GE Lighting has partnered Asia's Tune Hotels chain to jointly explore and implement green solutions across the latter's portfolio of hotels. GE will assist Tune Hotels in reviewing, planning and designing properties by contributing its knowledge and expertise in the areas of low-cost operational “modeling”, sustainable development, cost-saving infrastructure, energy efficiency and green technology. Tune Hotels is a “limited service” hotel chain that seeks to provide 5-star sleeping experience at very competitive rates. It has a current portfolio of 25 operational hotels across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and the United Kingdom. GE's collaboration with Tune Hotels is its first such partnership with a major budget hotel chain in Asia.
Tune Hotels is a “limited service” hotel chain that seeks to provide 5-star sleeping experience at very competitive rates. It has a current portfolio of 25 operational hotels across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and the United Kingdom. GE's collaboration with Tune Hotels is its first such partnership with a major budget hotel chain in Asia
Mr. Mark Lankester, CEO of Tune Hotels, commented: “For Tune Hotels, it is very important for us to operate efficiently and be eco-friendly as any savings will directly benefit our customers. We needed a global partner that understands our needs and has the scale to support us in all the countries that we want to go to. GE was a perfect match. As we embark on an aggressive expansion plan to open 30 new hotels from 2012 across Asia and the United Kingdom, we look forward to having GE support our lighting needs. In Malaysia, we aim to be the first branded budget hotel chain in Asia to be certified to the standards of the country's Green Building Index.”
The GE team aimed to create a comfortable and welcoming interior that would invite guests to relax and enjoy their stay at Tune Hotels, their ‘home away from home'.
For the three hotels, the LED Battens were installed at the Lift lobby, corridor, Toilet, room and bed pelmet.
The LED battens were used as the main ambient lighting. They were able to achieve the luminance level as required by the customer while providing greater energy savings and a more uniform lighting distribution effect as compare to conventional fluorescent lighting used previously.
GE LED Batten, with its simple appearance and compact structure, brings customers new experience of soft LED lighting. It offers a long life time of 45,000 hours, which contributes to greatly reduced maintenance and replacement costs. With the special optical design, the LED Batten provides more comfortable and uniform lighting effects for customers. In addition, the integrated design and three cove light bracket options make it more convenient for installation. LED Batten can be used in a wide range of general lighting applications, such as supermarkets, underground garage, home and display occasions
Each Tune Hotel tends to be the distinctive landmark of the city that it is in. To add a brilliant glow to the exterior façade and signage, the GE team specified the Tetra Signage system that utilizes high luminance, energy efficiency LED that offers a consistent colour tone across the signage, enabling the true representation of the image of Tune Hotel. The high reliability of the Tetra Signage system also significantly reduces the maintenance cost of signage, which tends to be at hard to reach areas.
The Tetra system provides for miniature channel letter lighting for logo letters and are also ideal for cove lighting, accent or border lighting for commercial buildings. The OptiLens maximizes the area of light coverage to produce outstanding uniformity. It comes with easy mounting and an over-molded design which protects the components from moisture. Users have a choice of a full range of colors including white, warm white, red, blue and green.
Results and benefits
With GE Lighting's new lighting solutions, Tune Hotels will enjoy estimated savings of 30-40% in terms of energy and maintenance costs. This translates to a payback period of approximately 1.6 years. From an environmental protection perspective, the energy savings is equivalent to eliminating 824, 999 lbs of carbon dioxide car emissions per year, or creating 102.3 acres of new forests.
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