Library lighting expects to save over £1,000 every year
A village library has been updated with energy-saving lighting.
New LED lighting has been installed inside Theale Library.
The library partially closed from Monday, September 12 for two weeks whilst the works were completed.
Acting libraries manager for West Berkshire Libraries, Karen Smith said: "The much-needed lighting project started on September 12 at the main public area, plus the offices at the rear of the building were finished on September 29, with the lights in the children’s area being completed on Tuesday, November 8.
"Fortunately, the project did not require the library to be closed, as the lighting engineers were able to move between the library and the offices to fit in with opening times. The total cost of the project was £30,592."
The new lighting is more cost effective and environmentally friendly, helping to create a brighter and more welcoming space for visitors, say library staff.
"We are delighted the new lighting system is already making savings. It is estimated these LED lights will save £1,254.18 in energy costs and 7.16 tons of CO2 per annum", wrote West Berkshire Libraries in an online statement published in September.
"Lighting in all West Berkshire libraries is being replaced over the next few years".