RTV Quirijn

The entire tennis park at tennis club RTV Quirijn in Tilburg is equipped with LICHT2 LED fixtures from SPORT Technologies. “We have been studying the possibilities in the field of LED lighting for quite some time,” said Theo Bootsma (Vice-President) and Leo Hopstaken (Treasurer). “We even engaged an independent consultant to advise us. However, this collaboration proved unsuccessful as the recommended LED fixtures are far too heavy for our existing masts. As a result, we were forced to independently conduct research into LED fixtures that were suitable for our standard lighting columns of only 10 years old!

“After extensive consultation and a board meeting, it was unanimously decided to enter into this major operational assignment together with SPORT Technologies. The main reasons were that the LICHT2 LED fixtures weigh only 15 kilograms instead of the 32 kilograms of the previously selected batch. In addition, the entire fixture is fully designed and manufactured by SPORT Technologies itself. Even the controls, printed circuit boards and aluminium housing are manufactured in-house. We visited the SPORT Technologies office and production area with a delegation from RTV Quirijn, which we were very impressed with. Since the entire production is in their own hands, they can deliver the quality that we as an end-user want. In addition, the standard 10-year warranty gave us great confidence,” said Leo Hopstaken.

Year of installation:2017
Location:Tilburg, The Netherlands
Number of courts:11
Number of masts:22 masts
Number of luminaires:24 pieces 1.000 Watt LICHT2
Luminaires per mast:Varying between 1 and 2 luminaires
Lighting Class:Royal Dutch Lawn Tennis Association (KNLTB) Competition Class I
Royal Dutch Lawn Tennis Association (KNLTB) Competition Class II
Light measurement:Court 1: Average of 650 lux – 0.74 uniformity
Other courts: Average of 455 lux – 0.76 uniformity
Minimum savings in kWh:28.800 kWh
Return on investment:About 5 years