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Lighting plays a huge role around the world. We take a look at projects in Alton Towers in the UK, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Aldastella cruise ship in Germany and the Stora Teatern in Sweden.


Alton Towers, UK Lighting has long been recognised by the hospitality industry as a key contributor to customer comfort and enjoyment, capable of enhancing the atmosphere and influencing the ambience. Alton Towers embraced this idea to the full when they engaged Premium Lighting Solutions (PLS) to design and install lighting in the pool area of the Splash Landings Hotel at the resort. The pool offers a bright and tropical taste of the Caribbean and so a lighting model capable of creating the illusion of a Caribbean island at dusk and dawn was required. Alton Towers had a very specific brief; to


provide energy-saving lighting to improve light levels in the main pool area, whilst creating different light temperatures in specific spaces.


Installing the floodlights represented a formidable challenge for PLS. The water


park is vast in scale, covering 40,000 sq ft. This space is filled by one million gallons of water covered by a 50,000 sq ft cellular roof.


The fact the new lighting installations took place during the winter season also added to the challenge and there were concerns that harsh weather conditions would impede progress. Warren Critchley, Technical Services Maintenance Manager at Alton Towers reflects, “The time frame for installation was extremely tight and as the installation window approached, so did the snow! I was concerned that the installation team would not be able to get to site and that the job would not be completed on time. However any weather related fears were eased by the professionalism of the installation team.”


In addition, access limitations meant that the installation team carried out much of


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