Grimsthorpe Castle’s New Car Park

Grimsthorpe Castle’s New Car Park

Prolite’s New Solar Lights illuminate Grimsthorpe Castle’s new car park ready for the start of the season.

The Requirement:

The Prolite Project team have recently been involved in the design and installation of solar lighting to illuminate the new car park at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.

During the 2020 season when Grimsthorpe Castle, park and gardens was unable to open due to the Covid-19 pandemic the team at Grimsthorpe worked hard on improving the visitor experience when visiting during the open season. Part of this new plan was to establish a larger car park to support the growing number of visitors that the Castle receives annually as well as events in the Castle’s grounds.

Following the success of the work that Prolite did illuminating the interior and exterior of the castle Grimsthorpe Castle – Prolite Lamps ( the Prolite team was once again consulted for advice on the car park lighting.

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The Solution:

Initially the plan was to install mains powered lighting. However, the costs of doing this were prohibitive, so the Prolite team designed a system of solar powered lighting for the whole car park area using Prolite’s new 15W high efficiency solar light system that produces over 3000 lumens per fitting.

The solar lighting system was installed with beam control optics to minimise light pollution onto the nearby road whilst optimally illuminating the whole car park area. An internet based control system is available to manage the levels of illumination required and the times at which the lights operate. As with all Prolite Projects the team completed a full lighting design of the car part to confirm LUX levels post installation prior to the project going ahead ensuring that the Grimsthorpe Castle management would be happy with the end result.

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This project represents a combination of excellent lighting design combined with new technologies and efficient light sources to create a sustainable, energy efficient lighting system to support Grimsthorpe Castle’s new car park for many years to come.
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Once again the professionals of Prolite considered the problem and produced a cost effective solution incorporating the latest technology and designs which seamlessly fits into a grade 1 listed parkland.
Sebastian St M Miller

Managing Trustee, Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust