With the end of the School holidays, a visit to a National Trust place near you is a great idea for a special day out. Anyone thinking of visiting may also notice the new energy-saving lighting that the National Trust have been rolling out across their properties over the last few years.
Changing the lighting around the grounds of Lacock Abbey, based in the rural Wiltshire village of Lacock, is just one example of the recent projects Bristol-based Lighting Services have supported.
The National Trust team at Lacock Abbey were looking for an exterior lighting solution to illuminate the grounds and external walls of the Abbey. There was also requirement for bright light to stop theft of materials. Lighting Services’ Tony Ludlow says of the change; “The National Trust wanted a lighting solution to not only control light spill into neighbouring properties, but in addition needed the fittings for illuminating the inside of the old barn too. The fittings supplied needed to be energy efficient, waterproof and vandal proof”.
Using a motion-detected PIR system and Toshiba waterproof flood-lights to light the grounds, the Abbey is now lit every night maximising its image “We have worked with The National Trust for many years and knew which type of lighting would suit the image of the Abbey” Tony continued.
Originally an Abbey and then later a home to a Tudor family home for the Talbot family, the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey, country house and grounds offer visitors an opportunity to walk around the historic abbey and appreciate its past.
Lacock Village and Lacock Abbey. Images courtesy of The National Trust.