Case Study: Hamworthy United FC

About Our Client

Hamworthy United has had great success at all levels over the years in various competitions. They are known for having the best playing facilities within the county, thanks to a significant upgrade to the ground in 2016, which included a new 3G all-weather pitch with new floodlights supplied by Abacus Lighting.


The football club is dedicated to developing innovation in the club and enhancing its newest surroundings. Part of the enhancement plan included upgrading their floodlights.

Abacus was given the opportunity to survey the site and make recommendations based on the latest pioneering LED lighting.



Abacus Lighting replaced existing HID floodlights with LED floodlights

  • Retrofit of 12no 1.5kW LED floodlights to the existing Abacus base hinged columns.
  • Designed to 200 lux with 0.6 lighting uniformity.

The Abacus Lighting design team understood the Hamworthy United all-weather pitch lighting solution needed to meet the FA ground grading criteria; therefore, they proposed replacing their existing 16no 2kW Challenger 1 HID floodlights with 12no 1.5kW LED floodlights, on 8no the existing Abacus base hinged columns. This would allow for more light output while using less energy and not compromising on operational efficiency.

The new floodlights achieve an average illuminance of 200 lux with 0.6 lighting uniformity and 0.25 min/max. The new lighting system provides fantastic lighting all year round, particularly during broadcasted games when viewers can watch the match from inside their own living room as if they were there live!

We were delighted to work with Hamworthy United and the Dorset FA on this lighting upgrade project. Abacus Lighting has provided complete peace of mind, with our 10 year warranty, so their investment is protected for years to come.

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