ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town’s master 14,000 sq. ft. Alvarado Ballroom now features New Mexico’s most state-of-the-art LED ceiling lighting system. The dynamic color LED system was installed in the fall of 2011 along the crown moulding in the ceiling coves and inside the twelve custom-build Southwestern punched-tin chandeliers.

Weddings, meetings, banquets and trade show events are utilizing the LED system to create unique individual atmosphere and décor. Infinite color combinations and motion variations are available as the system can be programmed to pulse with music or change colors on cue. Event functions can save tens of thousands of dollars on décor budgets with Hotel Albuquerque’s LED lighting package that includes crystal candelabra centerpieces and crisp white linens that perfectly reflect the lighting.

“This is the most advanced LED lighting system in the state,” said Jim Long, Heritage Hotels and Resorts Founder and CEO, “The LED system was designed for flexibility, scalability, and customization. This enables our customers to create a variety of stunning atmospheres during the same event by programming the lighting to change.”

Each individual light and section can be controlled separately throughout the entire system. The system controls were installed on the existing LAN network to allow the audio/visual staff to control the lights from anywhere in the ballroom, which helps tremendously in customizing the ballroom scenes for a specific event, including live shows.

The 1,350 linear feet of cove lights are placed in an extremely low profile wood moulding that was painted to match the existing ceiling color. The LED lights are woven into the existing chandeliers. The LED lighting system is also designed allow for future growth. All of the fixtures and the control system are from Philips Color Kinetics and supplied by National Electric in Albuquerque. The lighting system was designed by P. Joseph Barron, MA of Architecture and Lighting Design in Albuquerque.

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