Hotel Adlon Kempinski slashes CO2 emissions through new LED lighting solution

GE Lighting inventor of many of the major lighting technologies at work today, including the first visible LED 50 years ago - today announced that the historical Hotel Adlon Kempinski chose GE Lighting's retrofit LED lamps to replace its current halogen lighting. The Adlon Hotel defined the objective to become one of the leading hotels also in terms of sustainability and environmental awareness. A specialised "Green Inspiration Team" is regularly investigating possibilities to reduce the Hotel's carbon footprint and environmental impact. In line with this initiative the hotel was looking for a solution to replace the halogen lamps in its 382 suites and guest rooms with energy efficient LED lighting and thereby reduced the energy consumption by up to 80 per cent.

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"We had two quality requirements that were of special importance to us," says Thorsten Kluge, the technical director of the Hotel Adlon Kempinski. "On the one hand the new lamps had to convince us by offering superior lighting quality, perfectly supporting the Adlon's atmosphere. Furthermore, we were looking for a product that was compatible with the current wiring and transformer infrastructure in order to keep the costs at a feasible level. We found all this in GE Lighting's MR16 7W LED, which completely convinced us in all these specifications."

A total of 7,000 GE LED replacement lamps have been installed throughout the Adlon Hotel since the beginning of the year. They reduce energy consumption by 140,000 kWh per year. This is an energy saving of up to 80 per cent in comparison to the formerly used halogen lighting. Thus, the new LED Lamps help the hotel to reduce its carbon footprint. Furthermore, the GE MR16 7W LED lamps offer a long life of 25,000 operating hours, which is five times longer than the previously used lighting solution. All this ends up in substantial savings in maintenance costs for Adlon. Due to these savings, the new installation will be refinanced within one year.

"We are proud that the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, a hotel with one of the highest standards in the industry, selected our products for their suites and guest rooms", says Simon Greenwood, Commercial Director – GE Lighting Europe. "This underscores GE's longstanding commitment to offer high quality products. With several projects and references globally, GE Lighting is a trusted partner to hospitality customers all over the world. Not only do our products help our customers to reduce costs significantly, but also to support their sustainability goals."

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