TV Carolus

Environmentally conscious sports

TV Carolus in Helmond illuminates its tennis courts with AAA-LUX LED lighting. Because they can turn the lighting on or off at any time, the lighting never burns for nothing. In addition to the savings that LED lighting already provides compared to conventional lighting, this saves extra energy. This has a positive effect on both the environment and TV Carolus’ greenhouse.

In addition to LED lighting, TV Carolus has recently invested in many more sustainable measures. This makes TV Carolus an example for other associations!

Reduced Spill light at VV Wildervank

The Reduced Spill (RS) technology in action

People living in close proximity of sport venues, while lighting is switched on almost every evening, is a common situation and recognized by many all around the globe.

This is also the case in a village called Wildervank in the North of the Netherlands. A club with a standard size soccer field with 8 luminaires on 4 masts. While the field is 80 meters away from the house, in the above picture the luminaires on the opposite side facing the camera, are at a distance of approximately 150 meters. That is a fair distance you might think but the picture on the left shows how people experience it when light enters their living space.

Case Study VV Wildervank

Video Case RKC Waalwijk Stadium

The miracle of Waalwijk

RKC Waalwijk, a football club located in the peaceful city of Waalwijk (NL), had high ambitions to get back into the Dutch Eredivisie (see last years post for more information on their ambition). And what a fantastic season they had. Check out this video to see what happened:

In the playoffs for promotion they did the unexpected. They took the victory away in the last minute of the final game… and earned promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie.

The miracle of Waalwijk … that is what they called it. But was it really a miracle? Let’s turn back time to the preparations for this amazing season. The club refurbished its 7.500 seat stadium, invested in new fitness facilities and applied new training methods. All this could ofcourse benefit their results, but they also invested in something else…

..Something that gave them clear vision, made them see the ball and their target distintcly, made their yellow and blue colors stand out; AAA-LUX LED lighting!

This is great of course, but to call it a miracle… it’s just our daily business, just like we’ve done it in 48 countries, spread over 5 continents. A more extensive reference list is available upon request, which not only contains more  on professional football references but also on tennis, basketball, athletics and rugby stadiums.

 

Overseeing the total project

“This way, even the Chinese cannot win on price”

Every sports club wants to put its stadium or sports fields in their best light. “In practice it appears that it is extremely valuable to look at the right figures at an early stage. List all the facts and then take stock. Make sure that you choose a supplier that is interesting in terms of price throughout the project, and also during its lifetime, but at the same time also offers highquality LED lighting. And don’t forget to ask critical questions. Digging deeper into matters often provides interesting insights, ”concludes Michel van Dooren of AAA-LUX.

Read more about how to make the right decisions when investing in lighting in the article below! Learn from some of our recent projects in France, Estonia and Malaysia.

Burleigh Heads Bowls Club

Another great project for AAA-LUX in Australia.

This time at the Burleigh Heads Bowls Club, situated close to the beautiful Australian Gold Coast. In this area there is a natural spirit here found in the incredible beaches, the oceans, the surf and the cool waterfalls and deep forests in the hinterland. But there is a human spirit too, dedicated to family, vitality and having the time of your life.

And they also play bowls, at the Burleigh Heads Bowls Club. This welcoming club has a relaxing atmosphere. Here, regardless of age, many people come together to play this outdoor game. In 2019 the Bowls Club wanted to change from conventional lighting to LED lighting, so they decided to team up with AAA-LUX. Their lawns have pristine conditions with full size greens which are floodlit for Night Bowls. Here they can train and play competition all night long.

AAA-LUX LED offers the club bright light in the night, with high quality & high uniformity. Energy consumption is reduced during games. The design of AAA-LUX allows re-use of existing masts and cabling which keeps investment as low as possible. Thanks to wireless controls and fast scene selection, the system is easy to operate.

Burleigh Heads Bowls Club have a great facility with high quality LED lighting, where their hours of joy has now been expanded.

Big thanks to Arealux for realizing this project!

