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Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

Located in the ancient city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India, the Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are shrines that are said to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the side of the holy river of Shipra and is a place of great religious and spiritual significance.

As part of a beautification programme of the premises, the Smart City Corporation of Ujjain embarked on a project to introduce façade lighting for the main temple. This was to run in conjunction with a second phase to add audio synchronisation. Lighting control specialist Gayatri Technosystems was appointed to the project.

 

The vision for the lighting design was to use decorative colour tuning LED (RGBW) fixtures to create a variety of moods, including a vibrant environment in the evenings. The brief required the lighting system to fulfil the function of illuminating the temple during festivities and days of national importance, such as Republic Day and Independence Day, and stipulated that the system needed to be operational every evening without requiring any human intervention – instead running on various timers and pre-set audio tracks. 

 

The RGBW lighting controls were installed first, with the additional audio synchronisation being completed two months later.

To ensure the desired effects could be achieved, Gayatri Technosystems specified several solutions from dynamic lighting control experts Pharos Architectural Controls. 

Three market leading solutions from Pharos now play an integral role in the temple’s lighting and audio system – the LPC 1 (Lighting Playback Controller 1), the VLC 50 (Video Lighting Controller 50) and the RIO A (Remote Input Output Audio). 

 

The LPC is an all-in-one control solution perfect for LED lighting installations. Two LPC 1s are now installed at the temple, allowing for the creation of dynamic, precise and fully-customisable pre-programmed lighting effects. The LPC 1 also offers the freedom of powerful real-time manual overrides, with the added advantage of a compact form factor that makes the solution highly flexible in any installation.

The VLC 50 is a powerful yet cost-effective architectural lighting control system for large LED pixel arrays. It provides a simple solution for playing video content across an array, and also offers a range of creative, generative effects. The VLC 50 delivers a capacity of 50 universes, or 25,600 channels.

Completing the control element of the system is the Pharos RIO A. This device has an audio output, supporting a linear timecode or up to 30 band spectrum analysis, and features installation-friendly connectors within a rugged DIN-rail mounting enclosure to add to its appeal.

Other elements of the lighting and audio system include loudspeakers and a 4-channel power amplifier from Electro-Voice, an 8 Channel DSP from Bosch, and wall washers and floodlights from Lighting Technologies.

Tony Symms, Regional Manager – Asia Pacific at Pharos Architectural Controls, said: “The Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple is a highly important cultural and religious site in India. The use of dynamic lighting and synchronised audio has undoubtedly enhanced the visitor experience, and allowed the temple to celebrate and mark special occasions and festivals. It is very rewarding to know that Pharos has played a key role in this successful adaptation of such a historic site.”

Thanks to the new façade lighting scheme, the Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple has been transformed into an illuminated beacon that draws you in as darkness falls. The dynamic scheme has no doubt enhanced visitor experience, but more importantly the temple is now inclusive of the wider culture of India.

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Gong’s beautiful wall lights help to create warm and stylish bedrooms at Ĥotel Gramont, Paris

Chief Lighting Designer, Jo Plismy of Gong, is passionate about her designs and was delighted to work with Interior Designer, Aurelié
Lambert on the refurbishment of the charming and eclectic Ĥotel Gramont, in the heart of the Paris Opera District. 

When Aurelié Lambert was given the opportnity of re-imagining the 25 rooms at the Ĥotel Gramont, she knew that the lighting would play a key part and that Gong’s beautiful fixtures would help bring her vision to life.  The brief was chic and eclectic, with a theme of travel and in the style of a cabinet of curiosities.   Unique pieces paired with beautiful classic design were used to create rooms that were timeless, beautiful and comfortable.

Jo Plismy has vast experience working with Interior Designers and knows just how much impact the lighting can have on hotel bedrooms, “Hotels are all about the experience for the guest and lighting is vital for helping to create the right atmosphere in a room.  In most cases, the design will require several layers of lights including, floor, table, wall and pendants which all work independently.  This not only helps in achieving the required relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, but also plays an important part in the lighting being functional too.”

Hotel bedrooms usually serve a number of purposes from sleeping and reading, to dressing, relaxing and working, which means an array of lighting choices must be carefully considered.  “Lights can also be used to help zone the space” comments Jo, “dedicated lights by the bed are needed for reading, while you may choose a table lamp for the desk and working area, and further brighter lighting for the dressing area, as well as general ambient lighting.  All of these lights work together to create a beautiful overall layered effect and give the user the choice of creating little softer, relaxing pockets of light for a restful, romantic environment”.

