Case Study: Burton Hockey Club


Burton Hockey Club is a field hockey club based in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The club was founded in 1894 and has a rich history of success both on and off the pitch.

The club’s home ground is Shobnall Leisure Complex, which has modern facilities and a well-maintained playing surface. The club also has a vibrant social scene, with regular events and activities for members and supporters.

Burton Hockey Club has a strong reputation in the hockey community, both for its success on the pitch and its commitment to promoting the sport at all levels. The club has a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers and supporters who work tirelessly to ensure the club continues to thrive.


Floodlighting at Burton Hockey Club is an integral part of their infrastructure, enabling training and matches to take place even during the darker hours.

The club already had an existing floodlighting system in place, manufactured and installed by Abacus in 2015. However, they were after an LED alternative to ensure maximum efficiency and performance.

Burton Hockey Club


  • 16 x Challenger 1 LED floodlights

Abacus completed an LED re-head on the old installation, installing 16 Challenger 1 LED floodlights to achieve a 350 lux average with 0.7 uniformity, achieving the desired FIH specification. All existing infrastructure was retained as part of the retrofit works.

The new high-performance floodlights are strategically positioned around the pitch to ensure even distribution of light. The fixtures are designed to reduce glare and provide a clear view of the playing surface. The lighting system is fully adjustable, allowing the club to tailor the lighting levels to suit different training and match situations. This flexibility ensures that players can train and compete in the best possible conditions, regardless of the time of day or weather conditions.

With its state-of-the-art technology and innovative design, the Challenger 1 lighting system is sure to continue to enhance the club’s success for years to come.

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