A prestigious building with a historical façade dating back to the early 20th century accommodates the most renowned hotel in the city of Leipzig. The tasteful interior of the Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof is set centre stage thanks to high-grade lighting solutions. The public areas were fitted with a total of 200 LED retrofit lamps by LEDON.
The Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof is part of Steigenberger Hotels AG. Therefore it meets the highest demands conceivable for hotel accommodation; its 177 rooms and the 220 m² presidential suite are furnished with every imaginable comfort for its guests. In line with the famous Goethe quotation “Here I am Man, here dare it to be!” which is written in huge letters at the reception desk, guests are supposed to feel at ease and enjoy the numerous amenities of the hotel.
The interior design of the luxury hotel is characterised by a harmonious combination of traditional elements and timeless modernity. Time and again, skilful reference is made to important figures and events from the city’s history, for which the Goethe quotation is a good example. The lighting concept in the areas open to the public, traditional eye-catchers in any Grand Hotel, is of decisive importance. The innovative character of the furniture is emphasised by translucent tiles in the entrance area or backlit walls at the reception, for instance. At the same time, these features contribute to the hotel’s inviting atmosphere.
The same applies to around 200 LED light sources by LEDON fitted in the entrance area as well as the lobby, reception and restaurant. Featuring a power input of 7 W, they replace the same number of 40 W incandescent lamps formerly fitted there. According to the facility managers, the extremely high colour rendering index of the LED lamps manufactured by the Vorarlberg-based brand manufacturer was the reason why the decision was made to replace the general lighting in this area with LEDs as well, starting early this year: “The light emitted by the new LED lamps is every bit as pleasant as that of the formerly fitted incandescent lamps. Even illumination of the lampshades has remained very close to the original state.” After 8 months of continuous operation, no failures have occurred yet. Furthermore, the new LED lamps boast considerable savings potential. Since the replacement, electricity in the amount of 38,000 kWh has been saved, which corresponds to a reduction in CO2 emissions of about 16,400 kg.