When planning the design of a hotel, whether in communal areas, outdoors or in guest bedrooms, the choice of lighting is one of the most crucial decisions to be made. From meeting functional requirements to creating overall ambience, it can make or break the space.
Selected as the preferred supplier on a new five-star hotel project in Nairobi, Kenya, Ansell Lighting worked with contractors, Power Engineering International Limited and Architects AR. Parijat Misra on the lighting design at the impressive Ole Sereni Hotel.
Tasked with creating a scheme that would illuminate both the interior and exterior of the building, enhancing and emphasizing its modern and sleek design whilst delivering both practical and aesthetically pleasing light, Ansell specified a range of products for the hotel’s bedrooms, meeting rooms, reception and kitchen areas, as well as in the outside entranceways, gardens and car park.
Installed in the ceilings throughout the hotel were Twistlock and Unity downlights. At the last count, over 3,000 Unity LED downlights were installed in the hotel including Unity 80, Unity 80 Gimbal, Unity 125D, Unity 150D, Unity 150DHP and Unity 175 Wall Wash; all chosen for their compact, high performance and an anti-glare design. Concho LED strip, Addar LED strip and Iris LEDs were also installed throughout guest areas.
In the hotel kitchens, Defender recessed modular panels were installed as well as Eagle 3-in-1 Emergency Exit signs. The Defender panels are designed specifically to endure arduous environments whilst the Eagle 3-in-1 emergency exit signs can be installed as suspended, recessed or with a side arm wall mounting.
For maximum functionality and convenience, Ansell’s industry leading smart technology solution OCTO was also selected and installed in the hotel. Used to connect a large number of OCTO enabled lighting products together, it has enabled the hotel to create specific pre-set lighting scenes and schedules, combining assorted luminaires and setting different colour temperatures and brightness levels throughout the day to achieve the perfect atmosphere.
Overall, the installation has resulted in the creation of an energy efficient, warm, welcoming, and relaxing space throughout the hotel for staff and guests to enjoy.