National Portrait Gallery gets the green light treatment

Old and outdated energy guzzling lights will no longer light up the faces of the National Portrait Gallery. They have been replaced with low energy bulbs in an effort to […]

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By Taryn Nixon

Old and outdated energy guzzling lights will no longer light up the faces of the National Portrait Gallery. They have been replaced with low energy bulbs in an effort to become greener.

The gallery replaced their 100 watt (W) halogen spotlights with low energy fixtures ranging from 12W to 14W which will greatly reduce their energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

The new lighting is a commitment by the gallery to become more environmentally friendly, it had been using fluorescent lighting since 2000, a project they have been working on upgrading since 2009.

Lumicom, a compliance scheme that helps producers and users of lighting meet waste electrical and electronic equipment regulations, assisted the gallery with their recycling needs.