Charlie’s chocolate factory gooey for green lighting

The labs which created the chocolate river for Tim Burton’s film version of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ have gone gooey for green lighting. Vickers Laboratories makes gunge and goo […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The labs which created the chocolate river for Tim Burton’s film version of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ have gone gooey for green lighting.

Vickers Laboratories makes gunge and goo for Hollywood’s needs and the firm plumped for LED lightbulbs in its new manufacturing site, which neighbours its existing factory.

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Vickers Laboratories Ltd’s new manufacturing labs in Leeds.

Two occupancy sensors will turn off lights if members of staff aren’t working in the new lab.

The special effects firm should lower its lighting energy consumption by 73% with the new light system, claims the installer and light designer MHA Lighting.

The brand new laboratory should also save £8,333 on energy costs over its lifetime and cut its carbon emissions by 22 tonnes.

The manufacturers claim their sealed LED lighting units have a minimum life span of 66,000 hours and are designed to stop dust and insects from gathering around warm light fittings.

Steve Foster, Managing Director at Vickers Laboratories said: “Complicated chemical processes are required to take place to create these products and so it is imperative that light quality and light uniformity is at the highest standard possible for our precision working.”