Marl has recently announced it will be taking part in the restoration of the Sir John Barrow Monument in Ulverston, Cumbria by donating the design, manufacture and installation of custom made LED lighting. Aerospace and Defence Products are the Pacific Rim sales representatives for Marl products.
Marl's donation of custom designed and made LED lighting will include ground recessed LEDs to illuminate the exterior of the monument at night, as well as LED units fitted into the curved interior walls within the monument to light up the interpretation chamber and information boards for visitors.
According to Managing Director of Marl International, Adrian Rawlinson, the company likes to maintain a high level of local and social responsibility by supporting local causes, such as the Sir John Barrow Monument restoration project.
"Lighting up the monument with new high powered, efficient LEDs has made a striking impression and we hope it is enjoyed by many locals and visitors for years to come," says Rawlinson.
Marl's generous custom made LED lighting donation was further boosted by Furness Enterprise Chief Executive, Harry Knowles who stated that the 19th Century Sir John Barrow Monument has benefited greatly from its new 21st Century solid state lighting.
"Now residents and visitors to the area can experience not only the iconic monument but unique modern lighting technology that has been produced in the area," says Knowles.
Marl replaced the existing inefficient exterior lights with six 35 watt LEDs, each comprising of 12, 2.5 watt LED units and two drivers. These LED's are high powered lights with low energy consumption, excellent reliability and a greatly improved life span of approximately 60,000 hours running time, reducing both maintenance and energy costs.
Producing 2,000 lumens each, the custom designed and manufactured LED lighting illuminates the exterior with cool white light.
Five 7.5 watt custom made LED lighting units based on Marl's Orion range light the interpretation chamber within the monument. Specialised brackets and finials in the shape of the monument's roof were designed to fit them onto the curved interior walls.
These lights have a chrome plated T3¼ finish, produce 300 lumens each, and light up the interior chamber with warm white light, making a bright, welcoming environment for visitors to the historical site.