LEDs are ideal for sports and leisure facilities, providing high-quality, cost-effective illumination while creating an energising, safe environment. LED specialist Earlsmann recently worked with Approved Electrical to provide new sports hall lighting at Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre in Kent. The new LEDs are boosting light levels, reducing maintenance costs and saving over 30,000 kWh of energy a year.
Before: the area was under lit by energy-hungry, unreliable metal halide units
After: the new LED lighting creates a bright, energising environment
Replacing traditional lighting with LEDs to gain instant savings
Through its successful partnership with, Southend based, installer Approved Electrical Installations Ltd., Earlsmann was invited to review the lighting across two sports halls at Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre. The existing metal halide lights had been regularly repaired, but the old technology was energy-hungry and had become unreliable and uneconomical to maintain. Working with the Centre’s operator, Fusion Leisure, the decision was reached to replace the entire lighting system with LEDs to provide a better experience for users and to reduce ongoing maintenance and energy costs.
Undertaking high-quality lighting design to optimise LED illumination
The sports halls were designed for multi-use, with lights evenly distributed across the area. Earlsmann selected its LED high bay light with reflectors to optimise the cut-off angle, providing excellent illumination while shielding users from direct reflections to minimise glare and provide excellent visual comfort. Earlsmann undertook modelling to ensure compliance with CIBSE guidelines and confirm achievement of the overall target lux level of 300+ with >0.7 uniformity.
Creating bespoke LED solutions to maximise the advantages of upgrading
Fusion Leisure’s investment in LED technology will be repaid in under 18 months through reduced running and maintenance costs. The new lighting is generating substantial energy savings of over 30,000kWh a year, reducing the Centre’s carbon footprint by 17 tonnes. There are virtually no ongoing maintenance costs as the LED luminaires are highly efficient and reliable. The sports hall users are enjoying the improved lighting, which has created a more comfortable, stimulating environment for exercise and competition.
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. In-house designers use Relux modelling to create innovative solutions tailored to client requirements.
Find out more about Earlsmann’s commercial lighting products, call us 08456 434 740 or email email@example.com.
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