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Gewiss brings a new light to the Sassuolo Sporting Club

27 April 2023

More energy savings and higher quality lighting for four covered tennis courts of the Sassuolo sports club, one of the best tennis schools in Italy

 

Born on the Italian Sassuolo hills in 1970, the Sporting Club Sassuolo is a sports club of excellence recognized by CONI, which boasts one of the best tennis schools in Italy. In addition to the tennis courts – the main sporting activity carried out on various outdoor and indoor courts – the centre offers several paddle courts, soccer and five-a-side football, beach volleyball and beach tennis, a swimming pool, a gym, play areas and a restaurant.

With a view to constantly improving services and offers, the sports club has chosen GEWISS technology to make the lighting values of its indoor tennis courts more efficient and improve them and bring them into line with the standards of the FIT federation (Italian Tennis Federation) for national events. Specifically, the redevelopment started by lighting four covered fields by installing 88 Elia FL projectors. In addition to the quality of the project in terms of containing energy consumption (with a consequent reduction in operating and maintenance costs), the GEWISS solution ensured a suitable level of lighting and optimal glare control for maximum visual comfort.

Marco Ceudek, Vertical Market Manager – Sport at GEWISS declared: «This first lighting project by GEWISS at the Sassuolo Sporting Club is part of the innovation path undertaken by the sports centre that will also affect other areas. The installation of the Elia FL floodlights made it possible to obtain a higher quality of lighting despite the fact that floodlights with LED technologies were already present on the fields involved by the intervention. The new lighting system is able to provide an average illumination level of >500 Lux, meeting the stringent requirements dictated by the standards for professional competitions».

Andrea Sarti, Director of Sporting Club Sassuolo commented: «In GEWISS we have found a partner who, like us, makes excellence one of its values. After installing the GEWISS LED projectors, we immediately noticed a significant improvement in visual comfort, a plus confirmed by the professionals who train on our tennis courts. Our expectations in terms of energy savings were also met, without forgetting the timely technical support and attentive customer service».

The new lighting project is part of the Digital Sports Innovation project, the GEWISS platform that offers integrated services to make sports facilities in Italy safe, modern and performing. The Digital Sports Innovation project aims to renovate indoor and outdoor sports facilities to ensure safe and efficient facilities. The proposed solutions not only involve lighting systems, but also devices for the energy control, management, protection and distribution in all internal and external areas of the plants. And thanks to the support of the professionals present in the area, Digital Sports Innovation becomes the single interlocutor who deals with all the activities of diagnosis, design and construction of the systems, guaranteeing high-quality standards for sports facilities as well as excellent installation and assistance service.

 

ELIA FL – Floodlight LED is a medium and high-power LED floodlight designed to lighten external and internal areas in industrial or sports contexts, such as facades, sheds, car parks and sports fields. It can be installed on the wall, ceiling or floor using the integrated adjustable steel bracket or on a pole (with a diameter of up to 61 mm) thanks to the dedicated accessory. Made of die-cast aluminium and powder-coated black, it is available in different combinations: four different sizes and powers (from 50W to 200W), two integrated driver control options (On/Off or DALI), two optics options (60° and asymmetric) and three colour temperature options (3,000 K warm white, 4,000 K neutral white and 5,700 K cool white) with a colour rendering index greater than 80. Resistant and long-lasting, ELIA FL can withstand overvoltage up to 10 kV, temperature variations from -30°C to +50°C, water and dust penetration up to IP66 degrees and shocks up to IK08 degrees. Finally, ELIA FL is quick and easy to install thanks to its low weight and the adjustable bracket with an integrated protractor.

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