LEDs - the new hotel's lighting quality
Light in the hotel was not only a practical function, but also decorative, highlighting the nature and purpose of the room. This can give just the LED. Experts say that high-quality LEDs go beyond the traditional standards of lighting, creating very interesting effects and giving up completely new possibilities in lighting color.
Never before could not get the color palette, how to use LEDs.
LEDs are the fastest growing branch of the lighting industry. Manufacturers of luminaires outdo each other in the use and introduction of this technology to everyday life. Sami clients often ask for a new energy efficient light sources, and such are just LEDs.
LEDs inside the object can be used both as decorative lighting, and utilities. With new solutions, products based on certain types of LEDs produce bright light, the ratio of price to offset the power light. It is important to use products of famous brands and companies that know the technology, since only the LEDs are of good quality relevant parameters of light and given life. Differences in the power of light and life can be even several times lower for low-cost niskojakościowych diodes. Thanks to the variety of LED products, small size, fittings and the wide color range and control options for their help, we can create lighting effects previously unattainable, and literally sculpt light - Będkowski explains Adam, senior director of technology and media companies-Tech Revolution.
The most common use LEDs in the lighting design is to expose all kinds of arches, columns and decorative elements. Very often used to highlight edge ceilings. Using a solution based on the RGB LEDs have the added ability to set any color backlight, so we can create interior design according to your needs. Very often used as LED's to illuminate the stairs and corridors (for example, lines on the floor). - Using the LEDs can also illuminate all kinds of molds, cavities in walls or ceiling. And here the colors, depending on the destination room is different. Typically, a commonly used color is white in color hot or cold. Another element is the cavity of the figurines, the characters, so highlighted. light, back light. "
Aside from using this type of lighting in hallways and corridors, LEDs are very useful in the banquet rooms or conference rooms where the light can both be used as decorative lighting, utilities, as well as stage. Using appropriate control systems compatible with LED DMX lighting can be connected to the controller and dynamically control the stage lighting (for example, appropriately changing the color of the room depending on the course presentations, training, etc.).
In hotels LEDs can be used virtually anywhere. Basically today is the possibility of such a lighting a hotel in one hundred percent.
Price + Brand = quality
When you decide to use LED systems, no matter what form it should be remembered that we gain really high product quality and durability, and safe to use, because most products are powered by low voltage, ie 12V. Certainly the enormous advantages of this type of products are low profile and elegant lighting solutions, thanks to compact size, simple installation and easy integration with the architecture. But remember, when designing the electrical system to provide a place to mount the systems needed to power the LED systems, since each element needs to supply and / or driver. If the system proves to be more powerful (eg EIB system, or intelligent building), then we have greater ease and ability to control all circuits in one place. Intermediate solution is to control the remote, which in turn is associated with the release of any room in the infrared receiver, through which we can control the light and dark shades or brighten them.
Deciding on LED lighting can not be guided only by the price. Having a good brand of a product and finding a similar product cheaper by 40 percent or more, you can be sure that both the quality and strength of light given by the supplier certainly is untrue. The main reason for this situation is that the material for the production, as well as the same LEDs used in such products are relatively cheap, so many Chinese companies that do not have the faintest idea about it, consists of these products without proper equipment and knowledge, only guided by the price. The same applies to the Polish market. People who do not have the knowledge base on electronics and the LEDs (and this knowledge is very extensive) search for products as the cheapest and small financial outlay to bring them in and offer low prices. Products of this type begin to cause problems immediately after purchase or shortly after installation. In addition, falls under the light in the case of low-cost products are very large, up to 50-70 percent in a short time (for the first 1000 hours). - "Cheap" manufacturers often "turn up" the power of low-power LEDs, which at the time of purchase of the products of the same candle power, and often even harder than branded products. Unfortunately, increasing power LEDs by 10 percent results in a drastic decrease in its lifetime and the luminous power in a short time. Put simply, the LED ages several times faster than it should, so the lighting which was to serve year after year can be for exchange.
Another thing to keep in mind you need to think about LED lighting is the installation of electricity. According to experts, the biggest mistake - even designers - is that it does not take into consideration that most LED solutions requires a voltage of 12 or 24 VDC, which is associated with numerous limitations to the distance between the cables and voltage drops. - For the LEDs need to carry out a separate electrical wiring and power points spread out. Until that only properly decorated interior and its elements will be able to use the power of LEDs. Deciding on a modern interior lighting should always consult with companies operating in the LED industry before starting any construction and repair works, because after the generally little can be done already. Architects should suggest that the effect they want to achieve, but the cooperation with companies from the LED industry is really necessary.
Sophisticated color choices
LED's are present in versions that emit light in colors: white (in different shades), amber, red, green and blue. Their biggest advantage is the stability of output, which ranges from 30 to 100 thousand. hours. LEDs can occur in two types of sets. First - RGB - consists of a light-emitting diodes in the colors: red, green and blue. With the right gain settings of brightness of each color can get any color (about 16 million colors). The second system consists of a light-emitting diodes in colors: amber, white and blue. This arrangement makes it possible to obtain white light from very hot to very cold. It is more efficient when it comes to white-light power system than RGB. With the lighting of such systems can be virtually any color to change the design of space on the outside and inside the room or building.
Experts say that LEDs have opened completely new possibilities in lighting color. I'd never be able to get such saturated colors and the color palette, how to use those very products. In the case of decorative lighting color use is virtually free. In the case of a utility light, white color temperature is dependent on the room acoustics. Modern interior, glass, aluminum, very well presented in a cold white. However, better illuminate the interior of a classic in the traditional way - that is, a warm white.
Hotel investors should always contact a professional firms dealing with this issue, since poorly chosen instead of lighting to give the interiors a unique look, it can completely ruin it.
In terms of utility and RGB lighting must be remembered that the white light generated by color mixing of RGB LEDs have very low operating parameters, because it contains only three components of the light waves, and not, as is the case with white light - the whole range of spectrum appropriate proportions. Hence, it is wrong to use the RGB light to obtain white light as a light utility. Where white light is required to be used white LEDs with appropriate color temperature, and lighting color or RGB to use only as a supplement, decoration. It is also worth knowing that the most efficient (ie, energy) are white LEDs. Diodes leading manufacturers such as Nichia, CREE Citizen or have a row efficiency 120lm / W. So when we have the power 4W comparable 30-watt halogen lamp. Low-quality LEDs have the efficiency level of 20-50lm / W, which means that many of them do not have the effect of energy efficiency in comparison with compact fluorescent lamps.
The choice of colors must be considered so as not to create a "mess of light." We can use subdued lighting effects by gently dimming, brightening and fun colors, but in a quiet way. A good place to use this type of light is the entrance hall, corridors, spa & wellness area, discotheques, bars, reception. A full range of colors we can use in a disco, bar, gaming halls or casinos. Flexible color control allows hotel owners to create unique scenes.
In light utility should first of all draw attention to the so-called. factor for color rendering index (Ra) - the higher, the greater color accuracy in relation to natural light. There are currently alternatives 50W halogens. Replacement halogen, LED light consumes only 9W and a ratio (Ra) = 85th Frames designed for installation in hotels and restaurants emit a warm light color. With this solution we can save energy and reduce the cost of replacement lamps.
LED and its advantages
- long lifetime (about 30-100 thousand. hrs.)
- low maintenance costs (replacement of light sources also costs time and often considerable money)
- High energy efficiency
- a wide spectrum of colors,
- quick launch and glow full strength (no need to warm up)
- widespread use (small size and low operating temperature)
- constant brightness (eg fluorescent lamps dim as the use)
- no infrared or ultraviolet radiation.