The light renovations were part of the hotel’s 2008-2012 Environmental Plan. In addition to reducing energy consumption, the plan involves rationing water consumption, improving waste management, and using renewable sources of energy. In order to achieve these aims, the chain created a ‘Sustainable Supplier Club’, which includes Philips as a prominent member.
The aim of the lighting project was to introduce more sustainable products with lower energy consumption. At the same time, the company didn’t want to compromise on lighting levels and visibility. To determine the best solution, the hotel tested out 17 different brands of parking lot lighting.
The LED Philips MASTER LEDtube was the overall winner. The test showed that it combines the best illumination with minimal energy consumption. Other decisive factors were the quality of light, the product design, and the fixture’s durability. A total of 305 MASTER LEDtubes were installed. The car park now has excellent visibility that maintains safety for drivers, thanks to the optimized light temperature.
The new energy saving lighting is uses 40% less electricity than conventional alternatives. In addition, the tubes boast a life cycle of up to 40,000 hours. Eighteen months on from the original installation, none of the new lights have failed.