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Delta Light LED Lighting Rennovates 18th Century Belgian HotelBridgelux LED Arrays Used to Deliver Advanced Lighting for Grand Hotel Reylhof (March 07, 2012)
WEVELGEM, BELGIUM -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/12 -- Delta Light, a market leader and trendsetter in architectural lighting, today announced the use of advanced LED lighting technology for the most recent renovation of the Sandton Group's Grand Hotel Reylhof in the heart of the city of Gent. Delta Light, together with the hotel architects and lighting designers, developed a lighting concept combining their vision of tomorrow's hotel design while remaining true to the original Louis XIV architecture and atmosphere. Use of Delta Light's innovative luminaires delivering high quality light using the Bridgelux LED light sources was key to the lighting design. Delta Light chose Bridgelux LED arrays for their very high color rendering (CRI), excellent color consistency and energy efficiency. LED lighting also strengthens the hotel's bottom line by eliminating infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the light beam preventing bleaching of the hotel textiles and wallpaper and also reducing demands on room air conditioning.
"We made energy efficient lighting a priority in our corporate vision. Lighting is a major contributor to our energy use. All new construction or renovation projects require the seamless marriage of energy efficiency with Sandton's high lighting quality standards," said Duco Heijbroek, General Manager of the hotel. "Working with, Delta Light, we developed a lighting design concept integrating the latest in hospitality interior design insights along with the latest in energy efficient LED light source technology from Bridgelux. Today's Hotel Reylhof provides an inviting, warm haven in the bustling historical Gent city center."
The hotel was originally built in 1724 in the Louis XIV style and was last renovated in 1964. This renovation included 158 rooms and suites creating the desired cozy home away from home atmosphere and a pleasant ambient light level in the hallways. About 380 Delta Light luminaires (REO 3033 S1 W.) were installed in the hotel during this renovation using 3000K warm white light at 80 CRI. The hotel estimates that they will save 75% in cost savings from energy in both lighting and reduced air conditioning costs plus greatly reduced lighting maintenance costs.
About Delta Light
Incorporated in 1987 by business manager and designer Paul Ameloot, today Delta Light® has developed to become the market leader and trendsetter in architectural lighting. Presenting innovative lighting designs, the company is recognized throughout the world for its subtle blend of ambiance, functionality, and design. Delta Light® currently employs 200 staff at its head office in Wevelgem, and distributes its products in 110 countries. From the very beginning Delta Light® developed with the focus on design and technology. Just a quick glance at the range shows that innovation is the central impulse behind the company. Based on a passion for lighting and design, through extensive trend and market research, and thanks to its in-depth knowledge of product development, over the years the Belgian Delta Light® design team has succeeded in creating an array of timeless, stylish and often revolutionary designs. For additional company information, please visit www.deltalight.com
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux's patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. With more than 600 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com
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