Case Study: Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas


iLight in the Cosmopolitan

Lighting an Iconic Hospitality Space

The Cosmopolitan is an iconic hotel that helps define the shimmering ambience of the Las Vegas Strip. With private terraces and breathtaking views, it is truly a memorable experience for its visitors. From first-rate dining spaces to vibrant nightlife and a 100,000 square-foot casino, The Cosmopolitan rarely fails to delight its patrons.

Lavish experiences are never complete without light, and this case is no exception. iLight by Luminii is a pioneer of innovative LED illumination worldwide. Helping lead the industry into a new era of energy efficiency, form, and function, the manufacturer has established itself as an authority in the LED lighting industry. Reimagine any space with factory bendable architectural linear products, RGB color changing luminaires, rings, catenaries, and handrail lighting systems from iLight by Luminii. 

Luxury Resort and Casino

All In on Lighting

The 2,995-room casino and hotel used L’Observatoire International, a New York–based lighting design and consulting firm, for the project. Owner Hervé Descottes observed, “To find your identity is not so easy.” With iLight, however, nothing is impossible. To illuminate the $3.9 billion space in a robust and distinct way, Descottes specified iLight’s Plexineon product line because of its uniform, thin line of light, consistent across colors. 

Built on a relatively small plot of land, The Cosmopolitan has a vertical, urban feel. That orientation is emphasized at the grand entrance, where Plexineon fixtures add flair and sophistication. Descottes, having used Plexineon in domestic and international projects, added, “I liked that the product was very slim—perfect for highlighting The Cosmopolitan’s clean, modern lines.” Like streamers draped from above, the long lines bend with the structure and suggest a curtain separating two worlds—the expansive outdoors and The Cosmopolitan’s luxury indoor hideaway.

Towering Above the Strip

Plexineon in the Sky

It is not easy to make a casino stand out on the Strip, but Descottes used iLight to do just that. Approaching The Cosmopolitan’s two high-rise towers, he created a sense of motion “like a starburst moving across the sky.”  Different lengths of Blue Plexineon fixtures gently pulsate on and off, from bottom to top, forming a wave-like pattern. The iLight products are perfect fits for various aspects of the project.

Since the resort’s opening, Descottes confirmed that Plexineon performed “exactly” as he hoped.

PROJECT: Gaming & Hospitality Venue
SITE: Las Vegas, NV
LOCATION: Exterior Application
LIGHTING DESIGN: L’Observatoire International (
ARCHITECT: Arquitectonica (
PRODUCT: Plexineon Blue
PRODUCT USE: Direct View
LENGTH: 21,658 LF (6,601m)

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Fast Facts about Plexineon:

  • Highly customizable and factory formed 
    • Factory bends down to 3/16” radius 
    • Field bends down to a 72” radius 
  • Surface or suspended options 
  • Crisp, clean line of light visible for miles 
  • CCT range 2700-6500K + color options 
  • Standard finishes include glossy gray, matte gray, black, and white 
  • For use as exterior or interior accent lighting 
  • Direct or indirect view options 
  • IP68, IK10,& 3G ratings 

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