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Hotel Lighting


Finally, we take a viewpoint from Remote Controlled Lighting (RCL), who celebrate their ten year anniversary next year. In that time, they have sold over 50,000 light fittings, and are specified by lighting designers worldwide. Their range of spotlights are used in a variety of environments - from showrooms to galleries - but their largest market is hospitality, particularly hotel ballrooms, banqueting suites and conference halls. In fact, it was in a hotel where the RCL story first began. In 1998, Lighting Design International (LDI) was working on the lighting for the Hilton hotel in Paddington, and faced an unusual request. The hotel banqueting staff wanted to light a range of table layouts without having to use ladders to focus the spotlights by hand. They approached Precision Lighting Ltd – a low voltage lighting specialist – who created a light that could be aimed and dimmed remotely. It was quickly realised that the benefits seen at the Hilton could be attractive to a much wider market where accessibility, safety, ease of adjustment and maintenance are issues. In 2002, Remote Controlled Lighting was created from within PLL to take the idea forward. A recent example of where RCL’s technology has been used to its full effect is the Corinthia Hotel, located in the heart of London. Originally built as the Metropole Hotel, the 19th century landmark was used during both world wars by the government. Now fully restored, the Corinthia recently opened in April, and is set to restore its reputation as one of London's finest hotels. The hotel includes a beautifully


refurbished ballroom, which was once the 16


setting for various press conferences and events. Lighting design for this project was awarded to LDI, who selected 65 of RCL's Director DR7 lights for the job. Ellie Greisen explains: "We have used these fittings many times before in ballrooms and function rooms. Flexibility is the key factor when designing a space which could be used for different types of events. We wanted to allow the hotel to fix the positions of the lights to pin spot banquet tables for dinner functions, and with a 6m ceiling height, being able to adjust the position of the lights from the ground was vital. The deep recess fitting of the lamp make this a very discrete fitting for use in such a historically prestigious environment." RCL’s technology allows spotlights to be individually aimed and adjusted using a simple handheld remote control. The patented technology allows the user to position the light beam precisely from floor level, avoiding the use of ladders or scaffolding, and the dangers associated with them. The controller has been designed with the user in mind: it allows non-technical staff to take control of their own lighting schemes. The intuitive design means that set up time is reduced from hours to a matter of minutes.


Remote Controlled Lighting were used at both the Corinthia and Marina Sands hotels. Above, the effect of Elektra’s lighting solution at the Beau Rivage Hotel.


Contact


Helvar 01322 222211 www.helvar.com


Remote Controlled Lighting 020 8404 2400 www.rclighting.com


Multiload 020 7794 9152 www.multiload.co.uk


Elektra Lighting 020 7288 0155 www.elektralighting.co.uk


Rosco 020 8659 2300 www.rosco.com


Deltalight UK LTD 0870 757 7087 www.deltalight.co.uk


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