New LED floodlights cut energy use at schools and sports centres

Hoops Basketball Centre reports 80% plus energy saving from new exterior floodlights

LED lighting transforms the sports hall at Northern England private school

Ulverston, UK, 12 March 2013. A new range of efficient LED floodlighting from Marl International is providing schools, colleges and sports centres with energy savings of 50-80%, improving the ambiance and cutting maintenance costs too. A basketball club realised even higher energy savings of over 80% after replacing standard SON floodlights with LED floodlights that are not only more efficient but also better directed onto key areas.

Marl International Bay Range LED floodlights provide an efficient, flexible light source for interior sports halls and outdoors on sports fields and courts. Energy efficient 772, 773 and 774 series floodlights from the Marl Bay Range have single, double and triple modules for targeted illumination with low light pollution and wastage. In addition to the energy savings, they provide clear white light giving a better ambiance particularly indoors, and a long life of at least 50,000 hours.

Marl has recently completed installations of the new floodlights outside at Hoops Basketball Centre, Barrow-in-Furness and indoors in the sports hall at Abbey Gate College in Cheshire. At the Hoops Centre, Marl fitted eight 30W and two 90W floodlights around the outside of the building, replacing twelve 350W SON fixtures. The new fixtures are much more efficient, and better targeted onto the emergency exit routes rather than the surrounding grass. According to Hoops Basketball Centre Manager, Ian France, “The installation gives us an immediate energy saving of over 80%, as well as a reduction in maintenance cost as the new lights need replacing less often. We’re also impressed with the quality of the lights. The security CCTV images are much improved because the LED floodlights are whiter. We are looking at installing an extra light to illuminate the car park.”

Commenting on the installation of LED lights inside the sports hall at one of the North of England’s most prestigious independent schools, Abbey Gate College, Cheshire, Business Manager Andrew Bache said, “The real appeal of Marl LED lights for us is the convenience and improvement in the environment. Though the sodium lights were adequate for football and gymnastics, the hall is also used for examinations and social events. We were able to dramatically increase the light level in the hall, ensuring the corners as well as the central area is brightly lit. The LED lights are much whiter and very much more even, since the output of the sodium lamps degrades noticeably as they age.”

In addition to improving the appearance, the new lights offered cost savings in several areas, as Mr Bache explained. “The sodium lights took about 20 minutes to warm up, so were normally left on all day. Now we can just switch them on when we arrive and off when we leave.”

Different colour temperatures and optical configurations can be selected for varying light distances and intensities making them an excellent solution for sports halls and arenas, recreational and public areas, marquees, perimeter fencing, gardens and car parks. Motion and dusk to dawn sensors can be integrated and the instant illumination with no warm-up time required saves on unnecessary light-on time. All three floodlights feature robust casing and are fully sealed to IP67 standard for total protection against dust, temporary immersion of water and to safeguard against vandalism, extreme weather conditions and reduce maintenance costs of replacing broken lights.

These super bright floodlights use the latest LED technology with a luminous efficacy of 83.3 to 94.2 lumens/Watt from an 110V-27V AC mains supply. With a single module, the 772 Series dimensions are 300 x 93 x 223mm and weighs 2.8kg; the double module 773 Series is 300 x 193 x 253 and weighs 4.7kg; and the triple module 774 Series is 300 x 293 x 253, weighing 6kg.

About Marl International:

Marl International has specialised in the design and manufacture of visible LED indication and illumination components and systems for nearly 40 years. As UK distributor for Citizen, Lighting Science, Bivar and a hub of a pro-actively managed international supply chains, Marl has unique access to some of the best Solid State Lighting and Electronics technology in the world. It integrates these technologies into energy efficient lighting and indication solutions. Marl International has world class design and manufacturing facilities, staffed by over 100 highly trained and experienced specialists operating from a single site on a dedicated technology park in Ulverston, England. As a unified team, they offer agility, speed, flexibility, and willingness to respond to both needs and expectations as projects evolve and mature through the entire product life cycle. Marl partners with leaders in Defence, Aerospace, Entertainment, Transportation, and Lighting industries in the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia.

Marl is a quality company. It is registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 standard and fully RoHS and WEEE compliant.

For more information, please contact:

Marl International Limited, Marl Business Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9BN, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1229 582430; Fax: +44 (0)1229 585155

Email: marketing@marl.co.uk; Website: www.leds.co.uk

Press Contact:   Peter van der Sluijs

Neesham Public Relations

Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180

Email: peterv@neesham.co.uk

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About Marl InternationalMarl International has specialised in the design and manufacture of visible LED indication and illumination components and systems for nearly 40 years, to customers in the electronic, power generation, defence and telecommunications industries. Its highly trained and experienced team of over 120 design and manufacturing specialists operate from a dedicated technology park in Ulverston, England and stand ready to offer its customers a solution to any requirement. They are able to offer a range of standard products, customised to suit individual projects, or even design a specific component from scratch. Marl is a quality company. It is registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 standard and fully RoHS and WEEE compliant.

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