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LED lamps for museum gallery

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Artefacts displayed at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery are being seen in a new light thanks to a major energy efficiency upgrade. As part of the ‘Reducing Bills: Greening Museums' programme taking place across the West Midlands, Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery recognised that installing LED lighting throughout its galleries, offices and café would reduce its annual electricity bills and carbon footprint, and have an impact on maintenance costs.

After funding was made available through an Arts Council grant, topped up by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, Minimise Energy won the contract to supply and install retrofit LED lighting throughout the building.

The new LED lights provide a constant, uniform light, have  achieved energy cost savings of 76% and will deliver a carbon reduction of 109 tonnes over five years, says the company. Savings were achieved through a mixture of high-performing LED replacements for inefficient MR16 and GU10 spot lamps, Quasar track lights, E27 candle lamps, 2D bulkhead lamps and T8 and T5 tubes.

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Journal title: Energy World

Keywords: LED lighting -

Countries: UK -

Subjects: Lighting - Building services - Energy efficiency - Interior design -

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