Case Study: Toynbee School


Toynbee School is a highly regarded educational institution known for its commitment to academic excellence and holistic student development. With a rich history spanning several decades, the school has earned a stellar reputation for nurturing young minds and preparing them for a bright future.

Beyond academics, Toynbee School places a significant emphasis on extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and community engagement. The school’s vibrant campus provides ample opportunities for students to explore their passions and develop skills outside the classroom.


The school had concerns regarding the short and long-term costs associated with their existing floodlights, as well as the visibility of their sports pitch. The school’s leadership recognised the need for a more sustainable and cost-effective solution, which led them to explore the adoption of LED lighting technology. The school’s concerns about their current floodlights centred on the high energy consumption, frequent maintenance requirements, and the associated financial burden.


– 12 x Challenger 1 LED floodlights

These cutting-edge LED floodlights enhance energy efficiency, visibility, and performance. Notably, the new lighting system now meets the stringent specifications required for football.

The decision to switch to LED floodlights aligns with Toynbee School’s commitment to sustainability and responsible resource management. LED technology not only reduces energy consumption but also offers a longer lifespan, reducing maintenance costs and providing consistent, reliable lighting for years to come.

This partnership with Abacus Lighting showcases Toynbee School’s dedication to providing its students and the wider community with world-class sports facilities while also embracing environmentally friendly and cost-effective solutions.


“We were worried about the short-term and long-term costs of our lighting system, as well as the visibility of our pitch.

What really made Abacus Lighting’s product and service stand out from other options was the clear, concise, and detailed information they provided to support their proposal. Their commitment to delivering results was evident, setting them apart from competitors. Throughout the entirety of the project, Abacus Lighting was exceptional. They were open and transparent, adhered to promised timescales, and delivered as they had committed. This level of professionalism and reliability was greatly appreciated.

Since the project’s completion, we’ve seen immediate benefits. Our pitch now has greater visibility, enhancing our overall experience. Additionally, we anticipate a reduction in our electricity and maintenance bills in the long term, which is a significant achievement.

The main reason we wholeheartedly recommend Abacus Lighting is simple: they are open, honest, and they deliver what they promise. Working with them has been a positive experience, and we look forward to continued success with their support.”

– Rob Harrison (Director of Finance and Resources)

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