With 72 rooms and over 30 chandeliers, lighting makes up a major part of Wollaton Hall’s energy bill. Additionally, the weekly toll of replacing failed conventional lamps in the many ornate fixtures, was a costly burden on the operations team and maintenance budget. Nottingham City Council’s management, chose Integral LED as a partner when it decided to investigate the latest lighting technology.
As Mo Allahi Operations Manager explained: “At Wollaton Hall we are really conscious of the environmental impact that running a large building can have. We were really pleased to work with Integral LED to find a solution that was right for our unique building that could be delivered within a tight budget and ultimately would save money and lower carbon emissions. As well as achieving this, LED lights have a much longer lifespan and with 350 light bulbs, this improvement has saved many man hours.”
Key to the retrofit project was the clear glass LED filament candles are a very close replica to the incandescent lamps that have been the mainstay of the lighting schemes that illuminate heritage buildings across the country. The exchange of a typical 40-watt bulb for a 2 watt LED lamp delivers an important cost reduction for cash-strapped stately homes. Similarly LED GU10 and MR11 spotlights play a retro-fit role in display areas whilst concealed fluorescent tube installations are replaced by LED strip.
Notts TV visited Wollaton Hall and made a short feature on the upgrade to LED lighting.