When Burton Albion planned the move to their new stadium site and upgrade their floodlighting systems, the club turned to Abacus Lighting for a top class solution. Mindful of the need for high quality colour rendition for colour TV, and simple maintenance, the club chose a base-hinged mast system in tandem with the Challenger®
3 stadium floodlight.
Lamp change and maintenance is carried out at ground level with minimum fuss and maximum safety. Abacus’ Plus 10 maintenance contract provides the club with peace of mind for 10 years. The 2kW lamp offers daylight colour, with a colour rendition of Ra=90 (where Ra=100 is daylight).Alternative 1.5kW systems offer only Ra=65 with a noticeable difference in clarity on TV.
The new system was installed in time for Burton Albion’s prestigious FA Cup tie against Manchester United. Albion held the Red Devils to a 0 - 0 draw to earn a replay at Old Trafford!