Low Energy Lighting At New Continental Hotel

Tuesday 10th September 2013

Low Energy Lighting For Plymouth Businesses

At the heart of our business is a respect of and desire to protect the environment, so we’re passionate about providing the best low energy lighting to Plymouth, Redruth and the South West region. One G&R Electrical Wholesalers latest projects as energy saving suppliers was at the New Continental Hotel, Plymouth, where the maintenance team were looking to save energy, time and money.

After many site visits and tours of the hotel, we began to change the light from Halogen to LED low energy lighting. We started with the main ballroom, which contained both Chandelier and wall lighting both containing 40w SES cable. After looking at the dimming aspects and light levels required, we decided to use Phillips 4w LED dimmable candles which complemented the fittings and performed brilliantly.

We then moved on to the smaller ballroom, which contained large ornate wall lights, harbouring money-draining 150w halogen lamps. The challenge here was to retain the required light output and limited room available within the fitting. We settled for a 26w ES 3000k LED corn style low energy lighting, which in turn were not only more aesthetically pleasing, but the New Continental can now enjoy huge energy savings and maintenance free lighting for years to come.

Corridors Presented A Different Low Energy Lighting Challenge

Next was the turn of the corridors, and our task was to change the 28w 2D florescent lamp to LED alternatives. Alongside the money saving efficiency the LED low energy lighting alternative offers we decided to use microwave technology to reduce these costs further, due to the corridors being unoccupied the majority of the time. We reduced the 28w 2d florescent lamps to 16w LED trays, in a self-dimming emergency version and this helped two-fold as it also enabled us to remove the existing unsightly emergency lighting.

The self-dimming fitting gives a huge energy advantage as when the corridor is unoccupied the fitting will automatically dim to 10% or 2watts. These fittings will not turn off completely so there is no need for the hotel to endure the harsh upstart of a fitting.

Rooms were the next target, where we substituted the 50w GU10 Halogen lamps for 6w 4000k Megaman LED low energy lighting, giving the rooms a more inviting ambience. The table lamps also benefited from an upgrade to 7.5w ES LED GLS Lamps.

Saving Money Through Low Energy, Low Maintenance Lighting

This energy-saving trend continued throughout the remainder of the hotel and so far, just in lighting alone, the New Continental has reduced their energy output by a massive 55%, equating to an annual saving of £30,000 on their energy bills.

If you’re interested in learning more about our low energy lighting services in Devon and Cornwall, read about our wholesale lighting and supplies packages today and contact us for a no obligation quote.

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