Hospitality Lighting – Guest Room Basics

A bad hotel stay can ruin a trip. A comfortable place to rest and relax is what you expect but, how is that possible if the hotel’s lighting is sub par? For a great hotel stay it’s all in the lighting! Here is an overview to finding a good hotel spot or even applying these tips to your own establishment.

Design Tips

– The guest room or suite is a particularly active area and they need to accommodate a variety of personal and business related tasks. Adequate lighting for these activities cannot be provided by general lighting alone. Moreover, a variety of general, accent, and decorative luminaires will be needed such as wall sconces, pendants and table/floor lamps to name some examples to create the atmosphere of the room.

– In larger suites that accommodate business activities, guests must be able to control light levels and luminaire mix as needed. Don’t forget that the desk top may be used for multiple tasks requirement different illuminance levels.

– Traditionally, the main lamp types used were incandescent. Today, they have been replaced by compact fluorescent, halogen and LED retrofits that last many times longer and save significantly more energy. This is a big advantage given that they are often left on even when the room is unoccupied.

– The small entrance foyer which is a typical part of a guest room should have its own surface mounted luminaires that help enlarge the feel of the space by reflecting light off the walls or ceiling. Foyer lighting can be designed to light closets, luggage racks and the foyer at the same time.

Self illuminated switches provide a convenience for guests who are unaccustomed to their surroundings. Low wattage night lights and guide lights will avoid guests leaving higher wattage light sources turned on through the night.

– Automated room controls that sense the presence of occupants or staff will provide additional energy savings. These systems switch off certain electrical receptacles and lower the thermostats when the space is unoccupied.

The Night Owl wall light can be used as beside reading or laptop use and is considered task lighting which targets a particular area illuminating a specific function. Mounting a luminaire beside the bedside or even a table lamp will provide your customer more flexibility in their night time activities.

The Mulberry ceiling light provides general illumination and is the “base” layer for task lighting, helping the housekeeping staff and provides flexible lighting for non residential use. More base layer lighting can be recessed lighting or wall sconce luminaires.

A guest’s room is one of the major commodities of a hospitality facility and one of the most important spaces to get right. Your guest may be a business or leisure traveler and their hotel room will serve as a home away from home. Their room is one of the features that can set your property apart from competitors. Among the many amenities you can offer a flexible lighting plan is a must.

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