Danbury has selected Xeleum products for its conversion from fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lighting to LEDs.” He added “Although this conversion involves a wide variety of our lamps, tubes and fixtures, we fully expect the installation to be straightforward with all lighting fully operational in the very near future.”

Scott Stuart, Director of Operations stated, “Once these new LEDs are fully installed, we are expecting our lighting energy usage to be reduced by over 50%, resulting in a payback period of about 22 months. We are projecting a positive monthly cash flow even through the finance period and a five year savings of over $308,000. Additional benefits include far better illumination in these public and storage areas as well as not having to worry about changing lamps or lighting fixtures for a very long time.”

About Xeleum
For over 25 years, Xeleum has been designing and manufacturing lighting and other electronic products for distribution under numerous major brands, as well as its own brand, through commercial, industrial and residential sales channels. It is an ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 13485 certified manufacturer with its world headquarters located in Mount Kisco, New York.

About La Quinta Hotel in Danbury Connecticut
This fully renovated hotel offers comfort to both corporate and leisure travelers. Its location just off I-84 in Danbury Connecticut provides easy access to Western Connecticut State University, shopping at Danbury Fair Mall, boating on Candlewood Lake or hiking at Tarrywile Park. Corporate guests are close to IBM, Pitney Bowes, Praxair and ATMI.

In addition to free wireless high speed Internet availability in all guestrooms and throughout the hotel, every room features its own microwave and mini fridge, as well as coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Additional features include a 24-hour business center, seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness room, and guest laundry. Its meeting facilities can accommodate up to 50 guests for an intimate celebration or meeting.

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Danbury hotel was recently named a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award winner.


George Palmiero