Kingdown School


Kingdown School is a prominent educational institution located in Warminster, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Founded in 1957, it has a rich history of providing quality education to students aged 11 to 18. The school boasts a diverse and inclusive learning environment, catering to a wide range of academic abilities and interests.

Kingdown School places a strong emphasis on academic excellence, with a dedicated teaching staff and modern facilities to support learning. Additionally, it offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and community engagement programs.


The schools hockey pitch already had an existing floodlighting system in place manufactured and installed by Abacus, However, they were after an LED alternative to reduce operational costs/maintenance fees and minimise any environmental impact.


The solution involved retrofitting the existing masts with energy-efficient Challenger 1 LED floodlights, which not only provided better illumination but also significantly reduced energy consumption by 42%, leading to substantial cost savings for the school.

The new LED floodlighting system provided brighter and more uniform illumination, enhancing safety and visibility during evening activities. LED floodlights also have a longer lifespan compared to traditional lighting, which means lower maintenance costs and fewer disruptions for the school.

By retaining the existing masts, the project minimised its environmental footprint and demonstrated a commitment to sustainability.

The collaboration between Kingdown School and Abacus Lighting resulted in a successful LED floodlighting system upgrade, showcasing the benefits of energy-efficient technology and sustainable practices. This project serves as an excellent example of how educational institutions can enhance their facilities while reducing their environmental impact and operating costs through innovative lighting solutions.

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.