The Dubai Pullman Mall of the Emirates Hotel (UAE)

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011


The ‘Pullman’ Dubai Mall of the Emirates is Accor’s upscale hotel brand which is tailored toward providing high quality services and facilities for both business and leisure clientele.

Strategically located in the heart of New Dubai, the Pullman rises proudly above the bustling metropolis and showcases a seamless blend of contemporary French elegance with Middle Eastern hospitality. 

Given Dubai’s many examples of elaborate architectural treatments for fine hotels, it was paramount that the first Pullman Hotel in the Middle East made a clear and definitive statement about its positioning amongst such considerable competition and thus, a striking lighting design was devised.

The main Architectural lighting aspect is the glass feature wall at the core of the building. This design was prepared by NORR Group Consultants and Light Touch PLD.

The design called for a matrix of ultra bright LED pixels which were to be mounted in the curved facade of the feature wall. Illumination Physics created a custom version of the popular ‘SPECK’ – a compact high powered LED fixture designed for insertion into Curtain Wall panels.

This ‘Pullman’ Speck had to incorporate special qualities in order to properly function in the harsh Middle Eastern Climate. It was designed to withstand non-operating temperatures of 90 degrees Celsius and operating temperatures of 70 degrees Celsius, making the Pullman SPECK extremely robust. Six Rebel LEDs were used (RGB), driven at 350 milliamps.

The SPECK series of products incorporate domed lenses that provide high visibility even from shallow viewing angles.

Ninety pieces were used spread over 18 storeys. Illumination Physics provided all of the control equipment and drivers. The display is controlled using Illumination Physics X-Soft, a graphic interface PC based product.

The contract was managed by Illumination Physics’ agent in the UAE, Cinmar Lighting.

90 x illumination Physics custom specks
18 x illumination Physics HP led drivers
3 x DD4 dmx splitters
1 x Xnet8 ethernet/DMX converter
1 x PC with illumination Physics X-soft software