RAF Museum Hendon Grahame-White Factory
Following the recent lighting upgrades in other parts of the RAF Museum, the Grahame White Factory was targeted for an LED lighting installation. The building is the UK's first aircraft factory and includes the surviving quarter of the original factory, which has recently been relocated onto this museum site.
The lighting design for the factory had to be agreed by several key stakeholders of the museum, including the facilities management, curators and the museum design department. There were many objectives which had to be met such as energy saving and maintaining the light levels in order to preserve the exhibits. LED lighting emits no heat or UV so the lighting will not degrade the exhibits in the factory.
Dialight LED high bays and low bays were installed and each lamp was fitted with an acrylic reflector to help control the light levels. A trial fitting was provided so that the museum could test the performance before purchase.
By replacing the existing 400W SON lamps with the lower energy Dialight LED products, the museum has saved over 70% per year on their energy bills and should receive a return on investment in approximately 2 years.
- Upgrade installation replacing 400W SON lighting
- (12) 150W LED High Bays
- (9) 80W LED Low Bays
- No IR or UV emitted from LED helps preserve the exhibits
- Acrylic reflectors on each lamp help control light levels
- Payback estimated in under 2 years
If you are interested in seeing how LED lighting could save you money then please contact us. We can come and visit you to demonstrate the products and carry out surveys in order to find the best solution for you.