Since 2008 Philips Middle East, headquartered in Dubai, has been working with the hotels in making energy scans of their hotel facilities, giving recommendations on how to improve their energy efficiency by a simple lamp replacement, without changing the fitting or fixture.
Commonly used products like incandescent light bulbs can easily be replaced by energy saving lamps, called compact fluorescent lamps with integrated transformer. This replacement will immediately save 80 percent
on energy consumption, reducing the CO2 by 41kg per year per lamp. Philips Ambiance range has been created for hospitality and homes, since they save energy without disturbing the ambience in the room. Another popular lamp in hotels is the halogen reflector, or dichroic, which can directly be replaced by the Philips MASTERLine ES. This switch saves 40 per cent on energy consumption and cost, also lasting 2-3 times longer, which dramatically reduces maintenance, saving time and
money. An electronic transformer (e.g. Philips ET-S) is strongly recommended to ensure that the specified lifetime is reached and energy saving of the total light system is guaranteed. Since last year we have reached the next step in energy saving measures.
LED technology... With retrofit lamps like MASTERLED 7W replacing a 35W halogen reflector lamp, or 40W incandescent light bulb, significant energy can be spared. Occasionally, a so-called mockup room is installed with the proposed energy efficient lighting solution to check the acceptability of the total atmosphere.