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LED Lights UK Badminton

LED Lights UK Badminton

UK - High quality and successful delivery is a standard at SLX which is why many of its customers keep returning to the company time and time again. Never resting on its laurels, SLX work closely with customers to ensure projects are never taken for granted or ever considered as just "repeat business".

The Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2017 at the Barclaycard International Arena, Birmingham is no different with SLX ensuring the latest, reliable and relevant equipment is deployed to guarantee success.

This year SLX supplied Badminton England with a multi-purpose lighting solution entirely comprised of LED sources. Satisfying the high demands of international competition standard conformity (specific light levels from Badminton world federation), slow motion 'hawkeye' systems, broadcast level requirements, and the very important seated audience live shows is a challenge that SLX and its team excelled at.

Reducing overall power consumption by 70%, the LED rig proved its green credentials on the five courts over the six days of competition. In all 108 fixtures were used including intelligent wash and profile fixtures and a range of high power floods. Reduction of heat was another consideration making for a much friendlier playing environment, with air management systems barred from use due to the potential effects on gameplay.

SLX lighting designer Matt Mawdsley was very impressed with the LED rig, achieving a uniform 1800 lux of high quality light across all the playing surfaces which was well received by players and broadcasters alike.

24th April 2017

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