Built around 1750, the new Mottram Hall is a Grade II”Listed building that has been used as a hotel since the mid-1970s. The recent refurbishment has included upgrading bedrooms, restoration of the Garden Suite and the creation of conference suites and a new restaurant.
De Vere Group has a strong commitment to minimising its environmental impact, so when planning the refurbishment, energy efficiency was a key consideration. Consequently, the group’s project and energy management consultant, Consult Maskell, proposed the use of LED”lighting in both public and private areas.
“Having been disappointed with LEDs in the past we knew what criteria to apply to the selection of LEDs for this and other projects for De Vere Group,” recalls Niall Fotheringham of Consult Maskell. “We evaluated a number of brands but Philips were head and shoulders above the rest.”
In the bedrooms and public areas some 3000 Master LED GU10 4W lamps, with a colour temperature of 2700K and a beam angle of 40D, have been installed. In the restaurants and bars, meanwhile, dimmable LED lamps – supplied by specialist distributor Mico Lighting – have been used to enable scene-setting for different times of day.
Had LEDs not been used, these areas would have been fitted with 35W dichroic lamps, so the project has reduced the installed electrical load by more than 90kW. As the lighting in the public areas is on 24 hours a day, this will result in significant energy, carbon and maintenance saving.
Philips is constantly reviewing its LED range to provide the broadest choice and the most up-to-date technology, for example, the brand new Master LED Candle D 6- 40W.
Ideal for general and decorative lighting, the Master LED candle incorporates the new lotus lens, which ensures a sparkling, warm light to help create the desired atmosphere.