Abacus Lighting

Hockey pitch sports floodlighting at Burton Hockey Club.

Burton Hockey Club.

Staffordshire, UK: July 2016

Starting life with a first and second eleven, Burton Hockey Club has a long standing history dating back to 1899. Proving its growth over the years, the Staffordshire based club now caters for seven mens teams, three ladies teams and a successful youth academy. With a home training base at Shobnall Leisure Centre, the club wanted to renovate an old disused hockey pitch on the site. This pitch not only required a new floodlighting solution, but a suitable playing surface was also required. Working alongside Notts Sport and O’Briens Contractors to install a high standard sports pitch, Abacus designed a performance lighting solution consisting of Abacus raise and lower masts with Challenger 1 floodlights.

Challenger 1 floodlights are high performance fittings used across a variety of outdoor sports grounds and are designed for optimum lighting performance. Using an integral baffle and flat glass design, the Challenger has excellent light control which ensures an even lighting distribution and contains light to the pitch only. This results in minimal light overspill to the surrounding area and glare limitation to those using the pitch. The high level of light control allows the system to fulfil the lighting levels required for both competitive matches and training, with 350 lux across the pitch and 0.7 uniformity, without loss of light.
The IP66 rated high pressure die cast aluminium body is designed to withstand the elements whilst protecting the lamp and electrics from damage. Teamed with Abacus raise and lower masts, the Challenger 1 reduces the time spent on maintenance with quick access to the floodlight via a rear panel.

Abacus’ proven raise and lower HL250 mast helps to reduce costs & time spent during installation and maintenance. The need for working at height or hiring machinery is completely removed, with maintenance being safely undertaken at ground level.

With a professional lighting system and new pitch surface, Burton Hockey Club can continue to perform at all levels on this newly refreshed Peter Ellis Astro pitch.

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