We are all conscious in this modern age of trying to reduce our carbon footprint, to lower our levels of emissions and to create a better, greener future. But we also still need to use energy so that businesses and buildings can function.
Theatres need to use lights – both to illuminate the stage, creating mood and atmosphere for the intended production and for the visitors to provide general safety and in case of emergencies. But is there a way to deliver the lighting required in this building but also reduce the energy consumption generated?
By utilising LED technology theatres can diminish their carbon footprint whilst also benefiting from a light source that is more durable and efficient. LED lights use a fraction of the power of their traditional counterparts which is a great advantage particularly to places where lights are used for a prolonged period. Conventional bulbs will aim their light in all directions however an LED light will emit light in a specific direction which helps reduce waste of light and energy.
As they contain no toxic chemicals, LED lights are recyclable as opposed to traditional lights which contain harmful components. And as LED lights have a long lifespan, they can reduce the production of many traditional bulbs, thus making them a greener better option.
Bri-Tek recently used Dali Dimmable LED Acrylic High bays to replace traditional lighting within a theatre. This resulted in the reduction of wattages per lamp from 250 watts to 120 watts. The lights were supplied with emergency options and a 5- year warranty creating a sustainable, affordable and eco friendly alternative to lighting that would have been used for the stage and the building.
By using modern LED light sources, Bri-Tek created a better lighting situation not only in terms of carbon footprint but also in terms of quality of light. The LED bulbs would continue working in different temperatures and conditions, offering a source of light that is comfortable and reduces eye strain and dust particles in the air. The result benefited both the theatre themselves and the patrons who could enjoy all the drama from the stage, safe in the knowledge that they are in a greener, cleaner environment.