Hockey Pitch Lighting Case Study

Mill Hill School

Mill Hill School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 13 to 18, set in 120 acres of beautiful school grounds. The school is located just 10 miles outside of central London.

Mill Hill School has an established reputation for sporting excellence and continues to be one of the country’s leading sporting schools.

The challenge

Mill Hill’s hockey pitch needed resurfacing. The school decided to also take this as an opportunity to upgrade the pitch’s old metal halide 2kW lighting to LEDs to help cut energy and maintenance costs. To help keep the project costs down Mill Hill had already decided that the current lighting masts had to remain. This was partly due to a tree with a protection order on it being near the pitch too.

Mill Hill approached several contractors to bid for pitch resurfacing and lighting and we were brought in to quote for the LED lighting aspect. Mill Hill was extremely impressed with our lighting proposal. This was thanks not only to our competitive pricing, but also the improved lighting our solution would provide and the peace of mind our extended warranty gives. So, they wanted us to still handle the lighting upgrade element of the work.





Mill Hill School

Project date:

September 2020

LED floodlights installed:



Modus R1200

Lux average values




Energy Reduction:


Mill Hill School Sport Case Study

Our solution

We chose our Modus R1200 luminaire as the perfect solution for the job. The Modus R1200 has been designed specifically for sport, field, and large-area lighting. It’s a lightweight, extremely versatile product for both retrofit and new builds. It’s also perfect as a one-for-one replacement solution for 2kW metal halide floodlights.


Before After with LED
Number of projectors 20 25
Nominal power for single appliance 2 kW 1.2 kW
Total power absorbed N/A 30kW
Colour temperature >4000K >5000K
Colour rendering index >60 >70
Average light level  350 Lux >350 Lux
Uniformity 0.7 >0.7

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