Project details

Project type: Hotels and restaurants
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Client: Ocean Properties, Ltd.
Photographer: Barry Halkin

Summary

As part of a redesign to modernize Philadelphia's historic Latham hotel, Lumenpulse fixtures were chosen to bring out the building's details.


Latham Hotel

Built in 1907, the Latham Hotel is near many of Philadelphia's most popular sites like the Liberty Bell, the Independence Mall and Rittenhouse Square. As part of overall renovations to update the historic hotel's image, the 150-watt metal halide fixtures used to light the building's exterior were replaced with Lumenfacade Stand Alone fixtures, while the canopy is lit with Lumenfacade Remote luminaires.

On the second and third floors, 10° x 60° optics graze the building's textured facade in a warm 3000K glow, accentuating the Art Nouveau stone carvings. The 2-foot fixtures fit perfectly between the windows, with no light leaking into the guest rooms. The canopy, where the Lumenfacade Remote fixtures are installed, provides a comfortable, abundant expanse of light at the entrance.

The retrofit project went smoothly and the owner, Ocean Properties, Ltd., appreciates the fixtures' slim design and strong light quality. Because the Lumenfacade fixtures have an L70 lifetime of 120,000 hours, the Latham Hotel staff are also pleased with not having to change the lamps frequently, a problem they faced with the previous luminaires.

Equipment Specified

Exterior Facade:
14 x Lumenfacade Stand Alone (2', 3000K, 10° x 60°)

Canopy:
6 x Lumenfacade Remote (4', 3000K, 30° x 60°)
2 x Lumenfacade Remote (3', 3000K, 30° x 60°)
2 x Lumenfacade Remote (2', 3000K, 30° x 60°)

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