Renaissance Patriot Place Hotel in Foxboro, Massachusetts

Just a stone's throw from Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots NFL football team, is the 150-room Renaissance Hotel located at the end of a pedestrian mall connecting shops and restaurants to this major NFL venue.

"When the Renaissance hotel was built in 2008, the demand for the spa was overestimated so we renovated the 8500 square-foot space, transforming it for meeting rooms that serve as banquet areas for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate and social events," explained the project manager.

"Throughout the main meeting and banquet area, which includes two prefunction rooms and a boardroom. We installed more than 200 of WACs high quality, LEDme® four-inch recessed downlights throughout the space."

This upscale application is enhanced through the use of these small aperture downlights with wide angle light distribution to allow the use of fewer luminaires. At just 18 watts a piece, the WAC LEDme® downlights consume a third of the energy that would be required by incandescent downlights, with even greater savings when dimmed. Design is not sacrificed for energy conservation.

"The WAC downlights look great, and our guests always compliment us on the lighting. With full-scale dimming capabilities, we can dim or brighten specific zones to their fullest, depending on the application and event. The fixtures deliver a smooth, even beam spread throughout the area."

Energy savings played a significant role in the lighting decision-making process. "We replaced incandescent fixtures with the LED downlights, saving a great deal of money on hardware and wiring. In addition, the new fixtures made us eligible to receive a large rebate from the state of Massachusetts. The new WAC fixtures deliver long life and a tremendous savings on maintenance."

Furthering the Renaissance Hotel/WAC story, WAC's award-winning energy efficient InvisiLED® LED tape lights were installed as nightlights under the vanities, to illuminate guest bathrooms. "The LED tape lights deliver a nice warm glow at night,"


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Renaissance Hotel
Foxborough, MA 02035