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Ventor Tennis Club, Isle of Wight


  • Ventnor Tennis Club
  • 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.

When the Ventnor Tennis Club chose Thorn sports lighting for their picturesque playing courts on the Isle of Wight, they made a choice that helped them win a good lighting award. The award by the IW branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) celebrates one of the environmental attributes of the Island, off the southern coast of England, which is often overlooked, namely the beauty of its night skies.

Designed by Thorn's Martin Lee, the Champion floodlights produce an even, full cut-off of the courts, which sit on a prominent town junction, and fully conform to Lawn Tennis Association standards. As the judges said when presenting the trophy "this is a model of the kind of lighting which complies fully with planning policies by illuminating exactly the area required without upwards or sideways spillage."