Friday, 29 April 2022
Downham Market Town Council have recently undertaken work on the historic Grade II Town Centre Clock. The work carried out required the removal of 8 sets of fluorescent tubes, replacing them with a similar number of smaller LED tubes which are brighter and reduce the amount of energy consumed. The lights were first installed in 2004 as part of a major refurbishment when the Clock was also switched to an electrical motor to operate the mechanism.
The LED lights should last on average more that twice as long as the lights they have replaced, approximately 70,000 hours, they can be recycled and are free from hazardous materials such as mercury and lead.
Local resident Mark Brock who carried out the work said,"it was a pleasure to work on such an iconic landmark and the view from inside the Clock over to the town hall was fantastic".