Galleries can be a big lighting challenge, with a variety of exhibits and works of art on display that have different requirements. As a gallery owner, the presentation of your works of art will be of paramount importance.

High-quality, natural coloured lights with excellent colour accuracies will be required to optimise the gallery and its collections.

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

Galleries have previously chosen halogen lamps over LEDs because of concerns about colour render and over-clinical effect.

However, SaveMoneyCutCarbon has brought together experts in LED lighting for galleries who can offer high colour rendering, colour temperature options and various beam angles to allow adjustable lighting for each collection.

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

For your gallery lighting 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

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Best of Brands

SaveMoneyCutCarbon only works with market-leading trusted brands in LED lighting. We have direct partnerships with our suppliers, giving us access to the widest range of products at the best prices which means our customers always get the best value for high-quality products.

Additionally, our suppliers back their high-quality products with long warranties for further peace of mind.

Product Range

SaveMoneyCutCarbon offer a full range of products for all types of gallery whether you need High CRI LED lighting, LED track lighting or LED spotlights.

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.

Colour Temperature

Typically, galleries have used halogen lights to display artworks and visitors have become accustomed to this. Halogens have a colour temperature between 2700K and 3000K – also known as “warm white”. LED lighting is available in this colour temperature, so that customers can still view artwork in warm white rather than bright white LED lighting.

The added benefit of LEDs is that when dimmed the colour temperature isn’t compromised, unlike halogens, and the dimming is more precise and controllable.

Energy Savings

Replacing halogen lights in galleries with LED lights can substantially reduce electricity bills; LED lighting operates at much lower wattages without affecting the lumen output.

Because they also last much longer with longer lifetimes than halogens, maintenance is also vastly reduced, allowing you to save more money that can be put back in to the gallery.

No Harmful Ultraviolet

Halogens can make a gallery appear dim because of the Ultra Violet (UV) and Infra-red (IR) radiation they give off over time, which causes damage. They also produce a lot of heat – not ideal for the preservation of artwork.

LED lighting is much safer to use because it produces considerably less heat than halogens with no UV or Infra-red emission, and doesn’t contain mercury, so artworks are protected. Galleries will have accurate colour temperature, bright lighting and ensure their artworks aren’t damaged.


Artworks in galleries can regularly change and what one piece of artwork may require in terms of lighting may differ to another piece. Some may be more delicate and require more detail, while some may be larger and require more light. LED lighting is extremely flexible and can be adjusted easily, especially with fixtures such as track lighting.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon also work with specialists who can offer complete flexibility for galleries with clever systems. This, combined with lighting controls such as dimming, means there are fantastic opportunities to adjust lighting to meet your exact needs.

Are you looking to upgrade the lighting in your Gallery? Below, is a selection of our lighting range most suitable for an education environment.
"Absolutely spot on & extremely satisfied. The new LED lighting offers fantastic coverage which is exactly what was required"

"The installers were excellent and delivered exactly what was specified, everybody has commented very positively within the business and will be happy to recommend you to other departments."

Branch Manager, Colchester

“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

To find out how your gallery could reduce its energy use please fill in your details below and one of our experts will be in touch.

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