Four masts with 4 luminaires each is all AAA-LUX Germany needed to illuminate the new multi-purpose artificial grass field at TSC Eintracht Dortmund according to spec. The field will accommodate hockey and lacrosse.
The latest generation AAA-LUX LED luminaires have become that sophisticated that, compared to conventional luminaires, fewer LED luminaires are required to illuminate a full-size hockey field. ‘This is the fruit of the teaming of its R&D, Sales and Production departments. Since the start of the year all AAA-LUX departments have been brought together in a new facility,’ Udo Kempf of AAA-LUX Germany explains. ‘By bringing all bright minds together we have managed to take another giant leap forward. The light intensity and quality the AAA-LUX LED luminaire produce have become of such nature that we can reduce the number of luminaires required without affecting the light required.’ AAA-LUX LED luminaires are now also ISO certified.
Apart from LED luminaires, TSC Eintracht Dortmund also invested in the AAA-LUX light control and management system. ‘They can decide to illuminate the field at 100%, 60% or 40% capacity. The only difference that will be noticed is the reduction in energy consumption when the intensity is reduced. Players and spectators won’t notice anything as the uniformity will remain the same,’ Kempf adds.
Being able to reduce its energy consumption was one of the main reasons TSC Eintracht Dortmund decided to select AAA-LUX LED luminaires. ‘The club is very, very environmental conscious. By selecting AAA-LUX LED technology with dimming capacity, members of club feel that they have selected an illumination solution that will complement the environmental conscious decision they made with the field. The playing surface hardly requires water to produce good playing conditions.’
The new surface and water harvesting system will safe the club over 7.000m3 potable water per annum.
‘And the AAA-LUX LED luminaire will save the equivalent of energy that would be used to illuminate up to 20 kilometers of highway,’ Kempf concludes.