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Case Studies

Philippines (City of Dreams)

City of Dreams flagship hotel Crown Towers is at the center of an international hub of gaming, retail, dining, and entertainment. HDL automation solutions were installed with the most comprehensive yet intuitive command and control platform possible. DLP panels were installed enabling the control of mechanical and electrical equipment (i.e. lighting, air conditioning, ventilation, shutters/blinds as well as audio/ video system). Scenes were preprogrammed allowing guest to enjoy different preset themes. Guests can also change the setting to their desired ambiance. From romance and relaxation, to meeting and movie mode, the panels empowered the guest to micromanage their environment through a press of a single button.

Germany (BMW)

Designed by architects Coop Himmelb(l)au for BMW Group, BMW Welt (World) in Munich was constructed at a cost of US$200 million. It opened on October 17, 2007, and there were 2,200,000 visitors during the first 12 months of operation. The number of visitors increased to 2,930,000 in 2013. HDL Bus Pro lighting modules satisfied the high demands for world-class lighting control. “The building does not have the boredom of a hall, it is not only a temple, but also a market place and a communication center and meeting place for knowledge transfer”, said architect Prix at the opening ceremony.

Dubai (Dubai International Airport)

HDL proudly teamed up with Dubai’s International Airport. The Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. HDL lighting control systems are installed in Terminal 1, 2 & 3.


Scandinavia is famous for some outstanding architecture, and this villa is no exception. The homeowners wanted to create something truly special, using traditional wooden panelling, and with a fantastic view over nature. The entire property was wired for HDL from the outset, so that the owners could take full advantage of smart control for many years to come. The end result is a stunning property, both in design, aesthetics, and the energy saving, comfort, convenience and energy saving benefits from the HDL system.

South Africa

Taking three years to build, Caroline and Martin have created this incredible textured and aluminium accented Smart Home. It is called “On The Eleventh”, named after the fairway it overlooks. They love gadgets, sport, entertaining, and most importantly their family. HDL technology was used to control every “smart” element in the home including lighting, air-conditioning, home-cinema, music and more. It was featured on the TV show “Top Billing”, and a video can be viewed here. The HDL system is modular so it could be built around their requirements. Martin said that he was dubious about how technical it would be to operate, but went on to say “it’s very simple and it’s something we really enjoy and as well as that it’s quite cool”.


This stunning large property located in the South of Sao Paulo, Brazil is fully automated and fitted with HDL technology throughout. There is colour changing LED lighting both on the inside and the outside of the property. Along with ventilation, air-conditioning and smart switches throughout, this is a fantastic example of a true smart-home. Wireless technology is also installed making it convenient to set a scene remotely and to enter a warming, colourful & musical home if desired.


Chateau Du Faing is a small castle located in a tiny village in Jamoigne, Luxembourg. The history of the castle goes back to the 12th century, with years of restoration and remodelling. Now a modern castle, retaining many original characteristics, this stunning building features HDL technology throughout. Due to the historic nature of the building, it was important that the technology was concealed so that the charm of the decor was not lost. This was achieved by hiding wires and controls, and only exposing necessary switches. With the ability to convert traditional switches, or provide switches in many finishes and colours, this is not a problem when using HDL technology.


The 3rd Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (which carries the G42 and G2501 Expressways) is a cable-stayed bridge of 15.6km in total length, and the bridge section crossing over river is 4.7km. Constructed in just over two years at a cost of $490m, at the time of completion (2005) it was the third longest cable stayed span in the world and as of 2015 it still ranks among the top 20. At nighttime, the bridge benefits from HDL architectural LED lighting control, allowing the A-shape pylons to be illuminated in dazzling colours. This was a sizeable lighting control project benefiting from almost 100 HDL DMX products along with monitoring software.

London (Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen)


Situated in Regent Street’s Food Quarter, Heddon Street Kitchen is Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Mayfair. This slick restaurant is housed over two floors and is fitted with a truly stunning lighting system. The client wanted to be able to control scenes throughout at the touch of a button, and also be able to test the emergency lighting on a weekly basis. HDL UK provided all the lighting dimmers and control switches throughout, working closely with the installer and the client to ensure of the best possible results. The scenes were carefully fine tuned to compliment the natural light and atmospheres. Even the kitchen lights can be dimmed, in case of filming live TV shows. See the promotional video here.

Australia (Park Hyatt Sydney)

Seated on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Park Hyatt Sydney sits between Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. There are 155 spacious guest rooms and suites with contemporary interiors and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to private balconies, and a day spa with rooftop pool and sundeck. HDL Australia was commissioned to supply and integrate designer switches and room-control systems, to ensure the hotel would be able to use energy efficiently as well as provide a contemporary technology to their guests in the form of lighting control using elegant switches.

Belgium (NATO Headquarters)

The NATO Headquarters is a huge project that combines HDL and other brand’s KNX products to achieve smart lighting and energy saving.