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Giving sports facilities a new lease of life with updated LED high bay lighting

LED lighting is a winning choice for sports halls, providing bright, flexible illumination that offers ideal conditions for playing and watching activities. LED specialist Earlsmann recently worked on a project at a sports centre in Essex to replace failing lighting throughout its multi-use sports hall. The new LED lighting provides a brighter environment for taking part in sport and will reduce ongoing maintenance costs.


Before: With the old lighting, the sports hall was uninviting and gloomy.  After: The hall is now brightly lit and compliant with CIBSE guidelines

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Earlsmann works in partnership with clients and installers to develop best value solutions

Following a number of successful projects together, Southend-based installer Approved Electrical contacted Earlsmann to ask the team to review the existing sports hall lighting at Dengie Hundred Sports Centre in Burnham-on-Crouch. Once on site, Earlsmann found that although the in-situ lighting had previously been converted to LED, much of it had already reached the end of its life and was failing (10 out of a total of 24 luminaires). There was also a high level of glare from the original LED fittings, indicating that both the quality and design of the lighting the client had been advised to purchase by its last supplier was not fit for purpose.

Using Relux modelling to confirm compliance with CIBSE guidelines

Earlsmann designed the new scheme using its LED high bay units. The team modelled the solution using Relux software to meet required light levels in line with CIBSE LG4 guidelines for over 300 lux and 0.7 uniformity. This level was met across each of the badminton courts (the predominant sport played in this multi-use facility). The project underscores the need to invest in high-quality LED lighting to ensure a long lifespan and minimise the costs of maintenance. The client is very pleased with the new LED high bay units, confirmed by the Centre’s Operations Manager Shelley Abbott-Jones, who said, “the sports hall lights look fantastic”.

Earlsmann – your experienced partner in creating total LED lighting solutions

Earlsmann is a UK-based LED lighting company with many years’ experience in the LED marketplace, providing a comprehensive range of lighting solutions to suit every interior and exterior application. Our in-house designers use Relux modelling to create innovative solutions tailored to client requirements. Earlsmann have years  of experience providing LED lighting services to sports centres.

Find out more about Earlsmann’s commercial lighting products call 08456 434 740 or email sales@earlsmann.co.uk.

Before vs. after: the sports hall is now brightly lit and compliant with CIBSE guidelines.

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