Built as part of the Victorian Government's recent $2.5 billion 'Education State' investment, Carnegie Primary School's new gymnasium has quickly become the school's hub for sports, music, drama and art.
The new gym was constructed as part of a $5.5 million redevelopment at the school, and features a competition-sized stadium, spectator seating, retractable basketball rings and sound-proofing. The building also features LED lighting above the multi-purpose sports court.
Multi-use facilities that host sports like badminton, basketball and netball are covered by Australian Standard 2560.2.2-1986. Carnegie's gym was designed to comply with the Standard's recommendations for training & recreational play (an average of 300 lux).
While achieving the levels recommended in the standard allows sports to be played and viewed effectively, the correct luminaire choice is also important to provide a safe and comfortable viewing experience for participants and spectators alike. A luminaire that can withstand the impact of a ball strike without shattering will reduce the risk of injury to those below (and the need for costly maintenance or replacements). Sports that involve participants and spectators looking upwards a lot (such as volleyball or basketball) should also be played under lights that generate minimal glare.
To achieve both, Advanced Lighting Technologies' supplied the innovative PRACHT Quadronius for the project. Featuring precision German engineering, this futuristic LED highbay is specifically designed for sports lighting, and combines powerful illumination with a shatter-proof polycarbonate lens and robust mounting bracket.