In an effort to enhance its sports and recreational facilities, save energy and improve safety, the city of Beaconsfield, Que., recently replaced the lighting illuminating the tennis courts and basketball court/ice rink and surrounding access areas at Beacon Hill Park.
Beacon Hill Park, a 31,000-square-metre district park featuring a baseball diamond, soccer field, basketball court which is converted into an outdoor ice rink in the winter, children’s play structures, asphalt tennis courts and chalet, serves the 20,000 residents in the local community.
The city worked with local contractors to replace twenty 1000W, 120-277V metal halide floodlights with high performance 400W LED fixtures, which were replaced one-for-one using custom-made bullhorn brackets. The fixtures are positioned to distribute light to the park’s facilities while minimizing the impact on the surrounding residences.
The new lights were switched on at the end of October 2017 and are expected to result in substantial energy savings. The new lighting has also improved visibility around the recreational facilities, increasing the feeling of safety in the park.
“The goals were to reduce energy usage, improve visibility and generally enhance the area,” added André Gervais, section head of projects for the city of Beaconsfield. “It’s been operating for four months so far and we are very satisfied.”