EVAline outshines competition
The recently opened Egham Orbit leisure centre in Surrey is the latest UK facility to install the EVAline LED lighting range. Commissioned by Places for People — as part of the Runnymede Regeneration Partnership with Runnymede Borough Council — the multi-million pound building project for Egham was well underway when EVAline was recognised for the benefits it could bring, compared to the lights that had been earmarked for the main pool, splash zone and hydro pool areas.
Having been used on several European installations, and some recent UK ones, EVAline was seen as the most reliable lighting choice in terms of cost and performance. EVAline LED lights are designed for extreme heat, chlorine and humidity, making them ideal for commercial pools as they can withstand the test of time. This durability means the units do not need to be replaced very often, reducing maintenance time and expense.
EVAline lights were supplied by Golden Coast — the exclusive UK distributor for Dutch Manufacturer EVA Optic. “EVA Optic is renowned for its high-quality products and the EVAline lights installed at Egham were quite literally a shining example,” said Shaun Adams, Director of Golden Coast.
The superior option
“In these types of builds, indirect lighting is usually preferred, but EVAline’s state-of-the-art design emphasised direct lighting as the superior option. The units provide a constant ambient light level, meaning they use less energy, which contributes to a longer product lifespan. The LED lighting also provides a safer pool environment, as there is minimal glare or reflection on the pool’s surface, giving better visibility into the water.”
Electrical sub-contractor ELM Building Service Engineers was responsible for the installation. Neil Thwaites, Project Manager at ELM, said: “The work at Egham went smoothly. The EVAline lights were quicker and easier to fit, which enabled us to save some time on installation compared to the original lights that were proposed. This was key for us. It was a good product to work with and looked great.”
Places Leisure — the leisure arm of Places for People — has previously used EVAline lighting as part of two recent leisure centre building projects in Waltham Abbey and Andover. To ensure that optimum light levels were achieved at these facilities, EVAline lighting proposals were reviewed by Colin Cunningham, Assistant Head of Technical and Environmental Services for Places Leisure. “We have worked with EVAline within our Andover and Waltham Abbey leisure centres and were very impressed by the quality of the lights,” said Colin. “Not only are the LED lights easy to maintain, but their energy efficiency makes a huge difference to overall running costs. Using EVAline benefits the facilities in the long-term.”
Shaun concluded: “EVAline’s previous track record in other installations stood it in good stead for the Egham project. Its success is testimony to the expertise and customer focus of all those involved. Everyone was determined to ensure that the customer received the best product for their pool, one that will deliver outstanding performance for many years to come.”