It’s probably the most difficult and one of several largest long-term projects that I’ve ever done for D2 Group Pty Ltd – Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre indoor swimming and diving pool lighting upgrade.
It is one of the largest aquatic arenas in Southern Hemisphere and used not only by professional swimmers and divers, but also for family recreation activities.
The key objectives were:
- replacing old 2kW MH floodlights with new LED fixtures;
- compliance with illuminance levels (horizontal and vertical) and uniformity over the swimming pool and diving area according to Australian Standards usable for colour television broadcasting;
- optimise lighting layout for minimal power;
- minimize glare for swimmers and divers as well as for spectators;
- separate switching levels for the swimming pool and diving pool area (8 control groups in total).
D2 LED PT Floodlights (300W) illuminate all areas over the pool from ceiling and catwalk. Thorn’s Mundial (2kW) asymmetric floodlights used as additional lighting for 1000 lux level over swimming pool for TV broadcasting.
Results and benefits
As a result we achieved annual savings on energy cost up to 80% and on maintenance cost up to 83%.
But swimming club members’ impression says more than any numbers, as you may see on photos below.
A photo from Melbourne Sports Hub twitter taken during a competition:
The Indoor Competition Pool is also buzzing with activity! pic.twitter.com/TD9DUnJJXL
— Melbourne Sports Hub (@MelbSportsHub) September 17, 2016
Some photos from Instagram, taken by MSAC members: