Quick Guide to Lighting Control for hotels

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Innovative lighting controls improve guest satisfaction and your bottom line

This guide illustrates scenarios for implementing lighting controls throughout
a hospitality facility. Whatever the size of your project, the energy-saving
experts at Watt Stopper/Legrand can help you identify control solutions that
are the best fit. Whether you’re the facility manager looking for ways to cut
energy costs, or a specifier working on a new design, you’ll find all the
products, tools and services at Watt Stopper/Legrand.
Comfort and convenience
Your guests and staff will appreciate having lighting at optimal levels as well
as controls that are easy to operate, or require no effort.
Mandatory code-compliance and sustainable design
Energy codes like ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC dictate lighting controls in new
construction, and guests want to patronize businesses that are
environmentally friendly. Controlling lights to save energy helps in achieving
green, LEED-certified, designs and can be marketed to increase occupancy.
Safety and security
Travelers who feel safe and secure on your property are likely to return. By
controlling both exterior and interior lighting you can be assured of providing
safe, well-lit spaces.
Aesthetics and ambiance
Good lighting enhances good architecture, making your facility shine. Guests
experiencing activities in the best light are more satisfied with their stays.
Reduced operating expenses
Automatically turning lights off when they’re not needed reduces energy bills
and increases lamp life, putting more green back in your budget.

Both the 2006 IECC and ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004
require all new hotels to include a master switch or control device at
the main entry to each guest room that controls permanently installed
lighting and switched receptacles
throughout the room.
Having such a switch can improve
guest comfort and convenience by
providing a simple way to turn on and
off multiple lights when entering or
exiting a room. Installing a
thoughtfully engineered master
switch designed for energy saving will
meet code requirements and
maximize savings – preventing lights
from burning in empty guest rooms

Energy code details
The IECC reads: “505.2.3 Sleeping unit. Sleeping units in hotels, motels, boarding houses or similar
buildings shall have at least one master switch at the main entry door that controls all permanently
wired luminaires and switched receptacles, except those in the bathroom(s). Suites shall have a control
meeting these requirements at the entry to each room or at the primary entry to the suite.”
The 2004 ASHRAE standard uses different language, and currently does not exclude the bathrooms, as
the IECC code does, but this language is under review and may be updated.
IECC – International Energy Conservation Code
ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 – American National Standards Institute-approved standard, jointly
sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

For new hotel construction,choose an elegant, energysaving solution fromWatt Stopper/Legrand that is code-compliantand convenient for your guests and staff touse, ensuring their satisfaction andyour savings.HS Card Key Switch• Upon entry, a hotelcard key is insertedenergizing the lightingcircuits• Upon exit, removal ofthe card key turns offthe lighting throughout the room• Switch is backlit for visibility in darkenedrooms• Allows 30-second egress timeEngineers can couple card key switches withWatt Stopper’s lighting control panels tosimplify wiring, especially in larger facilities.Panels also enable housekeeping andmaintenance staff to benefit from reports ofroom status (occupied or vacant) and logs ofenergy usage.Integrating Miro dimmers in the lightingdesign can enhance guest comfort byenabling maximum control over roomambiance for every activity.

Studies illuminate significant energy
saving opportunity

Whether it’s to feel safer in an unfamiliar environment, or to provide a
welcoming feeling when entering an empty room, many hotel guests leave
bathroom lighting on for long periods of time, often to serve as a nightlight.
Studies show that hotel guest bathrooms offer one of the largest energy
saving opportunities – eliminating unnecessary extended operation of the
lighting. The studies also conclude that when the control solution includes
provisions for nightlighting, such as solutions offered by
Watt Stopper/Legrand, energy waste is prevented and guest satisfaction
is improved.
• 75% of the energy used by guest
bathroom lighting occurs when the lights
are left on for longer than one hour (1, 2)
• 2 of every 5 guests leave bathroom
lighting on if there are no nightlights, and
an additional 16% of travelers bring their
own nightlights to a hotel (3)

