Game, Set & Match
CLUB COOPS TENNIS CENTRE
OUTDOOR SPORTS LIGHTING
A world-class facility deserves a world-class lighting solution, and that’s exactly what Club Coops were after when they engaged Advanced Lighting Technologies to provide a lighting upgrade on all 12 of their international-standard outdoor tennis courts.
Club Coops is Brisbane’s premier fitness and lifestyle centre. Located about 30 minutes north of the CBD, the club was established in 1979 by former Wimbledon champion Ashley J Cooper and his brother Terry, a successful businessman and entrepreneur in his own right.
The original vision for Club Coops was to create Queensland’s premier racquet sports destination, however a lot can change in 40 years, and now, in addition to tennis and squash courts, the club now boasts two fully-equipped gymnasiums, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness studios, a dedicated child minding centre, pro-shop, café and more.
Club Coops proudly hosts Brisbane’s largest community of adult tennis players, who take to the centre’s 12 courts day and night. The courts share the same surface as those used at the Australian Open, but until recently were lit using outdated metal-halide luminaires. The shoebox-style HID fittings were coming to the end of their useful life. An increase in outages, combined with a decrease in light levels meant the escalating maintenance and energy costs could no longer be justified.
An upgrade was required, and Club Coops began searching for a modern lighting solution that would ensure they remain one of Australia’s premier tennis facilities for years to come.
Not all LED fittings are created equal – the Cree OSQ High Output Series is a premium, specification-grade LED luminaire that has changed the standard of high output illumination, in fact just one can replace multiple metal halide fittings!
With an industry-leading 10-year warranty, advanced optical control and true-to-life colour rendering, this remarkable luminaire generates up to 70,000 lumens in a slim, low-profile design, perfect for sporting applications like tennis.
Advanced Lighting Technologies (ADLT) are proud to be the sole authorised distributor of Cree Lighting products in Australia.
The project was completed in early 2019, with Advanced Lighting Technologies’ energy-efficient LED lighting solution installed across all 12 courts. Bronze in colour, the luminaires were mounted on new single arms (or counter-levered cross arms where back-to-back fittings were required) attached to existing poles. Both the luminaires and mounts have been treated with exclusive DeltaGuard finish, providing excellent resistance to corrosion, ultraviolet degradation and abrasion.
The improvement in light levels and increase in uniformity means every ground stroke, ace, volley and smash is now more visible than ever before, and club members have been quick to praise the new lighting solution.
The outstanding optical technology found in ADLT’s solution means light is delivered exactly where it is wanted, and not intruding on neighbouring properties. The OSQ High Output has an expected 100,000 hour lifetime, backed by a limited 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Contact Advanced Lighting Technologies for more information on an energy-efficient LED sports lighting solution today!