Portsmouth Marriott chose Gemma’s LED Lighting solutions

November 5, 2012

Gemma Lighting and the Marriott Hotel network continued their successful working relationship with the installation of 32 Jaguar globe lights at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel.

Based on Southampton Road, the Portsmouth Marriott welcomes visitors from all over the world to the south coast, with 173 rooms spread across seven floors. At the heart of every decision the Portsmouth Marriott makes is the impact on the environment, and the Green Tourism Business Scheme gold award, coupled with the Carbon Trust Standard, are signs of the hotel’s commitment to reducing their carbon emissions.

With this in mind the Marriott chose Gemma Lighting’s LED lighting solutions after assessing the options available, knowing from previous experience with other Marriott hotels the savings in carbon emissions and energy bills that could be made. The network’s flagship property at London Heathrow saved 17 tonnes of carbon usage per year, as well as making 85% of savings annually after purchasing Gemma’s LED lighting. Similar savings have been made at three other sites, including the Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey Marriott hotels.

The Jaguar 24 was selected as the ideal product to replace the Hotel’s previous lighting setup, utilising the effective light distribution and life span of up to 100,000 hours the Jaguar 24 provides. Users of the hotel car park will benefit from the brighter light given off by Gemma’s LED lights, which also aid the use of CCTV cameras through improved picture clarity.

The lights were a big hit with the hotel hierarchy, and both General Manager Barend Jan Schreuder and Chief engineer Craig Rawding, pictured here with Gemma Lighting’s Sales Director Mark Major, were delighted with the results.

Mr Schreuder said: “The whole of Marriott internationally set about a plan to reduce energy consumption two years ago, and we have done several things to achieve this such as joining the Green Tourism Scheme and switching to LED signage.

“We looked at our energy usage and identified one of the largest portions of our energy consumption as the car park, so Craig began looking into options for this and we selected Gemma Lighting.”

“I like the lights because the black portion on top looks good and ensures minimal light pollution, the lights are better for us and our security, and provide better safety for users walking around the car park.”

Mr Rawding was equally happy with the installation, which he called ‘easy’, saying the Jaguar LED globe lights were three times more efficient than their previous lighting.

He said: “When looking around at lighting options ROI and the reduction in maintenance costs were the key factors.

“It made sense to choose Gemma Lighting as the energy consumption was much better. The installation was very simple, Gemma sorted custom spigots and we’ve not heard the sort of complaints we used to receive with regards to the old lighting.”