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Preserving Malta’s heritage at the lowest running costs

In an effort to adopt an eco-friendly approach in local heritage site preservation, in 2010 Din l-Art Ħelwa, a non-governmental national trust organisation, entrusted Smart Light Systems with a pilot project entailing the provision and installation of an LED system at the mediaeval chapel of Santa Marija in Bir Miftuħ.


In addition to reducing carbon emissions, electricity consumption and recurrent expenditure, this cold lighting system was recorded to have improved the atmospheric conditions of the chapel’s internal microclimate, providing the stability required for the conservation of its unique 15th century fresco fragments. It was expected that this installation, whereby eight 7.5 Watt LEDs replaced the existent 100 Watt metal lights, would reduce carbon footprint and electrical consumption by 93% on each LED.