A combination of lights were used from Gong’s Wall Lighting Collection to provide perfect illumination for reading in bed.  Jo explains, “Wall lights have an advantage over table lights as they don’t take up space on a bedside table.  Many designs are also adjustable, allowing the user to direct the light to the exact place they want.  The Peggy Bedside lights shown above and below feature a matt finish shade with a beautiful golden interior, which creates a lovely warm light.  The bases are made of brass with an antique finish to give a high end look”.

The rooms are now a delicate mix of subtle fabrics including linen, jute and velvet, paired with carefully selected objects from all over the world. The multitude of considered lighting options further elevates the interior style, ensuring each space is inviting and welcoming.  Jo comments, “The Ĥotel Gramont is a little gem in the heart of the busy Opera district and the rooms have been beautifully reimagined and perfectly designed by Aurelié.  She has cleverly used a blend of styles and era’s adding fun, quirky touches to ensure guests have an unforgettable experience.  We are so pleased our lights are now a part of this stylish boutique hotel and that we have played a part in it’s beautiful decoration”.

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Marlo Makes Its Mark

  • Ansell Lighting unveils new bi-directional suspended linear

The ideal solution for modern and design-led settings, Marlo is a brand new suspended linear light from Ansell Lighting.

Innovatively designed, the bi-directional luminaire emits light at a 90°angle, yet features advanced lens technology that ensures optimum glare control and comfort. UGR<19 rated, Marlo is the perfect fitting for commercial, retail and educational applications and features a discreet internal switch for settings where directional lighting is required.

Constructed from a robust black-coated aluminium, Marlo is available in 1200mm and 1500mm lengths. Both sizes are available in either 3000k or 4000k colour temperature.

Easy to install, Marlo has adjustable suspension points and is pre-wired with 2m cable length, giving plenty of scope for hanging heights.

Mark Abbott, Managing Director at Ansell Lighting said: “Linear fittings are an ideal solution for many applications, used not only to illuminate the area but also to make a real design statement.

“With Marlo, we focussed on creating a fitting that would provide a contemporary and modern aesthetic to any install whilst also delivering the optimum lighting quality possible.  Versatile, it also offers users the option to switch between bi-directional and directional lighting, supporting their requirements.”

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Rako will deliver a fresh perspective at Light22

The inaugural LiGHT22 exhibition takes place this November and Rako, Britain’s leading smart lighting controls manufacturer, will be on Stand 57 showcasing its extensive product range and connecting with visitors.

Taking place on 22-23 November at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, LiGHT22 is the UK’s only dedicated high-end lighting specification exhibition for designers, architects and specifiers.

On its stand, Rako will be demonstrating the new capabilities of its refreshed app. The app now allows users to control colour temperature and light intensity with a touch slider. It means clients can adjust the lighting to suit their needs for a particular task or set scenes to link the lighting with their individual circadian rhythms.

The Rako app enables users to have easy hand-held control across the entire product range, including lighting, curtain and blind control.  Connecting via a Hub the app allows programming and storing of new scene levels and offers colour wheel control for RGB and RGBW fittings.

“We are delighted to be bringing our refreshed app to LiGHT22,” explains Paul Wafer, Director at Rako. “Tunable colour temperature and its perceived benefits have been growing in popularity recently. For obvious reasons, designers, specifiers and end users are interested in the sleep and health benefits of circadian lighting, and we have definitely seen an increase in requests for tunable lighting as a result. As a British brand with all of our products manufactured in the UK, it’s great to be exhibiting at a new UK-based show and we’re looking forward to showing visitors what we can do and what we can offer.”

Also on display will be Rako’s extensive keypad ranges including EOS and Modular. The attractive, screwless design of Rako’s EOS keypads create a clean and uncluttered aesthetic.  Recessed into each plate are six push buttons, offering a reassuring and tactile interface, that would complement any interior.

Rako Modular keypads are designed to offer a high degree of versatility, including a choice of control options and finishes that deliver unrivalled customisation and a premium quality aesthetic to enhance user experience and meet interior design requirements. Capable of accommodating up to 12 push buttons in three different button sizes, a variety of lighting, shading and audio control configurations are available.

Both keypad ranges are available in seven premium finishes to suit contemporary or more traditional interiors.  They can also be matched with Heritage Brass electrical accessories as well as cabinet and door hardware.

