Category: Lighting

Lighting Churches in the South West – conference report

A Conference held on July 2014 in St Mary Magdalene, Taunton, to promote efficient and greener lighting systems inside and outside churches. Who was there? Parish officers, clergy, DAC members, architects and others. I was in the ‘other’ category, a member of Truro diocese’s environment group. I’m keen on ‘green’: efficient and effective: does the lighting function …
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Camborne Parish Church

Revd Mike Firbank writes… At Camborne Parish Church we are trying to change behaviour/attitudes and change the way we heat/light etc our church buildings. Immediate Solutions… Old thermostats in our halls and church were replaced & turned down. Oil sheets were put behind radiators so that instead of heating external walls we reflected the heat …
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New Lighting at St Wenn, Cornwall

St Wenn Church in Cornwall had 21 R80w flood lamps to light the church.   They were able to find LED replacements that consume just 7W. Two were bought to trial and they were found to be just as bright, so the remaining 19 lamps were also replaced. Rev Elke Dealey came up with the idea …
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The value of LEDs

One of my personal actions at home during this year’s Lent Carbon Fast was to replace existing low-energy light bulbs with the new generation of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). The challenge was to reduce our Wattage consumption from about 500, from 21 fittings. It now seems we will achieve this by dropping to about 145W, …
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Lighting Conference, 2 July 2014

LIGHT: AFFORDABLE and GREEN Over 50 participants attended the Light, Affordable and Green’ conference at Taunton on 2nd July. Report and photos to follow in next few days.   Can we light our churches inside and out whilst not paying large power bills and being environmentally friendly? The aim of the day is to inform …
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