News-Antique.com - Dec 10,2009 - In order to accommodate the complexity of this project, we first asked the hotel to send us a list of the various room orientations that they required. Dinner parties, seminars, group therapy sessions, and business presentation meetings were all included on the very extensive list we received from the client.. The conference has been renovated recently in such a way that it can be used to host a variety of functions. It has been furnished with new tables, chairs, formal dining tables and architectural lighting so that it can be used for a variety of occasions and special events other than seminars and business meeting. The hotel room was set up with the old fluorescent hotel lighting system. Now the conference room well demands a new lighting system as it has outgrown its capabilities so that it can attract rentals for all the many events for which it could now be used.
There is a need for erecting multiple switch points in order to create different layers of light in different portions of the conference room. There were a number of shows arriving at the local town showcasing products and activities that are meant to attract an older audience. The conference room demands a highly energy efficient lights so that it can host events such as coin show and other product showcases where broad and high visibility is the prime concern. The conference room also needs superior colour rendering, so another layer of architectural lighting from a halogen source would be necessary to make certain that people could clearly distinguish colours when looking through merchandise.
The hotel asked us if we could install hotel lighting by the small stage in the conference room where speakers and musical guests periodically performed. Hotel equipment is not our normal forte, but we told the hotel we would commit ourselves to developing a solution as part of the overall conference room hotel lighting system. Our project would not have been so effective without using our photometric software. Using IES files on a number of different fixture options, we were able to model dozens of hypothetical architectural lighting
scenarios for the conference room's many possible uses. This allowed us to develop not only a precise equipment list for the hotel, but more importantly, a plan for hotel lighting control in the conference room that would allow management to change the levels and type of light in the conference room quicker than they could change the setup. Placing the main light is, of course, our first decision. It is the simplest thing we could draw to convincingly represent a ball; without the highlight and shadow, it could just as well be a ring, a hole, or a disk. This new system now allows event coordinators to either turn all lights on at maximum capacity when high lux levels when required, and to turn off fluorescent hotel lighting and precisely adjust incandescent sources and sconces to architectural lighting levels specifically appropriate to respective functions.