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Delaware North

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Delaware North, New York, USA


Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Delaware North is a global hospitality firm. When the company set out to create a more comfortable and sustainable workplace for their new global headquarters, they sought a lighting partner who would align with their goals and enable a LEED certified building.

Delaware North Coffee Bar

We wanted every facet of our new world headquarters space to reflect our company’s values. 

Improving the workplace – and by extension, the employee experience—meant implementing ergonomic furniture systems, using better technology, and adopting high quality lighting.”


-  Dan Zimmer, Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development

Delaware North Atrium

Customer Challenge


Delaware North wanted its new headquarters to accurately reflect its values. The 12-story building, which includes a hotel and restaurants, dedicates five floors to over 380 employees. The building needed a lighting solution that created an inviting environment while meeting LEED certification standards.

Delaware North Office Space

The right lighting


Joe Quagliana, chief estimator for the Construction and Development Group, explained that Delaware North had a longstanding relationship with Philips and reached out to talk about creating the best lighting solution in a new corporate environment.


Philips Lightolier Calculite downlights are utilized throughout much of the building. They have discrete apertures that suit a wide breadth of application needs and are energy efficient. Philips Day-Brite SofTrace LED luminaires provide a clean and modern look and dramatically improved 95% efficiency levels. The Philips Controls allow for light level customization per the specific requirements of the space. This maximizes the use of daylight and saves on energy costs, while providing a more comfortable working environment for employees. “One of the things we wanted to do was control the light level,” said Quagliana. “Now, we have the ability to go from one hundred percent of the availability of light, down to fifty percent and then use the [natural] outside light.”    


Through its partnership with Philips Lighting, Delaware North created a sustainable, resource-efficient office environment, which helped earned the building its LEED certification. The installation enhanced the building’s progressive aesthetic, and achieved significant cost savings—all while helping revitalize downtown Buffalo. The new headquarters now reflects the same caliber of environment that Delaware North brings to its customers.

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SofTrace Recessed LED

SofTrace Recessed LED


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TruGroove Standalone Recessed LED

TruGroove Linear Recessed


Delivers unrivaled performance and a truly innovative design – making a definitive statement in any architectural space. 


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Provides a high quality specification grade that is aesthetically appealing and desgned for architectural excellence.


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OccuSwitch Classic Wallbox

OccuSwitch Classic 


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