1. E. Page, M. Siminovitch. 1999.
Lighting Energy Savings
Opportunities in Hotel Guestrooms,
Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory
2. PIER Lighting Research Program.
2003. Performance Analysis of Hotel
Lighting Control System,
Sacramento, CA: California Energy
Commission
3. From a 1999 survey by WRA
Research, Omaha, NE, commissioned
by Sleep Inn

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Achieve energy savings
of 50% or more, lower
your power bills and
make your guests feel safe and secure by
providing a nightlight and installing an
occupancy sensor. The nightlight can be integral
to the sensor or the vanity lighting.
WN Passive Infrared
Nightlight Wall Switch
Sensor
• Easily replaces standard
wall switch for retrofit or
new construction
• Manual-on with
automatic-off when room
is vacant
• Appropriate time delay
prevents false offs, ensuring guest
satisfaction
• Built-in super-bright LEDs provide ample
nightlighting and draw just 5 Watts
HN Fixture Mount Nightlight Controller
• Controller installs in a hotel vanity light
with sensor below the fixture
• Includes LED nightlight above the fixture
with battery backup
• Manual-on switch replaces the existing
light switch
• Retrofits into existing lighting
• Can be specified as part of new, energyefficient,
bathroom fixtures to be provided
by the manufacturer on an OEM basis

Hotel restaurants
typically serve three
meals a day and patrons expect a different
ambience morning, noon and night.
Advances in wireless lighting controls
have made adding scene control
capabilities to new and existing facilities
simple and cost-effective.
Wireless Miro RF Lighting Controls
• Dimmers let managers set unique
moods for each meal service
• Scene controllers provide one-touch
control and repeatable looks
• Smooth fades and consistent light
levels contribute to
customer satisfaction
• Available in two
elegant styles –
architectural and
decorator
• RF communications
eliminate the need for
control wiring
• Reduce wall clutter
and put control where
it’s needed, such as at
a maitre d’ station
• Easy to specify and
install for retrofits or
new construction

Hotel guests enjoy architectural
design that brings the beauty of
the surroundings into indoor
spaces, providing a sense of
openness along with the ambient daylight.
Watt Stopper’s controllers integrate the daylight
available in spaces such as atriums and lobbies
with the electric light, and reduce the amount of
energy consumed by lighting.
LightSaver Daylighting Controllers
• Dim or switch controlled lights off when
sufficient daylight is present
• Available for single- or multi-zone control
• Easily integrate with other controls, such as
occupancy sensors and lighting control
panels, for maximum energy savings

Without automatic
controls, lighting in
public access
restrooms is often left
on 24 hours a day. An ideal solution is to
install a Watt Stopper ultrasonic occupancy
sensor on the ceiling above the restroom
stalls ensuring that lights turn on and
remain on when the space is occupied and
turn off after the space is vacated.
UT Ultrasonic Occupancy Sensor
• New, low-profile design is unobtrusive
and aesthetically pleasing
• Detects occupancy beyond most
obstacles such as
partitions between
stalls

Dimmers
and scene
controls that allow clients to
customize the lighting in meeting and
conference rooms add value, making
the spaces more attractive for rental.
Occupancy sensors ensure that
theses spaces are only lit when they
are in use, translating into reduced
utility bills.
DT Dual Technology Occupancy Sensors
• Combine passive infrared and ultrasonic sensing
technologies for increased sensitivity and
coverage
• Ideal for large spaces
• Available in multiple mounting configurations,
including corner mount
• Can be combined with standard wall switch for
manual control
Wireless Miro RF Lighting Controls
• Dimmers enhance events and AV presentations
• Scene controllers simplify control and provide
repeatable lighting
• Wireless design facilitates installation and control
location
• Integrate with
occupancy-based
controls

