Recently the ground floor reception rooms and the Lord Mayor’s apartment at the Mansion House have been re-lamped with LED bulbs – one of a number of energy saving measures completed at the house over the past 12 months, initiated by City Architects and supported by SEAI
It has been challenging trying to source a suitable range of LED replacement bulbs to suit all the different types of historic light fittings and chandeliers that exist in the house which range from brass pendant and wall-mounted candelabra fittings from c.1910 to the Waterford Glass chandeliers in the Oak Room (illustrated above). These chandeliers had previously been fitted with 40W incandescent candle bulbs and it proved difficult to find LED replacements of a similar size, shape and appearance that could provide a comparative lumen output. Fortunately the LED market in this specialist area is developing very quickly and we are grateful to Engineering Environments, O’Kane Engineering Ltd., B Green, and Neil McCabe for their technical guidance and persistence in working with us to meet this challenging brief.
Example of LED bulb used: