Vitesse Modular and RAPID score for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

The Brief:

Following Wolves’ promotion back to the English Premier Football League, work was given the go-ahead to refurbish parts of Molineux Stadium with a range of innovative lighting control solutions.

CP Electronics were asked to provide intelligent lighting solutions for the chairman’s suite, manager’s lounge, and the main boardroom - the multifunctional room being used for conferences, match-day hospitality, weddings, and other functions and as such required a variety of different lighting scenes to suit the occasion.

Leading the electrical contracting, CKW Contracts of Four Ashes, Wolverhampton are a longstanding user of CP Electronics’ solutions and approached us to help on this project.

Our Insight:

“This project required an energy efficient lighting system that would be quick and easy to install, given the turn-around time between football seasons, and that would provide easy scene-setting control dependant on the what the function rooms were being used for.”

Our Solution:

“The Vitesse Modular system we used for Molineux Stadium is an ideal for controlling lighting in commercial, retail and industrial buildings. Vitesse is cost effective and provides an energy efficient solution which is easy to install and simple for the team at Wolves to use.

“The modular ‘plug and play’ design of Vitesse means it can easily be adapted depending on the needs of the club in the future.

“We suggested our standalone daylight linking occupancy detectors to automatically control the lighting depending on the available natural daylight and whether the room is occupied whilst offering user’s manual control via a wall-mounted switch plate.

“Finally, we suggested RAPID - our fully addressable and networkable system - to provide eight different pre-programmed scenes for the various conferences, hospitality, and functions hosted at Wolves. Operated using a simple scene plate, the team can easily adjust the lighting to suit the event, for example, controlling sections of lighting within a room, dimming for presentations, through to disco lighting.”

The Result:

Stuart Walters, Managing Director of CKW Contracts said, “We have worked with CP Electronics for many years and have always found that they come up trumps with their lighting controls and offering.

On this particular project, we chose CP’s products as we know they are easy to install, and our engineers find the technology very user friendly. We had to ensure everything was completed as quickly as possible so that the facilities could be used for the next season.”

“While football is the main revenue generator, we understood that Wolves also do a lot of business through the corporate side. To that end, their main boardroom needed to excite,” said Walters.

“Not only does CP’s RAPID system give the space that wow factor, it’s also easy to control for the end users, and with a fully addressable system, it can be easily re-programmed if required. What impressed us most was that CP even sent one of their own engineers up to programme the system once it was all installed.”

On completion of the project, Lee Austin, Area Sales Manager for CP Electronics, said “This project has really demonstrated what CP Electronics is all about – innovative lighting controls, the fantastic customer support we can offer, and the commitment to help our customers meet tight deadlines.

We are delighted to have worked with such a high-profile club with a great history, and it’s been a pleasure to partner with CKW Contracts once again."