Housekeeperswith theirhands full mayneglect to turnoff lighting in the many supply roomsscattered throughout a hospitality facility –after all, they don’t pay the power bills.Providing occupancy-basedcontrols in these rooms ensuresenergy savings and lets the staffwork efficiently by automatingthe lighting control.UT Ultrasonic OccupancySensor
• Automatic-on whenpersonnel enter for handsfreeconvenience
• Automatic-off afterpersonnel exit formaximum energy savings

Similar in usage patterns to
housekeeping storage, utility
room and other hotel storage
room lighting is often left on
all day when the space is only
occupied intermittently. With floor to ceiling
shelving, or other features unsuitable to
occupancy sensors, these spaces are best
controlled by time switches.
TS Digital Time Switch
• Easily replaces a standard wall switch for
retrofit or new construction
• Automatic-off after a preset time (5
minutes to 12 hours)
• Convenient manual-on switch button –
eliminates random energy consumption of
rotary timers
• Electroluminscent backlit display shows the
timer’s countdown
• Time scroll feature allows user to
temporarily override the preset time

Exterior lighting is critical to guest
safety and security, as well as to
ambience, and represents a large
component of a facility’s energy
use. Parking lots, garages,
walkways, canopies, pool and patio areas all have
different control requirements, but centralized
control solutions ensure that lights are on when
needed while preventing energy waste and
maximizing savings.
LP “Peanut” Lighting Control Panels
• Provide automated control using scheduling or
astronomic strategies
• Simple to operate and install
• Convenient preprogrammed control scenarios
• Can accept input from optional photosensors,
occupancy sensors or switches

Hotel spaces that are
used for operations
present an enormous
opportunity for energy savings, as lighting
is often left on for long periods of time
when these areas are not in use. Controls
such as occupancy sensors and time
switches can help to keep energy use and
operating costs down.
Kitchens
Implement occupancy sensors in the
kitchen areas. Lights will turn on and
remain on as long as workers are
present.
Hallways
Occupancy-based lighting control is also
recommended for the back of the house
hallways.
Warehouse
Install passive infrared sensors in the
warehouse to turn lights on and off
automatically in specific areas such as
shelving aisleways.
Cold storage
The CB low-temp occupancy sensor
controls lights specifically in spaces such
as cold storage.
Warehouse
Install passive infrared sensors in the
warehouse to turn lights on and off
automatically in specific areas such as
shelving aisleways.

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Not to be
forgotten are the
private offices
occupied by
hospitality
executives and management staff. Why leave
lights on in vacant offices when occupants are
attending meetings or are elsewhere
on the property?
PW Passive Infrared Wall Switch
Sensor
• Easily replaces standard wall
switches for retrofit or new
construction
• Choice of automatic- or manual-on
operation
• High sensitivity and dense coverage
for exceptional performance
Isolé Power Strip with Personal
Sensor
• Energy-saving control system for
desktop plug load equipment such
as monitors, printers and lamps
Open office plans can also benefit from controls.
For comprehensive design and application
guidance, consult Watt Stopper/Legrand’s new
“Best Practice Guide to Office Buildings,” available
as an e-Book online or from your sales
representative.

Innovative lighting controls improve guest satisfaction and your bottom line

This guide illustrates scenarios for implementing lighting controls throughout
a hospitality facility. Whatever the size of your project, the energy-saving
experts at Watt Stopper/Legrand can help you identify control solutions that
are the best fit. Whether you’re the facility manager looking for ways to cut
energy costs, or a specifier working on a new design, you’ll find all the
products, tools and services at Watt Stopper/Legrand.
Comfort and convenience
Your guests and staff will appreciate having lighting at optimal levels as well
as controls that are easy to operate, or require no effort.
Mandatory code-compliance and sustainable design
Energy codes like ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC dictate lighting controls in new
construction, and guests want to patronize businesses that are
environmentally friendly. Controlling lights to save energy helps in achieving
green, LEED-certified, designs and can be marketed to increase occupancy.
Safety and security
Travelers who feel safe and secure on your property are likely to return. By
controlling both exterior and interior lighting you can be assured of providing
safe, well-lit spaces.
Aesthetics and ambiance
Good lighting enhances good architecture, making your facility shine. Guests
experiencing activities in the best light are more satisfied with their stays.
Reduced operating expenses
Automatically turning lights off when they’re not needed reduces energy bills
and increases lamp life, putting more green back in your budget.