Video: Montlouis switching light scènes

Switching light scènes at Montlouis Football Club

AAA-LUX has installed lighting at the football field of Montlouis, in France. Using 12 luminaires, the lighting intensity can go up to 175 lux with a uniformity of 0,75. As shown in the Video below it is now possible to dim their lighting to the level they desire, at any moment. At the same time they can also switch to different light scènes, for instance when they only need to light half of their pitch.

AAA-LUX from Eindhoven already 5 years in Australia

The Netherlands Up-Above, in Down-Under

Last March it was exactly 5 years ago that AAA-LUX delivered the first project in Australia. From then on, things went quickly. At first, AAA-LUX mainly delivered projects in the province of Queensland, around Brisbane where the base of AAA-LUX is located. The densely populated province of Victoria soon followed, particularly around Melbourne.

Recently, however, Calwell, a city near the capital Canberra, was the first project in the province of New South Wales. According to Minister of Sport, Yvette Berry, the new lighting for Calwell is part of a government investment to improve local sports facilities. “This upgrade offers competition lighting in different intensities,” said Berry. “Whether it is on a professional or recreational level, the high-quality lighting will offer both players and fans, who watch from the sidelines, better visibility.

Sports participation in Canberra is very high and the quality of the AAA-LUX LED lighting helps us to meet the demand for better sports accommodations. ”

Case Study Calwell

Evening Golf in Dubai

LED lighting at Emirates Golf Club

High temperatures during the day make playing golf in the Middle East not a very attractive idea. To enable games in the relatively cool evenings, Emirates Golf Club in Dubai has lit their complete 18 holes golf course and driving range. Recently the many hundreds of conventional luminaires have been replaced with AAA-LUX LED. This has cut their energy consumption to less than half.

Re-use of infrastructure

The golf course experienced that finding a LED solution that can fit the existing masts and cabling, is not as obvious as it seems. Most LED luminaires that can match the light output of conventional 2kW light fixtures, exceed mast limits in weight and wind surface; they are larger and heavier because of the need for more cooling surface.

 

Stunning view

Here at this amazingly beautiful golf course, AAA-LUX’  product features made the difference once again. The LED luminaire is the lightest in the market and has the lowest wind resistance using an all-in product including driver, it’s easy and fast to install with minimal additional investment needed. “Also thanks to the wireless controls, things become extremely efficient”, says Raymond Wiggers, Sales Manager at AAA-LUX headquarters in Eindhoven.

In recent years in the Middle East region as well as in Europa, multiple golf projects have been equipped with LED lighting from AAA-LUX. Some even larger than this one in Dubai. “These kinds of beautiful projects are a great addition to the hundreds of projects we carry out each year”, according to Wiggers, adding with a big smile, “and let’s be honest, what a stunning view at Emirates Golf Course in Dubai”.

 

We like to thank our partner Abacus for cooperation in this project.

Read more about the energy savings at the Emirates Golf Club website.

Case Study Rietlanden Coal Terminal

LED lighting installed on 45 meters high masts

In recent years AAA-LUX has managed to carve out its reputation of being a specialist in developing LED luminaires that illuminate large areas or areas where high-quality illumination is required. That’s why the Rietlanden Coal Terminal choose for AAA-LUX LED lighting to illuminate their harbour area from 45 meters high masts. This was something never done before with LED technology, yet AAA-LUX mananged to achieve high-quality LED illumination from 45 meters height

After AAA-LUX succesfully installed LED lighting on 45 meters high masts, Rietlanden Coal Terminal assigned AAA-LUX to illuminate the rest of it’s areas as well. This included the washing bay for its vehicles as well as parking areas and service areas at its site in the port of Amsterdam.
Only using AAA-LUX technology allows Rietlanden coal terminal to control and manage the illumination through only one system. AAA-LUX LED technology that is controlled through the AAA-LUX Lighting Control Management System (LCMS) can achieve significant additional energy savings over and above the fact that LED technology itself consumes significantly less energy than conventional luminaires do.

Case Study Rietlanden Coal Terminal