Megaman’s Nero LED battens have been used to improve the lighting quality and lower the energy usage at Tring Market Auctions, an independent auction house located on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire.
Tring Market Auctions dates back to 1832, and today hosts fine art and antique auctions. Its current buildings consist of a number of former cattle auction buildings that have been repurposed as characterful sales rooms. Previously, lighting was provided by standard T8 fluorescent tubes, but the owners were looking for a more energy-efficient solution that would also improve the customer experience.
Megaman’s Nero LED fittings proved a cost-effective alternative to conventional T5 and T8 fluorescents. The 48W Nero battens were chosen based on a recommendation and supplied by a local wholesaler. The 4000K versions were installed in the four sales rooms, as well as the connecting hallway, to deliver a clean, bright, white light. Due to the higher quality of light produced by the new LEDs, the total number of fittings could be reduced without affecting the overall light levels.
Jo Burch, Saleroom Administrator at Tring Market Auctions, enthuses, “The new lighting has made a significant difference, and many of our regular customers have commented on the improvement. We didn’t realise how poor the light really was until the fittings were replaced. We have also been able to reduce our energy usage, due to the much lower power requirements of the LEDs.”