Both the 2006 IECC and ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004
require all new hotels to include a master switch or control device at
the main entry to each guest room that controls permanently installed
lighting and switched receptacles
throughout the room.
Having such a switch can improve
guest comfort and convenience by
providing a simple way to turn on and
off multiple lights when entering or
exiting a room. Installing a
thoughtfully engineered master
switch designed for energy saving will
meet code requirements and
maximize savings – preventing lights
from burning in empty guest rooms

Energy code details
The IECC reads: “505.2.3 Sleeping unit. Sleeping units in hotels, motels, boarding houses or similar
buildings shall have at least one master switch at the main entry door that controls all permanently
wired luminaires and switched receptacles, except those in the bathroom(s). Suites shall have a control
meeting these requirements at the entry to each room or at the primary entry to the suite.”
The 2004 ASHRAE standard uses different language, and currently does not exclude the bathrooms, as
the IECC code does, but this language is under review and may be updated.
IECC – International Energy Conservation Code
ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 – American National Standards Institute-approved standard, jointly
sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

For new hotel construction,choose an elegant, energysaving solution fromWatt Stopper/Legrand that is code-compliantand convenient for your guests and staff touse, ensuring their satisfaction andyour savings.HS Card Key Switch• Upon entry, a hotelcard key is insertedenergizing the lightingcircuits• Upon exit, removal ofthe card key turns offthe lighting throughout the room• Switch is backlit for visibility in darkenedrooms• Allows 30-second egress timeEngineers can couple card key switches withWatt Stopper’s lighting control panels tosimplify wiring, especially in larger facilities.Panels also enable housekeeping andmaintenance staff to benefit from reports ofroom status (occupied or vacant) and logs ofenergy usage.Integrating Miro dimmers in the lightingdesign can enhance guest comfort byenabling maximum control over roomambiance for every activity.

Studies illuminate significant energy
saving opportunity

Whether it’s to feel safer in an unfamiliar environment, or to provide a
welcoming feeling when entering an empty room, many hotel guests leave
bathroom lighting on for long periods of time, often to serve as a nightlight.
Studies show that hotel guest bathrooms offer one of the largest energy
saving opportunities – eliminating unnecessary extended operation of the
lighting. The studies also conclude that when the control solution includes
provisions for nightlighting, such as solutions offered by
Watt Stopper/Legrand, energy waste is prevented and guest satisfaction
is improved.
• 75% of the energy used by guest
bathroom lighting occurs when the lights
are left on for longer than one hour (1, 2)
• 2 of every 5 guests leave bathroom
lighting on if there are no nightlights, and
an additional 16% of travelers bring their
own nightlights to a hotel (3)

1. E. Page, M. Siminovitch. 1999.
Lighting Energy Savings
Opportunities in Hotel Guestrooms,
Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory
2. PIER Lighting Research Program.
2003. Performance Analysis of Hotel
Lighting Control System,
Sacramento, CA: California Energy
Commission
3. From a 1999 survey by WRA
Research, Omaha, NE, commissioned
by Sleep Inn

Download (11.33 KB)

3-15-2010 03:09

Achieve energy savings
of 50% or more, lower
your power bills and
make your guests feel safe and secure by
providing a nightlight and installing an
occupancy sensor. The nightlight can be integral
to the sensor or the vanity lighting.
WN Passive Infrared
Nightlight Wall Switch
Sensor
• Easily replaces standard
wall switch for retrofit or
new construction
• Manual-on with
automatic-off when room
is vacant
• Appropriate time delay
prevents false offs, ensuring guest
satisfaction
• Built-in super-bright LEDs provide ample
nightlighting and draw just 5 Watts
HN Fixture Mount Nightlight Controller
• Controller installs in a hotel vanity light
with sensor below the fixture
• Includes LED nightlight above the fixture
with battery backup
• Manual-on switch replaces the existing
light switch
• Retrofits into existing lighting
• Can be specified as part of new, energyefficient,
bathroom fixtures to be provided
by the manufacturer on an OEM basis

