The Stellenbosch Rugby Football Club, which was founded in 1875, is the second oldest rugby club in South Africa. The club’s headquarters are based in the Danie Craven Stadium at Coetzenburg in Stellenbosch.
The club recently built the Rugby C-Field which is to be used for training purposes and the facility manager wanted to implement the first LED installation on a campus of this size.
The field is illuminated by OMNIstar LED floodlights, installed on 35m high masts, in preference to a high intensity discharge (HID) 1kW metal-halide floodlight. The field has an average horizontal illuminance of 350 lux.
The OMNIstar was the preferred LED luminaire as it offers a real alternative to luminaires equipped with high-power traditional light sources; low energy consumption, improved visibility with a colour temperature close to daylight, limited maintenance, longer life, and instant switch on/off, enhancing the athletic environment and minimalizing light pollution for the surrounding population.