Sports Facilities

An essential component of the wider recreation sector, and vital for health and wellbeing, sports facilities are more important than you might think. Ensuring these large, open buildings are at optimum comfort for athletes and spectators is crucial, but it comes at a cost.

The rising cost of electricity is a problem facing absolutely every sector, and unfortunately, this is unlikely to change any time soon. And with widening global concerns over the climate, businesses which continue to use inefficient or outdated solutions are only going to face additional scrutiny rather than sympathy for those inordinate month-on-month energy bills.

Sports facilities are versatile buildings offering a range of important services, but can be infamous for their levels of inefficiency. Often vast in size, sports facilities may rely on large amounts of lighting at varying levels. Yet typically, the outdated systems used in these buildings do not adequately support this requirement.

Up to 95% of that lighting may be heat – which could be multiplying your bills

Conventional incandescent bulbs are slowly being phased out, but they still have a prevalent place on the market. And unless you’ve had an upgrade recently, this may still be the system used in your sports facility.

The problem with this type of lighting is that 95% of the energy being converted is used to heat, not light. Not only is this far more expensive, but in a building such as a sports facility, where optimum temperature must be maintained in order to provide a more comfortable experience, particularly for those participating in sports, you will be wasting further amounts of energy on additional air conditioning in response to the heat being generated by that light. 

Furthermore, one of the largest contributors to excess lighting costs is human behaviour. Conventional lighting is unintelligent; it can’t react to occupancy or natural light. So, if somebody forgets to turn off the lights, or adjust the level of illumination in response to the available level of natural light required, you’ll find your energy usage skyrocketing.

Inefficient, outdated lighting is costing thousands of businesses – but it leaves its mark on the planet, too, at a time where it really is pivotal for us to be proactive in terms of sustainability.

Eluma can reduce your lighting costs by a dramatic 80-90%

Meet Eluma. A cool, innovative solution to inefficient and outdated lighting.

The initial installation of Eluma alone can reduce your energy costs by up to 50% – just by replacing your old bulbs with the latest LED technology. In addition, these bulbs have an operating life of over 50,000 hours, promising reduced maintenance and replacement costs in the future. Remember that issue with the air conditioning that we mentioned? Eluma is the solution for this too, taking the strain off of this system and allowing a saving of more than 5% just in cooling costs.

We believe that intelligent lighting is very much the future. With Eluma, human error is a thing of the past. With occupancy sensors to automatically switch off applicable lights when no occupancy is dedicated, and Daylight Harvesting tools to switch off or automatically adjust their brightness in concordance with the level of natural daylight detected, no energy that is not required is used. This means further savings, without having to add to the daily workload of your employees, who have more than enough to do.

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