CP Electronics gets Belle Vue Aces back on track at new stadium

British speedway team Belle Vue Aces is providing fans with more enlightening race days after installing a range of standalone lighting controls and a fully addressable lighting control system from CP Electronics. The products are providing greater energy efficiency for the club’s new £8m stadium.

CP’s lighting control technologies have been installed in the stadium’s banqueting suite, storeroom facilities and washrooms, amongst other areas. This is in addition to adding energy control functionality to Belle Vue’s new National Basketball Performance Centre, located just past the racetrack in Belle Vue Village.

Not only will these controls help to ensure that lighting is only being switched on when used, but they will also deliver an enhanced environment for spectators visiting the sporting complex.

RAPID and effective PIR installation

Key to this efficient energy usage is the installation of CP’s fully addressable RAPID lighting control system in the stadium’s upstairs rooms, notably its large banqueting suite. The networked solution combines state-of-the-art technology and modular mechanics, with an easy to use graphical interface.

It has been installed alongside the company’s EBR-4SC scene plate, which can be easily programmed and customised by the end user, to provide dimmable lighting performance and scene setting, depending on how the suite is being used.

Ameon Building Service Engineering, the primary contractor involved in the build, also installed a range of CP’s standalone passive infrared (PIR) presence detectors, which are reducing the amount of time lighting is left on unnecessarily.

These PIRs constantly scan the detection zone for body heat and movement, switching lighting on only when this is detected. For areas including washroom facilities, changing rooms, storeroom areas and kiosks, this is typically resulting in up to 60% savings on usual lighting energy costs.

For the lower floors of Belle Vue Aces’ new stadium, CP’s push-button GESM surface-mounted PIR has been installed to deliver easy on/off switching at lux level, together with a time delay function which can easily be set by the end user.


A range of CP Electronics’ lighting technology is illuminating the new Belle Vue Aces stadium.