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Alton Towers Resort opts for energy-efficient lighting

Alton Towers Resort has installed special energy-saving lighting in the pool area of its Splash Landings hotel.

With the aim of providing energy-saving lighting that would improve light levels and create the illusion being on a Caribbean island, the project brief also stated that the installation had to be completed during the resort’s winter season.

Technical services maintenance manager at Alton Towers Warren Critchley said: “The time frame for installation was extremely tight and as the installation window approached, so did the snow! I was concerned that the installation team would not be able to get to site and that the job would not be completed on time. However, any weather related fears were eased by the professionalism of the installation team.”

Despite the weather, and health and safety hindrances, the installation was competed ahead of schedule.

Critchley continued: “The lights are performing as they should do – illuminating instantly and producing excellent light quality – therefore I am extremely pleased with them.”

The new lights have not only enhanced the pool area’s tropical atmosphere, but also reduced its carbon emissions. To date, the water park at Splash Landings has saved more than four tonnes of carbon, equating to annual savings of 57 per cent.

Commercial director at Premium Lighting Solutions, the company behind the installation, Keith Wyatt said: “The Alton Towers example shows that creative lighting projects like this are capable of incorporating energy efficiency. Whatever the design, significant reductions in energy output and therefore costs are achievable.”

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