The latest in low energy LED lighting has been installed at Bournemouth International Centre, the south coast’s largest entertainment and event venue, which is managed by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Council.

Following a full lighting survey, Bournemouth Council awarded the contract for lighting design, specification and installation to specialist LED-Zip Lighting of Northbourne. The commission followed an extensive tender process, that ensured the best quality and most cost-effective solution was specified.

Roger Ball, Service Director for Environment and Regeneration Services at Bournemouth Council said; “We are delighted that the new lighting has been implemented flexibly to minimise disruption to centre users. The installation of this low energy solution highlights our continuing commitment to building a better Bournemouth while pursuing our green aspirations.”

Kevin Ladner, Head of Facilities for BH Live adds: “As with any large public venue, improving energy efficiency is of paramount importance. Several schemes, including a 900 solar PV installation on Bournemouth International Centre’s roof, are already making great strides towards this. By working with our partners on additional schemes, to install more LED lighting and implement further energy reducing measures, we are making sure Bournemouth International Centre is operating as efficiently as possible; contributing towards a greener Bournemouth.”

He adds: “In a subtle way, the new lighting also boosts the customers’ experience. We can create different effects and ambience appropriate to each event and shine more light on darker areas.”

Traditional halogen fittings were replaced ‘like for like’, with no extra requirements. Led-Zip Lighting provided low energy LED replacement for every fitting.

Working with BH Live’s technical team, the company provided a strategically planned installation, that worked around the everyday use of the facility.

Nick Bainton, Led-Zip Lighting: “There were some areas which needed a bit more thought, but that was to be expected in a venue of that size and complexity.  Lighting technology has moved on considerably and LED lighting can make a considerable difference in a commercial venue of this size.

“Savings are not all about the reduction in energy consumption or bills either. Because LED fittings last longer than other alternatives, the bulbs don’t need to be replaced as often – and in a large busy venue that makes a significant difference.”

Kevin Ladner adds: “In March 2015 Bournemouth International Centre consumed 166 megawatts, and during a similar period this year we recorded 114 megawatts. That is a combined solar and LED lighting saving of some 31%.”

Led-Zip Lighting predict a conservative five-year electricity saving upwards of £35,000.00, which does not take into account further savings in maintenance and labour costs.

Predicted COsavings a year are an impressive 204 tonnes.

Contact Led-Zip Lighting and the team at 01202 577 400 / nick@led-zip.co.uk