Extensive experience meets world-leading design
While the club and Midstream were keen to get started with the installation, a few initial challenges needed to be overcome. The first involved the provision of electricity to the track, which saw Midstream working with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to specify the required power levels. With certain sensitivities around the location of the raceway, a protracted planning period then followed, with Midstream supporting the club at every turn.
Another issue that needed to be tackled was the design of the lighting system itself. In many sports, the relevant governing bodies provide comprehensive guidance on appropriate lux levels, but that isn’t the case for BMX, however. As a result, Midstream’s extensive history with sports lighting was brought into play, enabling the company to design a high-performance – and highly cost effective – 200 lux system.
Key to that design are the company’s Modus R1000 LED floodlights, 12 of which are now installed across six masts at the track. Angled straight down so as to prevent any shadowing around jumps, doubles, and rhythm sections, these high-quality luminaires are helping
Andover’s members train and race well into night.