The football field in the Park Avenue Reserve is a sports and recreation venue of the City of Manningham. Located directly adjacent to the Eastern Freeway, sports lighting is subject to stringent requirements with regard to light spill.
Consequently, glare control was high on the agenda when it came to renovating the lighting, and SITECO's A2Maxi floodlights with 2,000 Watt short-arc lamps were chosen for this purpose.
Being fringed by residential areas to the north and having Melbourne’s highly busy freeway directly at its southern perimeter, the park’s owners also wanted to make use of existing concrete poles to save on the limited budget.
The solution was to use ANTARA´s weather-proof outdoor control gear strapped to the poles with steel bands. The control gear units, well-ventilated in their extruded aluminium housings, deliver 11.3 Amps of current to the short-arc lamps. These in turn allow for precise cut-offs and deliver a higher colour-rendering Ra.
The products used at the football field were SITECO A2Maxi 2,000 Watt floodlights (equipped with short-arc lamps) and their asymmetric reflectors (in Australia sometimes referred to as environmental floods), can be installed in a nearly horizontal position.
The IP65 watertight design, pressure equalisation valves, forced mains-disconnect and precise adjustment scales for aiming make the A2Maxi the preferred choice for professional sports lighting. Long life and low maintenance are the attraction for owners and operators of public lighting installations.