Great lighting can perfectly compliment an interior design, providing guests with enhanced comfort whether they are relaxing or working. Combined with smart controls, LED lighting can enhance guests’ experiences from the moment they arrive at their room. Nothing makes a better first impression of a guest room than a perfectly presented welcome experience: lighting set to complement the time of day, the room cooled or heated for optimum comfort, and curtains automatically opening on entry to frame a beautiful view of the city or beach.
Once inside, whether from a keypad or next-generation interface on the TV, tablet, or app, guests can be in full control of their space. Depending on the hotel tier, lighting scenes can be created with either switched groups of circuits or smooth dimming. Guests can be only a single tap away from a mood or activity based scene.
For the most immersive environments, lighting can be enhanced with tunable white control—not just dimming, but tuning the light to appear warmer or cooler. Imagine a work lighting scene that brings not just brighter, focused light to the desktop, but also a cooler, crisper white light that enhances focus. Or conversely, when a guest is ready to wind down or watch a movie at the end of the day, a relax scene that is not just dimmer but that also has a soft, warm feel to help prepare for a great night’s sleep.
On the exterior, lighting can create a special atmosphere too. Well-designed lighting can enhance beautiful landscaping, open-air dinners on the deck or help guests safely navigate their way back to their room or villa, all without creating unwanted light spill that might disturb other guests.
Smart controls can easily manage seamless transitions throughout the day, whether linked to different settings or facility open hours or automatically following sunrise and sunset. They allow the easy creation of different states of not just lighting, but also power, HVAC, drapery and fans. Thoughtful features like these can help guests feel comfortable, secure, and well-served wherever they go on the property.