From Mondo Arc Magazine:
The UK’s ‘Greener Museums‘ Sustainability Leadership programme – sponsored by Renaissance North West with guidance from ARUP – recently published ways to improve sustainability for Galleries and Museums; a market sector under risk as operating costs rise and budgets get squeezed.
UK Lighting Designer and manufacturer High Technology Lighting has been working with many of the participating galleries and museums.
“We find that each gallery or museum has its own particular requirements” says Joint Managing Director Thomas Holgeth. “No one design fits all, and the fact we design and manufacture in the UK means we can quickly respond to their needs, which is also helping us build up an almost unique portfolio of solutions going forward.”
One of the key factors to come out of the programme was a greater awareness that there are now LED solutions from manufacturers like High Technology Lighting that offer the appropriate light quality distribution and flexibility to directly replace tungsten track spot lights, that proliferate almost every gallery and museum.
Alexandra Walker, Head of Arts & Heritage at Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston, was amongst those who worked with High Technology Lighting. “We are delighted that we have been able to find LED lights of a sufficient standard to meet demanding requirements of gallery lighting, in terms of both conservation and lighting effect,” she says.
In changing to LED lights, we are also able to make efficiency savings now and in the future, so it’s good for us as well as doing our bit for the planet.”
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