Abacus floodlights were switched on following the grounds recent £30 million redevelopment
The cricket ground staged its first floodlit match against Leicestershire, switching them on following a countdown by Warwickshire’s under 11s top bowler Sahal Malbernkar, Warwick cricketer Darren Maddy and Abacus Lighting’s Andrew Morris-Richardson.
Specially manufactured and installed by Abacus, the floodlights allow the ground to host more evening matches and welcome larger crowds.
The cantilevered masts incorporate 320 Challenger 3 floodlights with precision reflector systems, to ensure tight beam control, reduce overspill and direct light where it is needed.
Most importantly to the cricket ground was keeping light away from the surrounding local residential area.
Switched on: ensuring tight beam control and reducing overspill
Colin Povey, Warwick County Cricket Club chief, said: ‘Edgbaston will be able to host ECB domestic matches playing into the hours of darkness, as well as complying with ICC regulations for Twenty20 matches, which means we can host ICC World Twenty20 games at Edgbaston.’
Paul Wilson, Abacus UK sports director, said: ‘Our floodlight and mast design is manufactured here in the UK. It’s completely unique to Edgbaston.’
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