When it comes to lighting such a prestigious hotel as the Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon, there are a large number of factors involved. How do you choose lighting that is energy efficient whilst complementing the hotel's feeling of luxury, comfort, elegance and sophistication?
The electricity consumed in lighting represents a significant proportion of the total energy consumed in a hotel. Its contribution to the establishment’s total energy consumption fluctuates between 12% and 18%. So in the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon Philips MASTER LEDlamps were used in all the light fittings, especially in places where the atmosphere created by the lighting is important, such as the corridors, rooms and reception. A total of 6,330 MASTER LEDspots have been installed.
One of the advantages of these lamps is that, in addition to the warm colour temperature (2,700K), they can also be dimmed, ideal characteristics for creating attractive and inviting surroundings.
Another benefit is the fact that in places where 35W halogen spots were installed previously it is possible to increase the amount of light, with the same number of light points, at the same time as reducing energy consumption by approximately 80%. With an initial investment of € 189.900 and a 9-month payback period, serious energy savings are achieved within a short space of time. It is no longer necessary to use transformers, since the lamps installed operate on 230V. With virtually no maintenance these bulbs are suitable for applications 24/7. Frequent replacement of lamps, involving the use of ladders and other equipment by hotel employees, is no longer necessary, resulting in less disturbance for hotel guests
The Philips MASTER LEDspot GU10 7W is ideal for creating attractive and inviting surroundings. It increases the amount of light, with the same number of light points, while reducing energy consumption by approximately 80%. Moreover it is no longer necessary to use transformers, since the lamps installed operate on 230V.
Pedro Ferreira, Regional Chief Engineer, Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
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