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HOTEL DU LAC Lighting applications are becoming increasingly specialised, clearly focused on responding to specific requests from clients in particular areas.

Lighting applications are becoming increasingly specialised, clearly focused on responding to specific requests from clients in particular areas. Philips Lighting Application Centre (LAC) is a unique showroom where lighting speaks louder than words. Here, we present our expertise in a practical way, demonstrating in an actual setting the effects that can be achieved with imaginative use of sophisticated lighting technologies. For this allows such ideas to be assessed in their proper environment. And provides both knowledge and inspiration to lighting designers and architects. A recent challenge came from the hospitality industry. It is important that guests should immediately feel comfortable in a hotel, for example, because this ensures repeat business. Careful and imaginative use of lighting can make an important contribution to this. And so Philips Lighting created the Hotel du Lac. Using over 500 lighting sources, creating 35 different ‘scenes’ the Hotel du Lac demonstrates how lighting can be used to create exactly the right mood in reception, guest rooms, bars, restaurants and other public areas.

But demonstrating the very latest lighting technologies – such as LEDs – is only part of the solution. Because Philips Lighting is concentrating much of its efforts on developing environmentally friendly technologies that lower the total cost of ownership. It allows clients to upgrade to more effective lighting solutions in the knowledge that these will be more environmentally friendly and, in the long-run, considerably lower the costs of operation. Hotel du Lac is very much a tool being made available to clients, lighting designers and architects working in the hospitality sector. Being able to see solutions in practice places them in a unique position to leverage new technologies that are at once complementary to their design aims while keeping operating costs down to a more than acceptable level. Please contact your local Philips office for a LAC visit.

Project Hotel du LAC Location Lighting Application Centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Interior architecture and lighting design: Ulrika Vis van Heemst, Lin Pöpping, Philips LiDAC International. Interior Design Van den Oever Tentoonstellingsbouw. Light sources Philips LED’s, MasterColour, Halogen, Compact Fluorescent Luminaires Philips Fugato, Savio, Spot LED’s, Celino, Fiorenza, Scrabble, Origami, Amazon LED, LEDflood, LEDline²

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