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    LED lighting makes a splash
    at Veenendaal Swimming Pools

    Veenendaal Swimming Pools, the Netherlands

    LED lighting is proving a breakthrough in realising the fantastic sporting vision at Veenendaal swimming pools.

    De Vallei swimming pools
    in Veenendaal

    is the first project where a pool area has been equipped with LED lighting that is ‘swimming pool-proof’ - thanks to a special coating that protects against specific environmental corrosives, such as water vapour, chlorine and cleaning products."

    -Henk de Man, Account Manager, TechTron Group BV Philips LED Expert since 2012
    Henk de Man

    Customer challenge

    With the old lighting installation, the lights had to be replaced once every two years, for which the pool had to be emptied of water, meaning close down of the pools and disruption for customers. They were looking for a new lighting system that was not only dynamic in terms of mood setting and flexibility, but was also energy efficient and long life so disruption was minimalized.

    The right lighting 

    “A few years ago, one of these meetings brought us in touch with Sportservice Veenendaal,” says Henk de Man, Account Manager at TechTron and also a recognised Philips LED Expert. 

    “One of the advantages of the new LED lighting is the cool lighting color and uniform distribution, reducing glare on the water,” says De Man. “As a result, the pool staff have a better view."

    Where the choice of lighting was previously ‘on’ or ‘off’, now variation in lighting levels is possible. Depending on the swimming activity, light levels can be boosted or reduced saving on maintenance costs. Previously, the lights had to be replaced once every two years, for which the pool had to be emptied of water. That will no longer be necessary for the first 10 years.”

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    No need to change any of the lighting 
    for the first ten years

    The Team

    Sportservice Veenendaal


    Veenendaal, Netherlands


    GentleSpace gen2

    Philips product

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