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Sports Hall Lighting

Our Brief

The objective was to change the old light fittings which were failing, for new T5 light fittings with cages for protection in the sports hall. The lighting levels also had to comply with the national badminton levels set by Sport England. We were also to use the existing lighting trunking for the light positions. 

Accrington Academy also wanted to save money by not only using T5 lamps instead of the old T8s, but by having dimming capability. 

We installed a 4 x 18w T5 light fitting with dali protocol, this was then controlled by a Lutron Energy Saver Node, with wireless pico switches at either entrance and a 5 button keypad with raise lower in the store cupboard.  When everything was installed we had the picos switches turning it on to 75% for general use. Then the keypad for a full setting for the badminton levels, and eco setting for light use (set at 50%) and a media setting 25% for when the projector is in use.

Completed in two weeks.

The Client's View

"Gavin, Roger and team have worked at Accrington Academy on a number of projects and their knowledge and quality of service have been excellent. GRS Controls are exactly what you want in a contractor. They deliver accurate information, work to the set timescales and have always provided us with an acute eye for detail that not many contractors out there give you."

Warren Baker - Facilities Manager, Accrington Academy

Lutron Control Panel Energy saving T5 lamps with dimming capacity Energy saving T5 lamps with dimming capacity Academy Entrance