6W LED GU10 lamps from Megaman UK are being used to great effect at The Caravan Restaurant, Granary Square, London. Installed as an alternative to the original 50W Halogen lighting, the GU10s provide a much cooler a cool running temperature whilst significantly reducing the running costs of the establishment.
Caravan is a coffee roastery, restaurant and bar open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is situated in a beautifully restored Victorian grain store in the heart of London’s Kings Cross. The building has a wealth of exposed brickwork with steel tubing suspended from the ceiling to provide an edgy, industrial vibe and it forms part of the newly refurbished Granary Square complex of restaurants.
Following concerns from the restaurant owner about the existing Halogen lamps, Martin Williams of Lamps2udirect.com worked closely with the restaurant to conduct an energy survey of the building. His brief was to suggest a retrofit alternative that would fit into the existing fittings whilst reducing running costs. Another requirement specified by the restaurant was excellent dimming capabilities to enable the overall ambience to be changed for the evening covers. Following a review of available lamps on the market, it was agreed that Megaman’s 6W LED GU10s in a warm white would fit the bill perfectly.
Part of Megaman’s Professional Series, the LED GU10s offer superior performance, excellent light output and low maintenance costs as the lamps provide a long life of up to 50,000 hours. Following installation of the GU10 lamps at Caravan, the energy calculations have shown a saving of 6,468kw which equates to 3,519kg of CO2 and approx £1000 per annum.