Abacus Lighting
The path to easy, safe long-life maintenance

Abacus Lighting is one of the world’s leading specialist sports floodlighting companies, from design, through to manufacture, supply, installation and maintenance.
With knowledge and expertise from our team of qualified engineers, Abacus offers its range of base-hinged and fixed columns as part of a range of fully fitted installation-ready products.
Base-hinged sport column

Sport column

8-12m Base-hinged






Fully fitted & wired columns
In conjunction with flat glass low light pollution Challenger floodlights, the base hinge column offers an easy maintenance solution, overcoming 2 key difficulties:

  • Health & safety issues, as they allow ground level maintenance access with the use of the counterbalance operating unit, rather than cherry picker or ladder access
  • Avoiding damage to delicate surfaces by not requiring heavy plant to be transported over the grass or artificial surface to carry out maintenance operations (lamp change and glass cleaning)


The columns are delivered to site ready fitted with either 1kW or 2kW control gear, complete with a connection box incorporating 16A single or twin MCBs (miniature circuit breakers).

The 2.5mm² floodlight flex (or flexes) is wired into the connection box and fed up through the column, looped securely at the column top in preparation for installation.

Sport Column Base-Hinged Range

Base-Hinged Medium Duty
168mm base

400W Floodlight
Base-Hinged Medium DutyFor 400W floodlighting installations, where the control gear is integral within the floodlight, the standard column can be supplied with a separate fuse cut-out fitted with a 10A fuse (code ELSAB1/10A for single floodlight, ELSAB12/10A for twin floodlights).

1 Set of Control Gear
Where the column is carrying one (A) or two (B) 1kW floodlights (see column pages for head and wind load capacities), the control gear is mounted in a purpose designed steel galvanised box fitted to the column base. The door is fitted with a lock. The connection box with single or twin MCBs is mounted in the column base, accessed by lowering the column.

Box required for one or two sets of 1kW control gear. Maximum external dimensions of the gear cabinet are 775(h) x 250(w) x 283(d)mm

Base hinged medium duty columns  
Section A-A Control gear box details

Base-Hinged Heavy Duty
219mm base

Base-Hinged Heavy Duty 1 Set of Control Gear
Where the column is carrying one 1kW (A) or 2kW (C) floodlight (see column pages for full wind loading capacities), the control gear is mounted in the base of the column, accessed by lowering the column. The connection box with a single MCB is mounted in the lower column door. Max. 16mm² incoming cable, loop in/out.

2 Sets of Control Gear
Where the column is carrying 2 sets of 1kW (B) or 2kW (D) floodlights (see column pages for full wind loading capacities), the control gear is mounted in a purpose designed steel galvanised box fitted to the column base. The door is fitted with a lock. The connection box with twin MCBs is mounted in the column base, accessed by lowering the column. 2.5mm² flex is fitted between the control gear and the top of the column, looped securely ready for installation.

Box only required for two sets of control gear in 219mm base. For one set only, control gear is mounted in column base

Base hinged heavy duty columns  
Control gear box

Technical data for columns & masts
The performance data for columns and masts gives their basic technical attributes only. The technical performance of a column or mast will be affected by local site conditions (terrain type, distance to sea, site altitude, windspeed) and the headload being carried.

Please Contact the Abacus Technical team to confirm the suitability of a column or mast for your application.


Product Code Height No. Sets of Gear 1kW or 2kW No. of MCBs Medium / Heavy Duty Max. Head Weight inc. Bracket Weight with Gear (approx) Single Flood Bracket Twin Flood Bracket
T088RLHE111 8m 1 1kW 1 Medium 40kg 140kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T088RLHE212 8m 2 1kW 2 Medium 40kg 158kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T087RLHE111 8m 1 1kW 1 Heavy 105kg 167kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T087RLHE212 8m 2 1kW 2 Heavy 105kg 185kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T107RLHE111 10m 1 1kW 1 Heavy 64kg 197kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T107RLHE212 10m 2 2kW 2 Heavy 64kg 215kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T107RLHE121 10m 1 2kW 1 Heavy 64kg 197kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T107RLHE222 10m 2 2kW 2 Heavy 64kg 215kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T117RLHE121 11m 1 2kW 1 Heavy 50kg 220kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T117RLHE222 11m 2 2kW 2 Heavy 52kg 238kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T127RLHE111 12m 1 1kW 1 Heavy 36kg 234kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T127RLHE212 12m 2 1kW 2 Heavy 36kg 252kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T127RLHE121 12m 1 2kW 1 Heavy 36kg 234kg FL4/1 FL4/3
T127RLHE222 12m 2 2kW 2 Heavy 36kg 252kg FL4/1 FL4/3
Where a column is to be ordered with the gear box but without control gear or MCBs, the code will be TxxxRLHE000
NOTE: With a flange plate the column weights will vary a little.




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