Dual-purpose design delivers where it counts
Having learned of Midstream through England Athletics, Chelmsford invited the company to create a more efficient, LED-based solution to its lighting needs. As well as meeting the lux and uniformity requirements outlined by England Athletics, any proposal would also need to fulfil the Football Association’s criteria for play at National League level, with Chelmsford City F.C. playing their home games on a pitch centred within the running track.
Ever keen to keep client costs to a minimum, the Midstream design team retained the centre’s existing masts and switching systems. Crucially, it was also able to reduce the total number of luminaires from 54 to 42 thanks to the power of the Modus S1100s. As a result, Chelmsford now enjoys high quality – and energy efficient – lighting across both the track and pitch, with the ability to save more money by illuminating each area independently.
With energy related running costs reduced by at least 60%, and annual savings on maintenance that run into the thousands, the centre now has a truly future-ready system – one that could realise a return on investment in as little as three years.