Historic Hotel Receives Dramatic Entrance with Updated Lighting

Luminosity Lighting Associates, The Smart Lighting Company and EOS jointly created an impressive entryway effect at the iconic Hotel Dupont to refresh this historic space that has served as the symbol of luxury and decadence in downtown Wilmington, Del., for over a century. 

While EOS provided the LED panels that illuminated the overhang itself, The Smart Lighting Company created the dramatic entryway effect at the Hotel Dupont by using several different high-powered architectural lighting fixtures.

Since 1908, the Dupont Building, located at 1007 Market Street, has been a place of opportunity while staying true to its historic, storied roots. As one of the first high-rise buildings in Wilmington, the Dupont Headquarters was a 950,000-square-foot mixed-use complex, and in 1913, part of the building was transformed into the legendary Hotel Dupont. The building’s new owners, The Buccini/Pollin Group, are thrilled to continue enhancing this lasting legacy by reimagining this property so it once again becomes the heart of life in Wilmington. The renovations span from the ground floor to the 13th floor, breathing new life into this historic space.

While EOS provided the LED panels that illuminated the overhang itself, The Smart Lighting Company created the dramatic entryway effect at the Hotel Dupont by using several different high-powered architectural lighting fixtures. Specifically, HB50B12 was aimed above the overhang with louvers utilizing 8- by 40-degree beam optics, HB40HP fixtures were used to shine and illuminate under the overhang with 15-beam optics, and finally, SB8 fixtures specified with 120-dgree optics were attached at the wall inside the overhang to illuminate the building’s awning. The result is magical and will reignite the opportunity and vivaciousness for which this iconic landmark embodies.

Photo: courtesy The Buccini/Pollin Group, Credited to Moonloop Photography

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