First Soccer Club lit under AAA-LUX LED in the Southern Hemisphere – Gold Coast strikes a goal!
- Largest sports field area perimeter lighting to date – 2 fields and 3 mini mods.
- 6 x 25 metre poles ,20 luminaires, smart wireless control from the clubhouse, exceptional spill control and uniformity.
Over 12 months ago, Palm Beach Soccer Club approached JASSTECH with a strong desire to future proof their club through the use of LED Sports-field Floodlighting. “The costs of energy and maintenance were really playing on the board’s mind. Surely with the advances in LED technology in other market segments, someone must have a solution for sports-fields and clubs like ours.”
With a defiant approach to not take the usual suspects advice that “LED couldn’t deliver the required LUX and uniformity “-they did their own due diligence. One of the Board members at the time , Paul Jenkins is by profession, a civil engineer with strong project management skills and he approached JASSTECH to prove up the true capabilities of the AAA-LUX Sport-field Luminaire.
“We had several major challenges; with the prevention of light spill on several residential neighbourhood perimeters critical on our agenda that would probably have been near impossible to control with the old conventional solution – especially with our desired pole positions. An independent engineer certified light plan clearly demonstrated the AAA-LUX solution could manage this challenge with precision accuracy and deliver the club, the desired lighting levels.” Jenkins said.
Club President Peter Williamson , supported by The Mayor of the City of Gold Coast Tom Tate, the State Parliament MP Michael Hart and Divisional Councillor Member Daphne McDonald endorsed the idea. Subsequently, Mr Hart and Ms McDonald ‘flicked the switch’ on the fields on Tuesday night 25th August 2015 (unfortunately the mayor, was unavailable). A joint funding agreement between the Palm Beach Soccer Club, the Gold Coast City Council and the Queensland Government Department of Sport and Recreation ensured the club realised their goal.
As with the other fields recently completed, the gathered crowd were surprised at the instantaneous field lighting. Players cheered from the field and training commenced – no 20 minute wait for the lights to obtain correct lux levels. A quick demonstration of turn off -turn on for the officials to prove up the instant re-strike was provided. What also surprised the club coaches and board was the difference in quality of light – it just feels clearer and looks brighter. And more importantly, it will not have lost 20% of its lux levels in the first year!
25,000 hours is a long time in sports field lighting time…. and we expect these luminaires to be lighting the Mallawa Drive Sports Complex fields, where both the Palm Beach Soccer Club NPL (representing the Gold Coast) and the Local Palm Beach Soccer teams, train and play, for a very very long time.
There is not a Court, Field, Stadium, Port, Airport or Large area we cannot outperform the old conventional lighting upon. We are significantly more environmentally friendly reducing energy, maintenance and taking completely out of the system the mercury laden lamps and replacement lamps currently used in the old MH technology. It’s a bright future ahead for JASSTECH and AAA-LUX !