5 Must-know tips for designing an electrical lighting system for hotels and restaurants

5 Must-know tips for designing an electrical lighting system for hotels and restaurants

For restaurants and hotels, the electrical lighting system is often highly demanded. Because the light will directly affect the customer’s experience, space’s aesthetics, and lighting performance, let’s look at the main points to get the attention for the electrical lighting system for hotels and restaurants with Sao Nam!

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Attach special importance to standards of the electrical lighting system for restaurants and hotels

The electrical lighting system in hotels and restaurants is essential. Because it not only helps to exalt the elegance but also creates space’s accents and distinctive features. There are many different electrical lighting designs and layouts for the particular areas such as reception, conference room, dining room, bedroom, etc.,

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Electrical lighting system needs to choose high-quality, high-efficiency, energy-saving, and environmentally friendly light sources. At the same time, the lighting contractors need to combine local electrical lighting systems with extended lighting and artistic color effects to enhance the space. In addition, we can use the smart electrical lighting system to help customers seize the best experiences.

Pay attention to meet the lighting standards.

When designing and laying electrical lighting systems out for hotels and restaurants, the required lighting standards must be strictly adhered to. There are some standards applied to electrical lighting design:

– Vietnam Standard 7114:2008: Ergonomics – Working area lighting.

– NATIONAL TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: QCVN 09:2013/BXD: Constructions use energy efficiently.

From these standards, the lighting contractors must pay extreme attention to the general criteria when arranging the electrical lighting system, particular in:

– Meet Vietnamese standards TCVN 7114-1:2008: Ergonomics – Illumination of the working surface’s illuminance, uniformity, and light color rendering index.

– Meet National Technical Regulation QCVN 09:2013/BXD: Construction works use energy efficiently and power density.

– Lighting fixtures are safe – economical – environmentally friendly. Their products have high performance, quality assurance suitable for many spaces. Luxury equipment reaches the aesthetics and interiors of restaurants and hotels.

Using a light source with a wide color temperature range and high color rendering index, Super bright LEDs.

– Lighting space must ensure lighting quality criteria such as ensuring uniformity in area, limiting glare, and providing aesthetic for the building, flexibly controlled for different goals in space.

Lighting quality standards according to TCVN 7114-2008:

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Immediately update the electrical lighting solutions for each space

Electrical lighting system for reception, lobby

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In the reception area, the cashier, electrical lighting system helps customers feel comfortable and friendly. In addition, lighting for this area needs enough brightness to transact on computers such as booking, cashier, and concierge. Choosing the electrical lighting system with a high color transmission index and suitable color, high efficiency, and energy-saving are very important.

Typically, lighting patterns for reception and cashier areas use different types of lights. Depending on the required illumination level, the number of lamps in the luminaire and the kind of lamp are selected accordingly. The models do not take the influence of natural light. The illuminance for this model meets TCVN 7114:2008 standard. For lighting efficiency and special decorative requirements, we can use others.

– Requirements for technical specifications:

+ Illumination on working surface: ≥ 300 lux

+ Color rendering index Ra: ≥ 80

+ Uniformity: ≥ 0.7

– Electrical lighting solution: General lighting combined with local lighting, using direct lighting fixtures.

Electrical lighting system for meeting rooms

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The lighting of meeting rooms in restaurants and hotels must ensure lighting quality for conference and event activities. Besides that, they must create solemnity and aesthetics for space. It is recommended to choose luminaires with high color transmission index and suitable light colors to create a unique style for these spaces. Lighting equipment should have high efficiency and energy saving. The lighting contractors usually use flexible and smart lighting control for the electrical lighting system of \ projection activities and events.

The meeting room lighting model uses different lighting types such as LED panel lights, downlights, emergency lights… Depending on the requirement of lighting level, we can consider the number of lights and the type of lights accordingly. The models do not take into account the influence of natural light. The calculated illuminance requirements for this model are selected based on the TCVN 7114:2008 standard.

– Requirements for technical specifications:

+ Illumination on working surface: ≥ 500 lux

+ Color rendering index Ra: ≥ 80

+ Uniformity: ≥ 0.7

– Electrical lighting solution: General lighting or mixed lighting using direct luminaires, use exit and emergency lights.

Electrical lighting system for dining room, function room

The lighting of restaurants, dining rooms, and function rooms must ensure lighting quality and aesthetics and create accents for space. For these spaces, it is recommended to choose luminaires with high color transmission index and suitable light colors to create a unique style for the room, create a cozy atmosphere, and make the food more delicious. Electrical lighting fixtures have high efficiency and energy saving.

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Lighting model for restaurant, dining room, function room using different types of lights. Depending on the illumination level, the lamp’s number of lamps in the luminaire and the kind of lamp are selected accordingly. The models do not take into account the influence of natural light. The calculated illuminance requirements for this model are selected based on the TCVN 7114:2008 standard. For lighting efficiency and special decorative needs, additional luminaires can be used.

– Requirements for technical specifications:

+ Illumination on working surface: ≥ 200 lux

+ Color rendering index Ra: ≥ 80

+ Uniformity: ≥ 0.7

– Electrical lighting solution: General lighting using direct lighting fixtures. Local lighting for decoration to create accents for space

Electrical lighting system for the kitchen

In restaurants and hotels, electrical lighting solutions for the kitchen must ensure quality lighting for intense activities in this area. We should choose luminaires with high color transmission index, suitable light color. For cabinets, kitchen shelves and processing areas can arrange local lighting. Equipment used has high efficiency and energy saving.

– Requirements for technical specifications:

+ Illumination on working surface: ≥ 500 lux

+ Color rendering index Ra: ≥ 80

+ Uniformity: ≥ 0.7

– Electrical lighting solution: General lighting using direct lighting fixtures.

Electrical lighting system for basement, parking area

Basement lighting provides sufficient brightness for activities, ensuring safe circulation. Lighting equipment used can meet some special conditions: waterproof, moisture-proof. The models do not take into account the influence of natural light. Illuminance requirements for this model are selected based on the TCVN 7114:2008 standard.

– Requirements for lighting quality criteria:

+ Illumination on the working surface: ≥ 75 lx

– Electrical lighting solution: General lighting using direct lighting fixtures. All kinds of lights can be used, such as LED High Bay lights,… Use emergency and exit lights.

Outdoor electrical lighting system for garden

With hotels having extensive gardens or outdoor restaurants, designing the decorating and electrical lighting system is very important. It not only has the effect of lighting, but it also has the effect of creating accents, differences, and impressions, thereby attracting customers.
Lights along the path and stairs indicate a safe area, avoiding obstacles. To avoid accidents in the garden at night, you should install more underground LED bulbs if they are not bright enough.

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For restaurants, hotels with fish tanks, or mini fountains, we should decorate them with underwater LED lights, color, and brightness control systems. It will definitely make the restaurant and hotel shimmering and outstanding.

Restaurants and hotels are familiar places for meetings, receptions, entertainment, relaxation. Therefore, it is necessary to arrange flexible lighting suitable to the needs of each area and create optimal efficiency. The electrical light system should use stable light sources and the right color and color temperature. In addition, we need to coordinate many lighting methods such as general, local, or wall lighting. Proper lighting in hotels and restaurants takes a lot of time to achieve convenience and safety.

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