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North & South Lanarkshire Council, Lanarkshire, Scotland

  • Dollan Pool
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

In August of this year the 45th International Children's Games was hosted jointly by North and South Lanarkshire Councils. This was the first time that the world's biggest youth sporting event had been hosted in Scotland. A total of 1,300 competitors and coaches representing 77 cities from 33 countries worldwide had a great time competing and making lots of new friends during their stay in Lanarkshire for the International Olympic Committee-recognised 3 day event.

Competition was spread across many events including Swimming, Tack and Field, Tennis, Sailing, Golf, Badminton, Judo and Volleyball. These were held at various locations across North and South Lanarkshire.

Two new/refurbished facilities that Thorn supplied the lighting for where competition was held were -

South Lanarkshire Council - Dollan Aqua Centre, East Kilbride

As part of a multi million pound refurbishment of the centre, re opened in May’2011, new pool lighting was installed to provide illuminance levels suitable for international sports competition, with switching options to provide suitable levels for general leisure swimming. Our 400w Troika flat glass range of floods, installed as uplights, have been successfully used and provided excellent  crisp white lighting with great uniformity, and glare free viewing for spectators and lifeguards alike. Suspended from purpose build frames, the light from the Troikas was reflected off a special highly reflective material stretched below the original ceiling. In addition our Qba LED floodlights were used in an unusual manner. They provided powerful, instant emergency lighting fed off a local central battery system, ensuring maintenance is kept to a minimum.

North Lanarkshire Council - Ravenscraig Sports Facility, Motherwell

The new state-of-the art £32 million Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility opened its doors to the public on Thursday 30th September 2010.
At this facility Badminton and Judo competitions were held.

Thorn’s Titus Sport multi lamped T5 luminaires were used to great success. Installed and operated from our Sensalink Lighting Controls system a variety of “scenes” were can be called for depending on the sport played in the multi-event sports halls, and to the level of competition, providing great flexibility and right lighting for the right event/standard.

We would like to congratulate all participants who took part in all competitions and wish them well for a long sporting future.

In addition we would like to thank both North and South Lanarkshire Councils for their kind permission in using the source photography.