Abacus Lighting

Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

LED sports lighting solution for Premier League Football Club

Warwickshire: September 2019


Bodymoor Heath Training Ground which is located in Warwickshire UK, is the training site for Premier League football club Aston Villa’s first team and is home to their Youth Academy.

A sports lighting system was required for one of its artificial pitches and one grass pitch. Because of its close proximity to woodland, the planning department had imposed heavy constraints to limit the amount of light overspill allowed.

In addition to meeting the strict planning requirements, the club were also interested in a system which could be remotely operated, via wireless, from their main stadium, Villa Park.


  • 2 x HL330 18m base-hinged masts
  • 6 x HL250E 15m base-hinged masts
  • 6 x FH219 15m masts
  • 56 x AAA-LUX WS-Series LED floodlights
  • 1 x Wireless control system

Abacus lit two pitches using our AAA-LUX LED floodlights, one to 500 lux and the other to 200 lux. The high performance floodlights ensured the pitches were lit to the correct specification, whilst complying with the strict restrictions on overspill.

The AAA-LUX range of floodlighting supports an impressive host of features which help meet the project requirements. The AAA-LUX wireless control system was integrated seamlessly with the existing building management system (BMS) to allow staff to remotely operate the lighting from the Villa Park Stadium.

Product Overview

Base Hinged masts:

  • Abacus base-hinged masts allow for safe and simple maintenance at ground level with no requirement for expensive plant and machinery
  • The risk of damage to the pitch from operating access plant is totally removed as the masts are lowered using a portable counterbalance device
  • Robust design & construction: a well maintained mast system can last in excess of 25 years

AAA-LUX WS-Series LED floodlights:

  • Built-in wireless control allows for integration with existing building management systems
  • Specifically designed for sports lighting
  • Instant start-up
  • Flexible dimming allows lighting levels to be reduced for training and orientation purposes
  • Lightest weight on the market at just 22kg

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