Zumtobel lights new West London sports facility

Sept. 27, 2023
Zumtobel Group partnered with Collinson Construction to provide lighting solutions that meet rugby, football, and cricket standards.

The Austrian lighting company Zumtobel Group partnered with Collinson Construction to provide competition regional and club level artificial lighting at Trailfinders Sports Club, a new West London multi-sports facility. Lighting solutions from two of Zumtobel Group’s brands, Zumtobel and Thorn, were used to meet the standards required by the various sports housed in the facility.

The 3,184-square-meter facility, opened in 2021, features an indoor sports pitch for rugby and football and three indoor cricket lanes. The space called for lighting that would, according to a September press release, “be positioned to support the players’ and officials’ vision.” Focus was placed on adequate lighting with uniform distribution and minimal glare.

To ensure standards were met in the cricket hall, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was consulted. According to the press release, Zumtobel key account manager Paul King said, “We needed to provide 1,000 lux with a UGR<19. We delivered what was required using our Craft high bay luminaires with a narrow beam optic.”

The rugby hall was equipped with Craft and Resclite pro emergency luminaires; with 500 lux, UGR<19, and 146lm/W, they are certified for sports hall applications. 100 lm/W emergency signage was provided by Zumtobel’s Crossign, and for lighting management, their Litecom system was employed.

Thorn lighting provided a well-lit external environment with Piazza IP65 wall luminaires on the building surround and Mica Slim recessed architectural floodlights for the façade.

The lighting has been well received, with acting general manager of Trailfinders Sports Club, Reuben Hill, saying, “Feedback from existing and new users is incredibly positive, providing to be as good as we hoped and more.” He went on to add, “The lighting complements the building with a robust, safe, and energy-efficient solution.”

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HAYDEN BEESON is a writer and editor with over seven years of experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Endeavor Business Media as associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine, he was the managing editor of several machine reliability publications.

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