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    The ultimate
    in customer comfort

    Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, UK


    Find out how smart hospitality lighting is increasing comfort at The Scarlet Hotel

    Customer challenge


    The Scarlet Hotel is a gorgeous getaway. Located on the sunny sea front of Mawgan Porth Beach in Cornwall, it is designed to give guests everything they need to relax and recharge. Could hospitality lighting add to its sense of luxury while keeping costs low?

    The goal of this project was to build
    a unique and opulent hotel

    in a beautiful location, and to achieve performance at the cutting edge of environmental sustainability. While these goals are often considered mutually exclusive, the Scarlet proves that you don’t have to sacrifice luxury to achieve high levels of energy efficiency.”


    - Simon Baldwin, Development Director, Scarlet Hotel

    The right lighting 

    When busy city folks need to get away, or weary travellers need a change of pace, the Scarlet Hotel is ready to help. Offering guests stunning views, luxurious rooms, top entertainment and tranquil spa treatments, it is the perfect getaway. The management sought a new hospitality lighting system that would also help with sustainability efforts.


    Lightmaster-Direct, a Philips partner, got to work installing the latest light technology. Public areas were brightened up with warm welcoming lights that make guests feel right at home. In the private areas, customizable guest room lighting makes every stay more memorable. Guests can choose a light setting that matches their moods, from pre-set scenes including ‘ambient’, ‘bright’, ‘relax’, ‘bath’, ‘night’, ‘balcony’, and ‘all off’.


    At the heart of the new hospitality lighting are the Dynalite controls. This reliable system allows the hotel to minimize energy waste. It uses motion detection to determine when rooms are empty, before automatically dimming lights to conserve energy. The system also senses the amount of ambient daylight in the room, ensuring that artificial light is only used when needed.


    The new lighting has added increased comfort around the hotel. The finished system achieved a staggering internal lighting efficacy of just 3.36 watts per square metre—just 34% of the energy used by conventional lights.



    Lighting control made easy. Dynalite offers automated light operation that meets your preferences and saves energy.

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    Refreshing guests
    with light

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