Let there be (cheaper) light to eke out church coffers

NEW lighting has had a dramatic effect on both the looks and the wallet of a Longlevens Church.Longlevens Holy Trinity Church

The installation of energy – efficient LED lighting at Holy Trinity Church has given the building’s interior a completely new look. In addition, it will help reduce the energy consumption and future maintenance costs.

Rob Baldwin from Total Lighting and Controls, which fitted the new lights, said: “The original lighting was totally inadequate, providing very poor light levels. The lamps were very expensive to buy from abroad and were expensive to run. The new LED lighting is much lower on running costs, making approximately 80 per cent in savings, with a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. It means there are no more difficult maintenance issues”

_011All staff and visitors to the church are extremely impressed. The external lighting for the church was also replaced with LED at the same time and a complete rewiring was undertaken. The job took six weeks to complete from start to finish.

Vicar Gwyneth Gibbens said she did not expect such a visible change with the new lights. “One of the nice things is that you can now see the beautiful stainless windows from the outside, meaning those walking by can see them,” she said. “The lighting is more flexible and safer to use now with the controls and is protected from vandalism.”

Source: Gloucester Citizen Tuesday 13th January 2015

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