Case Study: Retford FC


Retford United Football Club was founded in 1987, and have had many successes over the years playing  in various leagues. The club now hosts a First team,  Reserves team and Under 21’s thanks to these  successes, and the backing of the local community.

The club already had an existing lighting system,  supplied and installed by Abacus. They were looking for a suitable LED lighting solution to upgrade to, whilst retaining the base hinged HL250 masts


  • 14 x Challenger 1 LED floodlights on existing HL250 15m masts

Challenger LED floodlights were retrofitted on to the clubs existing HL250 masts. The new floodlights provide high performance LED lighting, and instant  start up ensures play can begin immediately.

Switching from conventional floodlights to LED ensures a longer life span of the floodlights, alongside increased energy efficiency and environmental performance.


‘Our experience working with Abacus couldn’t have been easier. Communication was excellent from the beginning; we were consistently kept in the loop regarding project updates and staff were always on hand to assist with any queries. Alongside this, staff were willing to go the extra mile to ensure the work was completed on time and to a high standard.

The new LED floodlights are state of the art. Not only is the instant start up easier than conventional lighting, the quality of light makes such a difference to the pitch. Everyone who has visited the club since the floodlights have been installed have been nothing but complimentary.’

Sarah Baines – Club Secretary

Retford FC

Product Overview

Challenger 1 LED


The Challenger 1 LED range represents the cutting edge of LED floodlighting.  With unrivalled performance and the most low profile design on the market, the Challenger 1 LED is perfect for a large number of applications across many industries.

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

Constructed of galvanised steel, they boast an impressive life span

Proven mast design spanning over 55 years