Ben Rhydding Hockey Club

About our client

Ben Rhydding Hockey Club, situated in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK, is a distinguished field hockey institution with a rich history spanning over a century. Founded in 1899, the club has grown into a vibrant community hub for hockey enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. The club fields numerous teams competing in various leagues, from juniors to seniors, showcasing a commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a love for the sport.

The Challenge

The club already had an existing floodlighting system in place. However they were after an LED alternative to ensure operational and maintenance costs were kept to a minimum, and reducing environmental impact.

The Solution

In a bid to elevate performance and reduce operational costs, Abacus Lighting implemented our state-of-the-art Challenger 1 LED floodlights at Ben Rhydding Hockey Club. Renowned for its cutting-edge technology, the Challenger 1 LED floodlights offer unparalleled performance, minimal ownership costs, and a contemporary design aesthetic. The installation resulted in a remarkable enhancement of the club’s lighting conditions, achieving an average illuminance of 500 lux with a uniformity of 0.7, perfectly aligning with England Hockey Specification standards.

The new installation has significantly enhanced visibility and player experience on the field. Moreover, the integration of a wireless control system empowered the club with remote management capabilities, enabling seamless off-site control via mobile or laptop. This sophisticated feature allows for a customisable 7-day programming schedule, ensuring optimal lighting conditions during training sessions and matches.

Abacus Lighting’s innovative solution not only met but exceeded the club’s expectations, setting a benchmark for performance, efficiency, and modernity in sports lighting infrastructure.