Astro Sports Lighting at Parel Vallei High School

LED floodlighting for hockey field allows more hours for all the teams to train

Parel Vallei High School is situated in the beautiful winelands at the foot of the Helderberg, Western Cape.

Hockey is one of the strongest sports in the school’s sporting portfolio. Both girls’ and boys’ hockey has been offered at Parel Vallei since the school’s inception and within a few years has developed to accommodate 26 teams. The school built the Astroturf field in 2012, becoming the first school in the Helderberg Basin to boast an Astroturf. Source:

With so many hockey teams, the school struggled to accommodate all the teams to practice.

Now, with the hockey field illuminated, they have more hours at their disposal for all the teams to train, as well as to accommodate outside clubs and host prestigious hockey events. OMNIBLAST-2-E MAXI LED floodlights were chosen for their high performance, high energy saving capabilities, and long lifetime. In addition, the OMNIBLAST-E guarantees perfect glare control and a high colour rendering index (CRI).

Furthermore, a 3-stage DALI dimming system was installed. Three switching stages were set: Stage 1 at 100 Lux, Stage 2 at 200 Lux, and Stage 3 at 350 Lux. The biggest advantage of using DALI for dimming in this application, is that the high uniformity level remains at dimming stages, as opposed to switching luminaires off to reduce light levels but compromising uniformity. In addition, using DALI dimmable control gear results in even further energy savings that this technology already provides when compared to traditional light sources.

The locally manufactured OMNIBLAST-E is the ideal tool for sports venues and other very large area applications that require a lighting solution with the highest efficiency and flexibility to adapt to the different lighting needs. Available in a MIDI and MAXI variant, this LED solution offers an alternative with proven benefits for traditional fixtures fitted with 250W to 2000W HID lamps. The OMNIBLAST-E meets various lighting applications, ranging from general area lighting to recreational sports lighting up to professional broadcasting requirements, matching the horizontal and vertical lighting levels respectively. A modular concept of optical units means that 1, 2 or 3 modules can be mounted on a similar bracket arrangement to offer the utmost versatility, providing light distributions and lumen packages perfectly adapted to the specifications of the area to be lit.

We locally develop and manufacture energy-efficient LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions. We are very proud to be associated with Parel Vallei High School, Eimac Consulting Engineers and Unathi-Group in providing a successful floodlighting solution for this prestigious project.

95 Parel Valley Road
Parel Vallei
South Africa


Parel Vallei High School
Eimac Consulting Engineers