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Ledvance lightens the load of ROHSF on installers

 

The company’s range is designed to match existing products with RoHS compliant alternatives in the face of changes to the legislation

Warrington, 12 September2022 – LEDVANCE is showcasing its innovative portfolio of lighting products that conform to recent changes in the RoHS directive. The legislation, which regulates the use of mercury in lighting products, was revised in Spring 2022 by the UK/EU commission, impacting what products are permitted on the market for installations.

The use of mercury in lighting products was already prohibited in accordance with the RoHS directive. However, the directive had previously included exemptions for T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in bases (CFLni), HPD lamps and special-purpose lamps (e.g. UV-C lamps). Now, these exemptions, defined in Annex III of the regulation, have been amended by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. The industry can expect a ban on all CFLni lamps from February 2023, and a ban on all T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps from August 2023.  The amendments to RoHS signify the end for all T5/T8 fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in bases in general lighting, which will have a significant impact on customers who are currently using these products. Many types of halogen lamps are already banned and this prohibition is also being progressively further extended. From September 2023 halogen pin lamps can also no longer be placed on the market.

Though the change is likely to cause anxiety for those in the lighting industry, LEDVANCE has chosen to present its portfolio in a way that simplifies the process for installers and wholesalers. The portfolio lists a product from the ban alongside a compliant alternative that can be substituted in its place. As LED products from LEDVANCE already greatly exceed the minimum requirements for lighting, this portfolio is thought to provide customers with innovative and future-proof solutions.

Commenting on the change, Nelo Neves, Managing Director for LEDVANCE UK and Ireland, said, “As a market leader in lamps, luminaires and electronic components, we strongly believe that we have a duty to support our customers in changes to legislation. Our current portfolio list makes changing to a different technology as easy as possible. If installers or wholesalers have any questions about switching to LED alternatives, they can simply contact our specialists directly and we’ll be more than happy to offer tailored advice.”

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Wealden District Counci

Wealden District Council is a local government district in East Sussex, England, responsible for 835km² of land in South East England, and home to over 160,000 residents. As part of the road to Net Zero, the council is committed to minimising its carbon emissions output at every opportunity. In order to achieve this, as well as create a more streamlined approach to managing council-owned properties throughout the region, Wealden District Council sought to deploy a cloud-based automatic test system for emergency lighting with 106 blocks of General Needs flats within the district.

In order to find the most reliable partner that would deliver the project, the council turned to Chris Batholomew Ltd, a leading electrical contractor. Having worked together on multiple occasions in the past, Wealden District Council needed a reliable source to help achieve its goal of creating more efficient, sustainable operations. Chris Batholomew Ltd introduced the council to its accredited partner, Energy Lighting and Compliance (EL&C), the UK commercial division of Mackwell Electronics.

Cloud-Based Automatic Testing

A UK-based, global manufacturer of emergency lighting technology and systems, Mackwell and EL&C are able to provide customers with a full emergency lighting solution – from system specification to commissioning. EL&C was contracted to deploy a cloud-based automatic test system for emergency lighting in communal areas across the 106 blocks.

Each building had previously relied on traditional emergency lighting, whereby Estate Wardens would have to physically visit each block and manually test that they were working correctly. The 106 blocks span across five postcode areas and Estate Wardens regularly had to cover a large geographical area when testing, driving between each site on a monthly basis. The goal of the project was to minimise the time spent on testing while keeping the emergency lighting compliant with regulation.

Across the 106 locations, there is a range of larger blocks, as well as multiple smaller blocks. Each block consists of 5-7 emergency lights, situated in corridors, stairwells, and front and rear exits. The entire project was split into two phases, with each phase lasting approximately four months.

Challenges

The project with Wealden Council was undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there were a number of health and safety protocols that on-site engineers had to adhere to. This included:

  • Weekly lateral flow tests, submitted to the council. Engineers could not go on site without a negative test
  • No use of resident facilities or communal toilets and washing facilities. Engineers had to provide their own welfare
  • Masks and gloves had to be worn at all times on-site

As a result of COVID protocols, the project took approximately two months longer than initially anticipated.

Another issue that was prominent for many organisations during the pandemic was that supply chains ground to a halt. This significantly slowed down a number of projects around the world. However, for Mackwell and EL&C, this was not the case.

Whenever Mackwell takes on a new project, it works quickly to ensure all necessary products are available from the very beginning in order to keep the project as streamlined as possible.

