Gallops Track, Cranbourne Turf Club, Victoria

A new lighting system has been installed for Racing Victoria Limited at the Cranbourne Turf Club for CTV coverage of thoroughbred night racing.

The 1200 lux track lighting level is being provided by 750 x 2kW metal halide Sylvania R2 Maxi floodlights using 2kW Active Reactors with dimming capability. The lights are dimmed to 60% design level before the races commence, in-between races and after the last race to save energy (and prolong lamp life) and also to reduce light spill in the residential areas abutting the racecourse.

The complete lighting installation stretches over 2km of track and is controlled by a SCADA based computer control and communications system which controls the light switching, sequencing, dimming and monitoring functions.