Bright Spaces are Usable Spaces
The days of outdoor spaces and sports facilities only being used dawn till dusk are long gone. The right lighting infrastructure can extend hours of use and enhance user enjoyment of these valuable community assets. Underground power and overhead power are also important considerations in public open spaces for BBQs, pumps and after-hours lighting to extend use. We further consider the need for three-phase power suitable for outdoor entertainment and sound equipment. Incorporating these considerations during initial design and implementation broadens facility use options and significantly reduces costs.
Sports lighting is an art form and lighting poles in the wrong location can breach safety guidelines. Inappropriate lighting can reduce user amenity. 2MH Consulting provides specialist sports lighting expertise to provide the best user outcome at an affordable price.
Many organisations provide inadequate consideration of the user’s lighting needs when arriving and leaving the facility. 2MH Consulting provides a holistic lighting design perspective. We know that the player’s experience starts before play and extends after. We look at users’ needs from the car park to the field to the change rooms and recommend the best approach to suit the available budget.
Outdoor Entertainment Power
Have you considered the likely scenario that your sports field or outdoor space will also be used for outdoor entertainment, club functions, public concerts or fundraising events? Did you know that outdoor entertainment amplifiers, mixers and speakers often require three-phase power, not typical two-phase? Have you considered where power outlets are located relative to likely entertainment areas? Will running power cords on the day be safe? We consider all this and more to ensure landscape design and power infrastructure are suitable for future use.
Underground and Overhead Power
There is no right answer when deciding between underground or overhead power. It depends on your site, intended uses of the site, traffic access, bushfire risk, budget and more. There is one constant in all of this: considered upfront planning makes all the difference. Over the years, many a sports club has fallen into the trap of building a new court or field and then have to dig it up to install underground power. We help you look into the future and plan for those requirements upfront. It makes sense; it saves you time and money, and it leads to better facilities and user enjoyment.