Results

Across the 106 locations, there is a range of larger blocks, as well as multiple smaller blocks. For the larger blocks, Estate Wardens remain on location at all times, making it easier for tests to be carried out. However, for smaller blocks, in line with regulation, there are no communal fire alarms – meaning that no tests have to be completed.

With EL&C’s new solution, the onsite testing and scope for human error have been completely removed. This has improved the council’s compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 as well as allowing smarter use of the system to detect lighting faults and ensuring swift repair or replacement is undertaken to ensure compliance further.

Looking to the Future

The first phase of the project took place towards the end of 2020, with the second phase finishing in Q4 2021. The entire deployment was delivered over a 12-month period

Following the resounding success of the project, a third phase was developed in April 2022 and is to be completed by mid-2023, incorporating 12 Retirement Living Courts into the project.

During the pandemic, care homes were put under the spotlight when it came to resident health and safety. With automated emergency lighting installed, should a similar situation arise, fire safety testing can continue without the need for anyone to visit the site, allowing residents to maintain social distancing without compromising their safety.

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The rise of Vertical Farming and Smart Lighting

As the world’s population increases, experts are collectively seeking environmentally friendly solutions to grow and source food; and vertical farms have become an increasingly popular way of solving this challenge. As we see the rise of vertical farming within the agriculture industry, we are also seeing the rise of smart lighting and the best ways to use and control lighting within these applications. Smart software solutions company amBX have the perfect solution for this challenge.

As vertical farms are indoor factory-like artificial growing environments, they are heavily reliant on technology to create the ideal conditions for crop growth. It is a successful method of growing specific herbs, fruit, and vegetables vertically, bringing them closer to the consumer, reducing transport emissions, overcoming issues of seasonality, and allowing higher quality yields to be produced.

Grow lights are one of the most important elements in a vertical farm; however, having constant static light throughout the day and then manually switching them off at night will not provide optimal growing conditions. However, in this fragmented market, unfortunately, this is still common practice.

A plant-friendly spectrum (approximately 400–700 nanometres) encourages crops to grow faster and produce higher yields. Having the ability to customise the light spectrum is important for optimisation, as different crops require different conditions to thrive. Adjusting the wavelengths and light algorithms can increase biomass production, enhancing flavour and quality.

The ability to control the lighting also empowers the grower to manage how much heat is emitted from the lights. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) covers much more than just lighting; there is a precise recipe of factors that lead to quality growth; which include temperature, carbon dioxide, oxygen, lighting, humidity, nutrient concentration, pH, pest control and irrigation.

Smart technology helps to ensure sensors are effective and data is collected and sent to a central source, facilitating control and monitoring. CEA can also use advanced imaging through smart cameras and thermal imaging, which allows plant growth to be monitored. AI and ML can then learn from this information, perfecting conditions automatically and streamlining the efficiency of farms.

Many vertical farms struggle with the connectivity and interoperability of data between these different devices and systems. Many companies are selling hardware into this industry, and often they are proprietary, meaning their hardware only works with their software. This creates lots of data silos and has high maintenance costs, whilst also being very time-consuming. It is assumed interoperability is extremely expensive and therefore unattainable for many farms. amBX are working with several large indoor farming companies to solve these issues cost effectively. amBX’s integration software, SmartCore, acts as a middleware layer that connects all aspects of a farm and aggregates data into a custom UI, a customer’s own UI, or it can be sent to the cloud/third-party system. Their open architecture provides flexibility to successfully meet the needs of the end customer.

UV lighting is another lighting system which is sometimes used in vertical farms. Sterilisation is paramount here as no pesticides or chemicals are used in vertical farming. UV-C is a chemical-free way of efficiently destroying microorganisms to maximise the yield before any bacteria takes a hold.

Often UV lighting will be another separate system in addition to the grow lighting system. There may also be emergency lighting and standard lighting systems. amBX offer the ability to merge all of these systems into one – to simplify control and dramatically reduce costs.

Not only do these systems empower growers and end customers; they also work with lighting OEMs and software platforms. They add value through extra functionality, improved connectivity and supporting technical roadmaps.

amBX’s indoor farming system integrates lighting and various hardware in vertical farms, enabling powerful, granular management and data visualisation. The SmartCore Vertical Farming solution is a software-only integration platform that is compatible with a wide range of hardware, and is the ideal solution for vertical farm settings.

