Putting us in contact with the specialists at local West Yorkshire LED lighting manufacturer PowerLite, we managed to formulate a plan whereby they would do some customisations to one of their standard low bay LEDs producing a compact, powerful solution to the problem of ‘bad light’ for the Denhale ARC.
The 210w Impact Sport LED lowbay met the requirements of the light output required in a light weight, compact package. Providing excellent output at 4000k “daylight” colour temperature ensures the light in the hall seems as natural as possible. This helps to both improve the ability to play sports due to being able to see better, but reduces strain and fatigue on the eyes from harsh (artificial light) with an unnatural colour temperature.
Impact protection is provided via a strong metal casing together with a tight metal grid of quite a depth over the front diffuser. The extra depth of the front grid helps to ensure stiffness and keep impacting balls well away from the sensitive internals of the light.
The diffuser does a suprisingly good job of reducing glare considering just how bright these lights are. The diffuser ensures a nice even spread of light throughout the whole front of the fitting.
The PowerLite Impact Sport LED had an emergency option which also meant we could keep the integrated EML (Emergency Lighting) within the fitting. I must comment that the EML brightness on battery was far superior on these fittings to the previous solution with the 55W PL fluorescent lamps. Even the green charging LED was super bright, ensuring it can be easily seen from the floor when fitted, even with the diffuser and deep sports cage on the front!
PowerLite finally added 3 way switching as an option for us (33%/66%/100%), which required customisation to work with the integrated EML. Their service was impressive and it felt like no request was too much.
A 5 year warranty tops the light off, and we felt very confident on the quality of their workmanship with the finished units.
Being able to call on local experts in sports lighting manufacture who are based within West Yorkshire has enabled us to exceed our clients expectations.