Hotel lighting: Three ways to light up your hotel lobby

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When wanting to find the perfect LED lighting for your hotel lobby, there is a few things you have to keep in mind. The lighting in the lobby requires a lot of attention, as this is the first place the hotel guests sees.

It’s a good idea to get a designer involved when your deciding how you lighting solution in the lobby should be. Also, it is a good idea to check if the hotel has any hotel guidelines that can give you an idea of how the lighting solution must look like.

If you do not have access to a designer, and cannot find anything useful in the hotel guidelines, this guide can help you! We will go through three different types of LED lighting solutions, so you are prepared to choose the type that fits you and your hotel best.

First things first and important keywords

First of all, it is important to take care of the basics. When lighting up the hotel lobby, you have to make sure that steps, ramps, and the corners of low tables can be seen. Also, the lights have to be placed so that quests can use the seating area to hold meetings and read, which also means that you have to be sure that you have enough lights.

The keywords when choosing an LED solution for your hotel lobby are attention and care. If you want the hotel lighting to look good overall, you need to be aware of the details. Actually, you are able to change the entire atmosphere in the lobby only by using different kinds of light setting.

Some central elements, which are very nice to have, are dimming and scene setting. These features make you able to change the atmosphere in your hotel lobby with LED lighting. That light has this great influence on the atmosphere also means that you are able to use the LED solution if you want to change the appearance by day and night and through the season of the year.

Types of lighting:

Calm and comfortable
This type of lighting is perfect in places where you want a soft, calm atmosphere. The scene has a lot of indirect lighting which is causing much of the space to be lit up by reflection. Translucent objects such as bottles and glasses respond very well to indirect lighting. If the space is limited, for example in a bookshelf, it is possible to use LED tape which only requires a minimum of space.
Some downlights in the ceiling are recommended to provide an overall background lighting.

TIP! Use backlighting on any shelve or bookcase – this will make the displayed objects appear almost silhouetted.

Warm and inviting
This type of lighting is achieved by using intense directional lighting in a few selected areas, e.g. by highlighting a picture on the wall. You can draw attention to tables, chairs or specific objects by using narrow angle spotlights over them. This is an easy way to make the atmosphere in the lobby more intimate when using LED lights.

Light and airy
With this type of lighting, the scene is a lot more illuminated than the previous types. This makes the room lighter. You can use LED downlights to illuminate pictures and LED footlights when wanting to illuminate smaller objects on e.g. shelves.

TIP! Make sure to light up the reception, as it is important to make it seem light and welcoming.