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Wila upcycles luminaires for sustainable lighting solutions

 Innovative Lighting Specialist WILA Lighting is proving its commitment to sustainable lighting solutions by providing a circular economy practice through maintaining and upcycling old luminaires into LEDs.

Serviceable luminaires are often disposed of when they could be refurbished with new light sources. WILA is honouring its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and engaging in carbon offsetting by upgrading old luminaires to new light sources, reducing energy consumption and costs.

WILA is offering this upcycling service to businesses regardless of whether the product is an outdated WILA luminaire or those supplied by other companies. This allows WILA to effectively meet the demands of developers, building owners, and companies, without having to pay out for a completely new lighting scheme when the current system works well. WILA can phase out old lamps by replacing the light source in these luminaires to LEDs, quickly providing individual bespoke solutions, including payback calculations.

This innovative solution allows businesses to reduce energy usage and carbon impact, as well as lowering overall running costs. A 10-15-year-old lighting system consumes five times as much energy as a new system, yet 95% of the environmental impact caused by lighting comes from lifetime energy consumption. Energy consumption can be reduced by up to 80% by implementing modern LED luminaires.

This announcement comes after WILA was awarded status as a Carbon Neutral company by organisation Carbon Footprint Ltd. WILA has been recognised at the highest level of Carbon Neutral+ standard. This makes them an exemplary organisation within the lighting industry, demonstrating their commitment to supporting a range of additional environmental projects.

Sustainability is at the forefront of WILA’s agenda, and the company is dedicating themselves to efficiency, sustainability, and environmentally friendly practices. WILA Lighting brings together innovative and highly engineered lighting solutions and flexible

 

manufacturing, working in partnership with clients, design teams and end-users to fulfil project design specifications.

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Sutton Vane – The Value of Public Realm Lighting

Public realm lighting has long been about providing an even level of illumination, regardless of where or what the surroundings are. There is however, tremendous potential to create exciting and unique schemes using a variety of lighting techniques…

Public Realm areas can be lit to an appropriate lux level, that will satisfy the guidance set out by a British Standard or something to that effect. However, the lighting will undoubtedly be uniform and ultimately boring and add no value apart from making traversing the space possible and safe in the hours of darkness.

Most parts of most cities in the UK have this, regardless of the area or whether they are rich or poor. In the poorer areas, the quality of the lighting is more likely to be lower, but the lux levels and uniformity will likely be similar.

But, when done correctly, Public Realm lighting can add value.

Value is added to the public realm by lighting that adds something to the space, whether that is through creating a story, highlighting the architecture or creating events through light.

Having variation, contrast, highlights and deliberate shadow may seem completely counterintuitive when it comes to good lighting, but intentionally including these helps disrupt the uniformity of a space and creates excitement.

Listen to and play on the surroundings

In Ipswich, wayfinding lighting was required between Crown Street and the Crown Carpark to give pedestrians a welcoming and safe route at night. Rather than use conventional methods to light the route, Sutton Vane Associates played on the design of the Car Park façade and its branding which had a strong diamond theme throughout. Diamond projections were used on the pavement to reinforce the story of the destination, complemented by high-level low glare spotlights to provide a general wash of light and discrete handrail lighting. This makes an unmemorable place, memorable, through a playful and unconventional approach to wayfinding lighting.

In some instances, a more subtle approach is suitable to add value to the public realm. Sheffield has a rich and proud steel-making history, so when Sutton Vane Associates were commissioned to light Sheaf Square, it was important to recognize and incorporate this into the design. Sheaf Square leads visitors from the railway station and into the heart of the city; for many, it’s their first introduction to Sheffield. The design played on this, some fountains were uplit with bright red light to look like molten metal, giving a warm and welcoming glow to the square. Discrete concealed lighting was used throughout to leave the square unobstructed and free for people to gather and socialize, creating an unlikely new social hub for the city.

Light fittings that add value regardless of light

Sometimes the light fittings, and not the light they make, become part of the added value. Hosting the Olympic games is an incredibly proud moment for any country, so when Sutton Vane Associates were given the honour of lighting the public realm areas of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the 2012 games, plain and boring light fittings would just not cut it. The Memory Masts were designed by SVA; lamp posts unlike any other, that have since become an icon of the games in their own right. They of course also provide the right illumination but even during the daytime, when not in use, add excitement and value to the Olympic Park.

