Babington Community College

Babington Community College

Babington Community College

Babington Community College are a specialist sports college located in Leicester that strive to be the best that they can be, aspiring to success. They were looking for a 3-year maintenance free solution for their sports block, including external car park areas, gymnasium, walkways and their specialist Badminton court area.


The lighting system already in place used a mixture of power hungry fluorescent, metal halide and sodium lighting units. These needed frequent maintenance and the light levels for the Badminton court area were below specifications set out by Sport England.

Sport England are a national governing body that the college were proud to promote adhering to their rigorous specification criteria of everything from wall colours, flooring materials all the way through to light unit positions to light levels at task level for the sport.

The Requirement:

The client was passionate about finding a unique, sustainable, long term solution. Not only must it offer an increased high quality light level, it also needed to adhere to their policy of reducing their carbon footprint. Prolite LED lighting was the obvious choice.

The lights needed to offer a strong return on investment, reduce maintenance costs, have a high illumination level, a low energy usage and have minimal recycling costs.

Before LED

The Solution:

After a site evaluation, the Prolite technical team advised several different cutting edge LED lighting products from the range. The life expectancy of the new lighting system will vastly reduce maintenance costs for the college as replacement will not be required for at least 5 years.

In total, 250 units were installed across the college. Unlike some other LED lighting systems currently available, Prolite’s LED products simplified the process of upgrading luminaries with minimal inconvenience to the colleges working day.

With unmatched solid state technology from Prolite, the revolutionary designs of product reduced power consumption, maintenance costs, disposal costs and increased the light output across all critical areas too.

With LED

Energy Savings

Annual Electricity Bill Before

Annual Electricity Bill After

Energy Savings Per Annum