EVAline LEDs light up Waltham Abbey’s pool hall
Dutch lighting pioneer EVA Optic is gaining attention across the UK, following the implementation of its high-efficiency ambient lighting in the pool hall at the new multi-million-pound leisure centre project at Waltham Abbey in Essex.
Having completed more than 900 sports and leisure centres, including 500 swimming pools, project lead Pellikaan Construction specified EVA’s revolutionary LED lighting — available exclusively through Golden Coast in the UK. It helps to reduce energy costs and environmental impact, while delivering long-term reliability and meeting Sport England’s strict lighting rules.
Electrical contractors Barrie Beard successfully secured the tender for electrical installation, which includes 26 EVAline LED lights for ambient lighting in the large Waltham Abbey pool hall, which comprises a 25-metre pool and a 15-metre learners’ pool. “Our original design for the pool was in the form of flood lighting — both direct and indirect,” explains Barrie Beard Associate Director Darren Stokes. “This type of installation is widely used. However, in some installations it can negatively impact the finish of the wall and building by highlighting imperfections.”
Direct lighting also saves electrical contractors’ valuable time on site because of its ease of use. The system is quicker than other lighting schemes and therefore helps with general overall project times for creating prompt installations.