Castleford Lock Lane Rugby League and Sports Centre

Blazes Renewables were invited to prepare a proposal to convert the entire stock of traditional lighting to LED.

The most challenging aspect of this was the Sports Hall which is used for a wide variety of sporting and exercising activities. The hall was illuminated by 27 fittings of 250 Watt Metal Halide fittings. The problems identified included:-

  • High cost of energy
  • Inability to switch on and off due to strike up rate delay of Metal Halide lamps
  • High cost of access equipment required to make lamp changes
  • Poor lighting levels
  • Damage to lamp fittings from footballs etc.

The solution was to replace the existing lamps with the Blazes VERSO High Bay 150 Watt LED Lamp.

The results:
  • LUX Levels increased from sub 300 to plus 500.
  • Cast body and solid glass lens totally immune from stray balls.
  • Ability to switch on and off between sessions if only for short periods of time.
  • Long life of LED means total reduction of maintenance costs.

The annual cost of operating the existing lighting system was £4,955

After the switch to LED the annual cost reduced to £1,761

Annual savings made by switching to LED are £3,194 / 62%

Total savings over the lifetime of the LED will be £18,711

Annual Carbon Savings 14 Tonnes

Annual Return on Investment is 42%

No of years to achieve Payback on Investment is 1.3 Years

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