Effective lighting of exhibits can be one of a museum’s largest energy costs while being indispensable to visitor experience. Museums need to balance the need to have creative lighting solutions with the priority to keep electricity costs low.

It can affect the mood and atmosphere, draw attention to the most prominent displays and guide visits from entrance to exit. It is therefore essential that a museum has high-quality lighting that is sustainable and unique.

In Learn&Save for Museums you’ll find dedicated resources including top tips, case studies and best practice advice specific to the industry.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon are a proven and respected LED lighting partner who can balance these needs, drawing on extensive experience and many successful project installations.

Our unique LED lighting solutions will be tailored to your exact needs to make sure your lighting meets your specific requirements and provides you with peace of mind.

For your museum project, we can offer the following:

  • Initial survey
  • Bespoke lighting design services
  • Smart procurement – we bring together a wide range of quality LED products from leading trusted manufacturing brands
  • Complete solution from survey through to installation
  • Project management and UK wide installation

We Can Improve Your Museums Lighting and Reduce Energy By...

Best of Brands

SaveMoneyCutCarbon only work with market-leading trusted brands in LED lighting.

We have direct partnerships with our suppliers which provides us access to the widest range of products at the best prices which means our customers are always provided with the best value for high-quality products.

Our suppliers also back their high-quality ranges with long warranties for added peace of mind.

Product Range

SaveMoneyCutCarbon offer a full range of products for museums whether you need high CRI LED lighting, LED accent lighting, LED display lighting, LED façade lighting or bespoke lighting solutions.

Within each specific range, we can offer choices on colour temperature, wattage, lumens and fitting type, guaranteeing that you will always find the most suitable product for your application.

High Colour Rendering (CRI)

CRI is simply a scale varying from 0 to 100 that describes how accurately colours appear under a light. The higher the number the better. Museums need to display exhibits to the highest aesthetic standard and true to colour, so they require a high colour rendering index.

A curator’s aim will be to light an object as naturally as possible and LED lights that are above a 95 CRI are best suited to achieving this in these demanding environments.

No Harmful Ultraviolet

The preservation of exhibits in museums is essential. Traditional lighting, even with the use of protective filters, can easily damage exhibits as they are sensitive to light.

Unlike traditional lighting, LED lighting doesn’t create Ultraviolet (UV) or Infrared (IR) or emit lots of heat. It is therefore much safer and ideal for sensitive environments such as museums.

Colour Temperature

Colour temperature can highly influence the mood created when lighting an exhibit. A cooler temperature will create a brighter, more modern appearance and a warmer temperature will make the exhibit appear cosier.

With the advent of controls such as dimming there is more flexibility for colour temperature which enables curators and designers to dim lights from cooler to warmer. And, unlike traditional lighting, LED lighting doesn’t compromise the colour temperature when dimming.

Customer Satisfaction

The use of High CRI lighting which keeps exhibits authentic with true colours combined with customisable lighting displays and controls creates engaging and unique experiences for your visitors.


LED lighting offers flexibility for museums with the ability to adjust lighting for temporary exhibits or the requirement for last-minute light changes on exhibits.

As LED lighting is superior in quality and lasts much longer than traditional lighting, maintenance in museums can be reduced, avoiding the burden and cost, but also the disturbance to visitors, which makes operations run smoother.

Energy Savings

As well as the design, quality and preservation benefits of LED lighting, one of the biggest impacts it has is the reduction in energy use.

LED lighting works at much lower wattages than traditional lighting without affecting the lumen output which reduces electricity use, with substantial savings.

Are you looking to upgrade the lighting in your Museum? Below, is a selection of our lighting range most suitable for an education environment.
“We had been planning the full refit of our lights for a couple of months and having chosen SaveMoneyCutCarbon the fitting team were with us for a couple of weeks before Christmas."

“They were able to come in after the school activities had finished in the afternoon. The Team were very amenable to working around any occupational restrictions we had with clubs and so on.They were a cheerful bunch and left the school tidy everyday with the furniture returned to its usual positions.There were a few changes to the fittings etc. that were noted during the fitting from the original survey and these were put in place without any problems."

Martin Blake, Business Manager at Nicholas Hawksmoor

“LEDs were the next logical step after our earlier lighting improvements but we could not at first secure the budget, given other pressing curriculum needs. However, we worked through the Diocese with SaveMoneyCutCarbon to take the opportunity to apply for Salix funding and the whole process went pretty smoothly."

"Overall, the standard of work from SaveMoneyCutCarbon was impressive. After SaveMoneyCutCarbon secured the interest-free loan, they moved very quickly to install the LED lighting, ensuring that the work was completed during the summer holidays, which was excellent. The early impressions of the new lighting are very positive, particularly in the library area and staff room. I’m sure we will see more benefits as the winter draws in.”

Anthony Murray, Head Teacher, St Bede’s

“The installation team was very professional and the managers responded positively to requests for changes as the project was delivered."

"There was a strong business case for choosing LED lighting and we’re looking forward to reduced costs over many years.The lighting is much improved, a lot brighter and clearly better quality, which I’m sure we’ll notice even more as winter draws in.”

Beverley O’Shea, Business Manager, Bishop Challoner School

LED lighting and lighting controls certainly ticks the boxes and is really is a sound investment that simplifies carbon reduction."

"Lighting controls in particular are a great asset as it is difficult to rapidly change people’s attitudes to switching off lighting."

John Tucker, Facilities Manager, Menzies Distribution

"This is the very latest technology in LED lighting as used at the Olympics and allows us to control the lights across the park using wireless technology directly from my PC or even an iPhone."

"We can create amazing effects in seconds."

Adam Garton, Technical Manager, Fantasy Island

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