Case Study

When building the luxury Ole-Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, specifiers wanted a wide range of lighting to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing on the eye. Used for both lighting spaces at night, lighting both inside and outside the building needed to be modern, sleek and create a feature.

Throughout the hotel, both inside and outside, Ansell products were installed. A wide range of different Ansell products were installed outside the hotel in the entrance way, gardens and carpark, which included Concho LED strip, Subra LED inground uplights, Aero wall lights, Unity 150 downlights and Parona LEDs.

Concho LED strip was used around the outer walls in the garden and entranceway to the hotel, creating a beautiful feature lighting at night. With an IP65 rating, this LED strip is perfect for installation in outside areas such as these as it can withstand rain and dust. Available in both warm white and cool white as well as RGB, Ole-Sereni chose warm white lighting throughout the outside of the hotel to create a welcoming feel.

Up the main entranceway steps, Subra LED inground uplights were installed to illuminate the pathway for visitors. Subra LEDs are small recessed LED marker ground lights, which can be used for a variety of internal and external applications as well as being submersible up to 2m in depth.

In the main entranceway car port, Unity 150 downlights were installed giving a bright and welcoming light for guests. The Unity 150 downlights are a compact high-performance professional downlight and come with an IP44 rating as standard. Their die-cast aluminium construction, powder-coated provides a modern architectural look and the 30° cut-off angle reduces glare for guests.

In the enclosed main entrance of the hotel, a mixture of Unity 80, 125 and 150 downlights were used throughout the space. This range of compact high-performance downlights were perfect for this setting as they are versatile and flexible. With their IP44 rating as standard and the 30° cut-off angle to reduce glare, they were a clear choice for the hotel.

Around the main feature pillars in the entranceway, Addar LED strip was chosen to accentuate the features. Ole-Sereni chose the warm white single colour flexible LED strip with self-adhesive back for ease of installation. It has a fast fit plug and play connections which remove the need for time-consuming soldering of joints.

On the pillars doppio LED bi-directional wall lights were installed. With a die-cast aluminium construction with graphite paint finish and 20° beam angle, they provide a sleek and modern addition to the space.
Along the outside wall of the building, Aero wall lights have been used to enhance the feature lighting in the space. The dual-purpose design allows installation in either an uplight or downlight orientation. Its aluminium housing is manufactured from high purity marine grade aluminium and treated with a six stage chrome plating treatment and dry polyester powder coating ensuring excellent corrosion resistance, ideal for withstanding the changing weather conditions in Nairobi.

Along the walkways around the garden Parona LEDS have been installed which give a beautiful feature light after sunset. The compact low level circular LED can be used as a pathway light which gives a downward light spill. It has a die-cast aluminium construction with graphite paint finish which ties in with the other lighting used around the outside space.

Flora spotlights were also installed in the garden areas, with a polycarbonate construction, making them suitable for areas with harsh weather environments, they are a dual-purpose garden spotlight. Supplied with a wall mounting bracket and spike, they are manufactured using 100% recyclable materials and come pre-wired with 2 metres of rubber insulated cable for easy installation.

In the underground car park beneath the hotel, Tornado Pros have been installed throughout to provide light for drivers and guests. The ultra-slim LED linear has an IP65 rating making it ideal for installation into car parks. The unique base design caters for multiple installation methods and the quick release LED array/gear tray assembly located provides the installer the means to faster installation/maintenance. The fast latching, permanently located stainless steel side clips ensure a quick and secure connection.

So impressed with the quality and value of Ansell products, Ole-Sereni went on to install Ansell lighting fixtures throughout the inside of the hotel as well, including installations in the bedrooms, meeting rooms and dining rooms.

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