Excel Tennis Club

About Excel Tennis and Powerplus

Located in Royal Victoria Park, close to the centre of the historical city of Bath, Excel Tennis is a family run club.

It has six quality outdoor hard courts in total. During the winter months, four of these are housed in floodlight ‘bubbles’. The two remaining courts are open-air all year round.

Powerplus Group is a specialist mechanical engineering, lighting, and renewable energy company based in Nottingham.

The challenge

Powerplus Group, a contractor we’ve worked with many times before, had been contacted by Excel Tennis to upgrade its current lighting to an LED system. The existing system was 20 years old and the light quality was diming so much, because of lamps degrading and failing, it was significantly affecting play. Excel were fed up with the amount of time and money being spent to keep things running. They wanted to use this opportunity to make energy savings too.

There was a problem though. Excel needed everything up and running in an exceedingly short timeframe because it was due to erect its court winter bubbles.

So, Powerplus turned to us to help out.

Our solution

The upgrade was going to be a simple one for one replacement of its 2kW metal halide luminaires for LED ones.

The perfect choice to replace Excel’s halide lamps was our Modus R1200 as it had been tried and tested as a 2kW halide floodlight replacement for years. Its light weight and versatility have also made it the ‘go-to’ product for sports lighting.

With a wattage of just 1,200W, it was certainly going to help cut energy costs. As with all our products, the need for maintenance and the costs involved would be cut considerably also.

From order to installation we only had two weeks to get everything ready though. But that didn’t worry us. We simply ‘pulled out all the stops’ and used our fast-track delivery process to get things sorted – with time to spare.





Excel Tennis Club/Powerplus Group

Project date:

September 2020

LED floodlights installed:



Modus R1200

Increase in light levels:


Lux average values

LTA recommended i.e. 500+ PPA and 400+ TPA


0.7+ PPA and 0.6+ TPA

Excel Tennis Club Sport Case Study
Excel Tennis Club Sport Case Study


Before After with LED
Number of projectors 16 16
Nominal power for single appliance 2 kW 1.2 kW
Total power absorbed 19.2kW
Colour temperature > 4000K > 5000K
Colour rendering index > 60 > 70
Average light level LTA recommended 500+ PPA and 400+ TPA
Uniformity 0.7 0.7+ PPA and 0.6+ TPA

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