Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Museum to save £2,000 a year on new lamps

ABOUT £10,000 has been spent on making the River and Rowing Museum in Henley more energy efficient.

ABOUT £10,000 has been spent on making the River and Rowing Museum in Henley more energy efficient.

Light fittings have been upgraded with new LED lamps which will provide savings of more than £2,000 per year. Each lamp will last for 45,000 hours.

The upgrades have been made in the Schwarzenbach International Rowing Gallery, the Invesco Perpetual Henley Gallery and the River Gallery as well as some of the smaller galleries.

The lamps were supplied by independent electrical wholesaler Lightsave Fuller Read.

Andrew Brown, the museum’s facilities manager, said: “We are always looking for ways to improve our energy efficiency and the trustees are very supportive of green initiatives.

“We had identified that upgrading to LED lamps would reduce lighting energy consumption and spent a lot of time testing a number of different lamps.

“There has been a big improvement in light quality and the feedback from staff and visitors has been very positive. In addition to the energy savings, this project will reduce our CO2 emissions by nearly 10,000 kg per annum.”

The museum, which holds more than 20,000 objects associated with rowing, the history of Henley, the River Thames and the children’s classic Wind in the Willows, receives about 116,000 visitors a year.

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