The jewel of Leighton Buzzard’s architectural wonders looks set to shine even brighter thanks to a new computerised lighting system.
All Saints Church took the step of installing a modern LED lighting system after years of struggling to replace old halogen lamps.
Canon Grant Fellows, vicar of All Saints, said: “The halogen lamps began to burst, there were a lot of occasions when they were going. Because they were so high up it was costing us a lot of money to replace them.
“They were very, very high-cost to run. The church’s electricity and repair bill was over £10,000 and we knew we had to do something to rectify it.”
The historic parish church began to look at LED lighting, which can last for 50,000 hours and run at a fraction of the costs.
The computerised lighting system has 19 different settings and can even be controlled from a mobile phone.
The church used the services of Luton-based company Instalec, specialists in LED lighting, to do the installation.
Canon Fellows added: “They recommended that we use a computerised system to control the lighting with different settings.
“We can create different types of ambience for different types of services, we can do all sorts of things like that.
“It’s a system we can programme and use very effectively.”
Over 116 bulbs in the church have now been replaced.