Let there be light at the Arena
There will be no more rugby trainings in the gloom at the Arena, with the erection of new floodlights.
The old lights on fields two and three have been replaced by new LED lights, and Central Energy Trust Arena manager John Lynch promised them to be a big improvement.
‘‘The real difference is it’s a change from the old technology; the old floodlights, they were quite yellowy to a degree when you look at them,’’ he said. ‘‘The new ones, they’re all LED.
‘‘They’re a lot cheaper to run and bulb life is something ridiculous like 50,000 hours, but it’s a really white light.’’
They have erected 15 steel poles to replace the old concrete ones and there are now 40 LED floodlights on each field, which will be a big improvement from the murky light of old. ‘‘It’s an amazing difference to be quite honest. I’ve been away for quite a bit of time and I got back three months ago or so and seeing the old lights compared to what they new lights are, they’re 10 times better.’’
Each pole has four lights on it, except the poles in between the two fields, which have four facing each way.
Some of the old concrete posts have been reused lighting other places and some are yet to be used.
The lights have been in use recently, but were officially unveiled on May 4.