Photo courtesy of Jason Hawkes

Equally in Bridlington, a seaside town that needed a lighting scheme to reimagine a prominent area of their seafront, custom totems were designed that look as great during the day as they do at night. The totems formed the centrepiece of the scheme and featured colour-changing functionality allowing the lighting to be adapted for different occasions and seasonal events.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Hatfield

Turning the unremarkable into icons

Breathing new life into public areas through exciting lighting can help completely reenergize a space or turn it into a brand-new icon entirely. Bruce Grove bridge in the London borough of Haringey was previously a normal uninspiring railway bridge in the heart of Tottenham. But Sutton Vane Associates were able to completely elevate the structure into an icon of the area through bright blue light that creates a cool arch on the route into town. Whilst not overly complicated in design, the finished effect and the value added to the area is priceless.

Occasionally, in historic areas, original lamp posts and fittings are still in use. These are usually in grander areas and often provide lighting that is not uniform and offers quite low levels of illumination. But the people in these areas love this lighting as the character it adds to the environment out ways the benefits of dull uniformity. Why should anyone want boring uniform lighting anyway?

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LEDFlex design illustrious lighting solutions for the Grand Hyatt Kuwait

Located in an iconic business and lifestyle destination, the Grand Hyatt Kuwait is the luxury hotel brand’s debut in the country. The lavish hotel towers over an area of modern development, providing guests with an array of exclusive amenities during their stay for the epitome of luxury hospitality.

The hotel is connected to the 360 Mall, granting guests access to multiple dining and retail venues, as well as being linked to the brand new indoor Arena Kuwait, which seats 5,800 for world-class entertainment, and overlooking the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy Kuwait.

The design of the Grand Hyatt Kuwait takes inspiration from the country’s iconic location and culture, and interior designer Meyer Davis was also influenced by modern geometric patterns. The lighting design was produced by award-winning lighting consultants Elektra Lighting. The designer’s vision was to create a soft and elegant ambience synonymous with luxury and relaxation throughout all spaces. Elektra Lighting specified lighting products from leading architectural manufacturer LEDFlex for the project throughout the lobby, pre-event spaces, and spa.

The Grand Hyatt Kuwait hosts an impressive 302 guestrooms and suites ranging from between 45 to 260sqm, which boast captivating skyline views. Guestrooms include 34 grand club suites, eight junior suites, 21 suites with private landscaped garden terraces, and one presidential suite. Floor to ceiling windows allow natural lighting into each room, and cleverly implemented lighting infuses warmth, casting shadows from the screens in the entryways.

Upon arrival, guests are instantly captivated by the dramatic lobby with exceptional art that celebrates the region, surrounded by swathes of white drapery, and a marble water feature at the centre. The lobby lounge has plush seating and wall panels coated in geometric patterns. LEDFlex Lumen Line 240 in 2700K provides flexible low-level lighting in troughs and coves to cast public areas with a decadent and dynamic backdrop for socialisation and relaxation.

The tranquil Noor spa and indoor pool is a private and exclusive aquatic haven, with circular symmetry creating inviting soft edges. Rays of natural sunlight expand the infinity element of the pool, and LEDFlex supplied Ultimo Neon 10 in 2700K to illuminate the wall and floor details in the water feature around the pool area.

The use of spherical architecture creates a flow between the indoor and outdoor areas of the spa, with Eco Flex 120 incorporated into the joinery, and Maxi Neon in 2700K into the plinth lighting, a warm glow is nurtured which invites mindfulness and serenity.

As a sought-after venue for hosting elegant weddings and grand special occasions, the Grand Hyatt Kuwait has 2,800sqm of magnificent event space and pre-event areas including a bridal suite and lounge areas. The atrium in the foyer which offers stunning sky views has cleverly integrated Lumen Line 240 in Dual Colour in the troughs and coves which transform from day to night scenes. Shelving in the library is subtly backlit by the Eco Flex 120 in 2700K, creating a sophisticated setting for offices and meeting rooms.

The carefully considered and detailed interior design, in combination with a clever and thoughtful lighting scheme, not only brings to life the culture and opulence of the hotel, but offers guests an unforgettable experience in the epitome of luxury. The elegance and ambience created will be a meaningful factor in crafting stunning and unique special occasions for years to come.

Project credits: 

Client: Grand Hyatt
Interior Designer: Meyer Davis
Lighting Designer: Elektra Lighting
Lighting Supplier: LEDFlex