Lighting manufacturer Philips has launched a new light-emitting diode (LED) lamp dimming feature aimed at decreasing the hospitality industry’s carbon footprint, as well as its energy bills.
Philips claims this feature will ensure energy savings of more than 80%.
As a result of the DimTone technology, facility managers in the hospitality industry no longer have to balance the creation of a warm and inviting atmos- phere with the demands to reduce energy con- sumption and implement financial savings.
DimTone not only reduces the amount of light when dimmed, but also reduces the colour temperature. When dimmed, the light gets warmer, creating an intimate atmosphere and radiating a warm and soft light, similar to that produced by incandescent and halogen lamps.
Philips’ 7 W GU10 master LED lamp with DimTone has been developed to meet these requirements, mindful of the need to provide a solution for spaces with high daily light burning hours, while also retaining an inviting and intimate atmosphere for guests.
In addition to energy savings and inno-vative ambience creation possibilities, the 7 W GU10 master LED lamp with DimTone has a significantly longer life span than traditional lighting solutions, lasting 40 000 hours, compared with a halogen lamp’s 2 000-hour life span, therefore reducing the need to replace spot lights and subsequently lowering maintenance costs.
With 24/7 operations, the hospitality industry is a sector with significant potential to make large energy savings. Lighting is one of the most impactful ways of doing this – currently, 42% of energy use comes from lighting, of which 70% is inefficient. The DimTone LED lamp-dimming feature provides a lighting solution that will improve the bottom line and enhance guests’ comfort and sense of wellbeing as well as the surround-ings.
“In the current economic climate, hospitality managers are under pressure to cut costs without compromising on their guests’ experience. The 7 W master GU10 LED lamp with DimTone offers hoteliers and bar and restaurant owners a light quality that is both soft and warm, creating a natural and cosy ambience, while benefiting from the long life span and energy saving features offered by LED technology,” says Philips Lighting South Africa GM Jeroen Janssen.
Philips’ 7 W master GU10 LED lamp with DimTone has already been introduced in the Spar Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden. By replacing one hundred and thirty 50 W halogen GU10 lamps in the breakfast area of the hotel, the cost of lighting this area has been reduced by 82% with a payback of one-and-a-half years based on 12 burning hours a day.