Legacy Lighting transforms Wakool Bowls Club

by Val Febbo

Bowls Australia’s (BA) lighting partner Legacy Lighting has recently completed a masterpiece of construction for the Wakool Bowls Club in southern New South Wales.

The Australian-based LED floodlighting company, who specialise in sports facility lighting, has installed state-of-the-art lighting around the club to make it one of the must-visit bowls destinations within the Riverina region.

The project was completed in conjunction with Equipments Solutions Plus, who managed the installation from concept to conclusion.

The company placed four 12-metre lighting poles around the outskirts of the bowling greens, with a Legacy 1500W LED fitting per pole.

The required illumination for a bowling green is 100 Lux, but as Legacy strives to go beyond and deliver more for their customers, the average illumination for the greens stands at 275 Lux.

Erection of the poles and the duration of the project was around three weeks, with the footings needing 21 days to cure before poles could be stood; following which the task is usually completed within two days.

The newly erected lighting poles glaring down on the bowling green

Wakool Bowls Club President Ian Main was ecstatic with the facility’s developments and thrilled with the picturesque nature of the venue.

“The original lights were given to the Wakool Bowling Club 20-years ago, from Barham Bowling Club; they were old green shaded lights, which were strung across the green,” Main said.

“These were damaged in a storm approximately 10-years ago and were replaced with lights that were strung on each pole that supported our overhead sprinkler system; not very effective and not up to competition standard. 

“The new lights were constructed this year, along with the new Clubhouse and Green Keepers’ Shed, which were organised through the Murray River Shire.”

The club unveiled its new look at a function over Christmas, and Main said the club was eagerly anticipating the hosting of more like it in the near future.

“We have so far used the lights once before Christmas, and we are about to commence our Night Barefoot Bowls Competition which will go for four weeks,” he said.

“The new lighting will now give us more scope to play pennant under lights and club championship games and other social activities, which have been restricted to daylight hours.

“Thanks to Legacy Lighting, their team and the Murray River Shire for the organising of the lighting.”