AN award-winning gallery in Yorkshire will be saving thousands of pounds in future energy costs and reducing its carbon footprint, by investing in LED lighting, installed by LED Supply & Fit, in Newton Aycliffe.

The Hepworth Wakefield houses an outstanding art collection, and needs to ensure that the building is lit in such a way as to show the artworks off to their best advantage, while also avoiding any damage that exposure to artificial light might cause.

When the gallery was built, halogen lights were fitted throughout the large building, and they had long wished to change to LEDs to reduce their environmental impact and save costs, especially as energy prices have soared. It was a big investment to change their entire lighting system, which involved the installation of more than 700 fittings.

LED Supply & Fit worked with the gallery to show how much they would save over a ten-year period.

Through installing the LEDs, the gallery’s actual annual costs on energy is estimated to make a saving of £17,690.40. Over ten years, this will afford them a saving of more than £175,000.

They will be also saving a further £11,000 in servicing costs, as LED lighting does not require servicing, plus, LED Supply & Fit offer a full 5-year warranty on their LED luminaires.

Alan Lovett, Estates Manager for the Gallery, was delighted with the process and the result of the changeover, saying: “The Hepworth Wakefield is one of the largest purpose-built galleries in the UK, attracting many thousands of visitors to the region each year and celebrating the Wakefield district as the birthplace of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

“We are committed to radically reducing our environmental footprint and inspiring our audiences to do the same. We are working to become carbon-neutral by 2030 in line with Wakefield Council’s ambition.

“An important step towards achieving this ambition was to replace the existing halogen lighting, both internally and externally, to LED. We were pleased to award the contract to do that to LED Supply & Fit who completed the replacement within three weeks, whilst ensuring the work did not affect gallery day-to-day operations and visitor experience.

“We found LED Supply & Fit  to be very competitive on their pricing, reliable and helpful, especially in providing advice on the best lighting options to generate the biggest savings.”

Switching to LED lights is simple, definitely cost-effective, and organisations may be eligible for funding to help them to make the change.

LED Supply & Fit can visit the premises and do a survey, provide a free, no-obligation quote, and assist with finding funding. They can advise also on solar, PV and EV energy.

Once you’ve registered your enquiry, they will do the research and identify what funding is best for you – saving you time and allowing you to concentrate on your business.

LED Supply & Fit Proprietor, Gary Rudd says: “We are very pleased to have been asked to install the new LED lighting at The Hepworth Wakefield, and in helping them get to #netzero.

“They are saving nearly £18k a year by switching to LED, and, not only does LED produce a brighter light, which creates a safer, more comfortable environment, but average savings in lighting costs are between 60 and 80 per cent.

“LED Supply & Fit offers a free, no-obligation survey, followed up by a detailed cost savings document and installation quotation. We can help each and every one of our customers to find the best funding stream to help them convert to LED.”

All the lights are installed by their highly-experienced team of engineers, with minimum disruption to the working day.

For any LED queries, demonstrations, orders, and project needs, give the customer service team a call on 01388 814089.

LED Supply and Fit, 14 Evans Business Centre, Durham Way South, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 6ZF