Royal Philips has lit up the Kenya National Archives in Nairobi with digital light emitting diodes (LEDs) to save to 80% of its power costs. The project supports the ambitions of the Kenyan government to be more energy efficient.
The LEDs create more light, while ensuring better focus and control. They allow the archives to minimise light spill and direct light exactly to where it is needed. The system will also simplify the maintenance schedule as LED lights are claimed to have an extended lifetime of up to 100,000 hours compared to only 20,000 hours with conventional lighting.
Philips has provided all aspects of the lighting at the building, including design consultation, overseeing installation with local contractors, programming, commissioning and overall project management.