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white cotton shades. Oversized black cotton shades hang above the waiters’ station and crane style floor lamps complete the look, lining the lobby with perforated metal shades. The bar and restaurant create a striking impact, lit up with ultra modern ‘up and over‘ LED task lights.


“Matching wall and banquet seating lights in the reception area and restaurant combine polished chrome with draped glass crystals to give a fantastic effect.” said Will Chelsom, Director of Chelsom Lighting. This whole project is a stunning example of lighting design complementing and working with the interior design, to create seamless beautiful spaces.





expected in any hotel you visit”. The hotel has many features, other than the LED lighting; it includes a private heated cigar terrace where cigars are sold individually. There is a crystal bar with a Whisky and Cognac wall, an Oval restaurant serving Italian Cuisine and a Jazz room for diners and guests to relax in after a busy day. PhotonStar LED luminaires, with their modern and stylish appearance suited the hotels interior design and were fitted


The project was one of the first to commission a complete LED design in the UK.


Main Image: The Wellensey lobby Circles left to right: The lobby at The


Pullman; Cigar Terrace at The Wellensey; The front entrance at The Wellensey.


The Wellesley Hotel The new Wellesley Hotel opened its doors after a 36 billion pound refurbishment, which included the installation of PhotonStar LED luminaires. The lighting brief was to create an all LED lit hotel with the WOW factor. The clients wanted to deliver excellent energy efficiency and also create the design on a limited budget. The brief also specified that the lighting was to have a traditional look and feel. Award winning Lighting Designers ‘It Does Lighting’ were chosen to work on this challenging brief. The building that once was a famous Jazz venue is set in a prime location overlooking Hyde Park. The interiors were aimed to combine contemporary and classic design by mixing the buildings art deco Jazz heritage with a glamorous modern twist and the lighting that was chosen was crucial to achieving the desired style.


The project was one of the first to commission a complete LED design in the UK.


Lorraine Calcott, Director at It Does Lighting, said: “PhotonStar are leading the way in LED lighting and their luminaire lumen packages were superb, giving great luminous efficacy in a stylish and well‐made product”. “The PhotonStar products chosen also have a warm 3000K colour temperature option which gives the hotel the cosy halogen‐like feeling that is almost


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throughout. Bespoke Chandeliers were fitted with light engines supplied by PhotonStar and were placed throughout the main areas of the hotel.


With the installation of these new LEDs the hotel enjoys energy savings of up to 85% against using typical halogen bulbs. These LEDs are also low maintenance and each has a lifetime of 50,000 hours, cutting the cost of replacement bulbs and staff.


Written by Ruth Hales Contact


Chantelle Lighting T: +44 (0) 1282 877877 W: www.chantellelighting.co.uk


Chelsom T: +44 (0) 1253 831400 W: www.chelsom.co.uk


It Does Lighting T: +44 (0)1908 698869 W: www.itdoes.co.uk


PhotonStar LED T: +44 (0)2381 230381 W: www.photonstarled.com


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