Case Study

St Helens R.F.C. (Saints) is a professional rugby league club in St Helens, Merseyside who compete in the Super League. Formed in 1873, St Helens are one of the 22 original members of the Northern Rugby Football Union and have been league champions on 14 occasions. Saints wanted to upgrade their changing rooms (sheds) to create an inviting space that the players could enjoy. They wanted a state of the art, fully controllable lighting system that could be tailored for any event.

Ansell Lighting were approached by MK Electrical Supplies in St Helens and asked to a complete a new lighting scheme for the changing rooms and tunnel. The ultimate aim for the redesign was to be able to create an atmospheric environment, adjust the colour of the luminaires for match day purposes, and have app-based control. Our smart lighting service, OCTO, was identified as the perfect partner for this project.

OCTO is a connected lighting service that is tailored to a user’s individual needs. As part of the OCTO service Ansell lighting can support a smart lighting installation from initial project scope and planning, lighting design, install, commissioning and aftercare. We have a ‘multi-option technology’ approach meaning we can work with users to identify their smart control needs and offer the best-connected system for the project. We have Ansell Lighting carefully selected partners who are at the forefront of IOT technology allowing us to offer an industry leading service.

For this project OCTO powered by Casambi was chosen, this is our easy to use wirelessly controllable Bluetooth lighting solution that gives users complete control of their luminaires via an intuitive app or smart accessories. Perfect for residential, retail or commercial environments our solution has a comprehensive range of features that interact flawlessly with smart devices. Create scenes, group luminaries and set timers easily and enjoy an eco-system of accessories including motion sensors and
smart switches that complement the system perfectly.

Our OCTO enabled Cobra LED Strip was installed in the changing rooms and tunnel. The Cobra has a high density (brightness) single colour and RGB flexible LED strip with self-adhesive back. It also features a fast-fit plug and play connection which removes the need for time consuming soldering of joints. It comes with an impressive LED lifespan of L70 40,000 hours and is dimmable.

St Helens Rugby Club were delighted with the results and incredibly impressed with OCTO powered by Casambi’s ease of use and reliability coupled with the intuitive commissioning. Our Cobra LED Strip controlled by the OCTO system allows the club to alter the colour of the Cobra LED Strip allowing them to set the scene for big upcoming games. It also helped create an atmospheric environment for the players on match day!

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