Aquapalace Hotel, Czech Republic
- Lamp efficacy
Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).
- Ballast classification
Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).
- Luminaire distribution
Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.
- System efficacy
Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).
- Presence/absence detection
Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.
- Daylight detection
Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.
- Constant illuminance
A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.
- Task-scene setting
Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.
- Timed off
Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.
- Task lighting
Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.
- Zoning of lighting
Zoning of lighting
Lighting is zoned according to area use.
- Maintenance schedule
Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.
- Waste light
Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.
Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.
- Visible smart metering
Visible smart metering
Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.
Thorn checks into Aquapalace Hotel
One of the latest additions to Aquapalace Prague, the biggest waterpark in Central Europe, is the new Aquapalace Hotel where Thorn luminaires have been used extensively.
The 4 star hotel (located in Čestlice, 6 km south of the Czech capital) provides the perfect setting for business and physical wellbeing. Keynotes of the building – occupant comfort, low energy and appearance - are reflected in the lighting.
The corridors are lit by wall mounted Thames luminaires with tapered silver bezels giving a floating halo effect. Compact fluorescent lamps (16W TC-DD) provide high energy efficiency, while the aluminium base provides strength and rigidity. Chalice downlights also demonstrate their quality inside this hotel.
The 500 m² modern conference room, with space for up to 650 people, is lit by square, recessed, MenloSoft fluorescents. The direct/indirect lighting scheme provides increased ceiling brightness and good modelling to create an atmosphere of comfort. In addition, the meeting rooms feature low profile, suspended Optus IV fluorescent luminaires with T16 lamps. The lighting provides good vertical and horizontal illuminance, while the square configuration helps define the space.
A selection of circular recessed luminaires from Thorn's IP67 rated E/Fact range enhance the exterior entrance canopy.