Hotel restaurants
typically serve three
meals a day and patrons expect a different
ambience morning, noon and night.
Advances in wireless lighting controls
have made adding scene control
capabilities to new and existing facilities
simple and cost-effective.
Wireless Miro RF Lighting Controls
• Dimmers let managers set unique
moods for each meal service
• Scene controllers provide one-touch
control and repeatable looks
• Smooth fades and consistent light
levels contribute to
customer satisfaction
• Available in two
elegant styles –
architectural and
decorator
• RF communications
eliminate the need for
control wiring
• Reduce wall clutter
and put control where
it’s needed, such as at
a maitre d’ station
• Easy to specify and
install for retrofits or
new construction

Hotel guests enjoy architectural
design that brings the beauty of
the surroundings into indoor
spaces, providing a sense of
openness along with the ambient daylight.
Watt Stopper’s controllers integrate the daylight
available in spaces such as atriums and lobbies
with the electric light, and reduce the amount of
energy consumed by lighting.
LightSaver Daylighting Controllers
• Dim or switch controlled lights off when
sufficient daylight is present
• Available for single- or multi-zone control
• Easily integrate with other controls, such as
occupancy sensors and lighting control
panels, for maximum energy savings

Without automatic
controls, lighting in
public access
restrooms is often left
on 24 hours a day. An ideal solution is to
install a Watt Stopper ultrasonic occupancy
sensor on the ceiling above the restroom
stalls ensuring that lights turn on and
remain on when the space is occupied and
turn off after the space is vacated.
UT Ultrasonic Occupancy Sensor
• New, low-profile design is unobtrusive
and aesthetically pleasing
• Detects occupancy beyond most
obstacles such as
partitions between
stalls

Dimmers
and scene
controls that allow clients to
customize the lighting in meeting and
conference rooms add value, making
the spaces more attractive for rental.
Occupancy sensors ensure that
theses spaces are only lit when they
are in use, translating into reduced
utility bills.
DT Dual Technology Occupancy Sensors
• Combine passive infrared and ultrasonic sensing
technologies for increased sensitivity and
coverage
• Ideal for large spaces
• Available in multiple mounting configurations,
including corner mount
• Can be combined with standard wall switch for
manual control
Wireless Miro RF Lighting Controls
• Dimmers enhance events and AV presentations
• Scene controllers simplify control and provide
repeatable lighting
• Wireless design facilitates installation and control
location
• Integrate with
occupancy-based
controls

Housekeeperswith theirhands full mayneglect to turnoff lighting in the many supply roomsscattered throughout a hospitality facility –after all, they don’t pay the power bills.Providing occupancy-basedcontrols in these rooms ensuresenergy savings and lets the staffwork efficiently by automatingthe lighting control.UT Ultrasonic OccupancySensor
• Automatic-on whenpersonnel enter for handsfreeconvenience
• Automatic-off afterpersonnel exit formaximum energy savings

Similar in usage patterns to
housekeeping storage, utility
room and other hotel storage
room lighting is often left on
all day when the space is only
occupied intermittently. With floor to ceiling
shelving, or other features unsuitable to
occupancy sensors, these spaces are best
controlled by time switches.
TS Digital Time Switch
• Easily replaces a standard wall switch for
retrofit or new construction
• Automatic-off after a preset time (5
minutes to 12 hours)
• Convenient manual-on switch button –
eliminates random energy consumption of
rotary timers
• Electroluminscent backlit display shows the
timer’s countdown
• Time scroll feature allows user to
temporarily override the preset time

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