Ritelite’s latest project has been to design and install a permanent lighting system, optically designed for sports, to illuminate the new 4 court area at Witham Hall school.
Witham Hall is a co-educational day and boarding school situated in Witham on the Hill in Lincolnshire. Set within a stunning Queen Anne mansion and surrounded by parkland and gardens, Witham Hall prides itself in providing a holistic education that enables every child to reach their potential in all areas of their education including on the sports pitches.
The Ritelite projects team were challenged to specify and install a completely new lighting solution for Witham Hall’s recently built sports complex’s quad tennis court area.
After a full site evaluation, light After a full site evaluation, light modelling and initial site testing it was determined that the specification of the new lighting system needed to be close to the Lawn Tennis Association’s specification for tennis court lighting.
The previous Metal Halide lighting system was replaced on the 2 existing courts and 6 new masts were installed on the one To reach the design brief and achieve the full lighting potential on this sized area the Ritelite design team created a new product. The team took an existing light in the Ritelite range that has been optically designed for sports and designed and developed new bracketry for this specific installation to minimise glare and light pollution and create instant, even daylight lighting across all 4 courts.
To help minimise disruption to the students education and in preparation for the new term starting in September, the Prolite Projects team took the opportunity to carry out the installation work during the Summer holidays. The installation team liaised with the school’s electrical team to successfully organise cabling required for the installation and installed the floodlights via laser setup guides. The installation work included digging trenches, laying cables and installing bespoke coloured lighting columns to match the schools current fencing and netting hardware.
Luke Graham, Bursar and Sam Willis, Head of Sports are delighted with the results!
“Ritelite did an excellent job both in understanding the necessary spec of the project and in advising how to implement the installation as seamlessly as possible. From a myriad of possible options, we felt well guided and, while we deliberated over the various options, their willingness to explore all possible options was invaluable. The result is a highly professional job and a sporting facility that is far beyond what we could have expected.” – Luke O.T. Graham, Bursar