Warkworth Hockey Turf became the first sportsfield in the country to be lit with LED lights when it opened in March.
New lighting at Warkworth Showgrounds won’t be installed until April next year after Auckland Council decided to invest in LED lighting for the sports fields.
North sports park manager Martin van Jaarsveld says the lighting was scheduled to be completed by December, but investigations into LED lighting has delayed the process.
Construction is expected to start next February/March and be completed by early April.
“LED lighting has the advantage of being cheaper to run and maintain,” Mr van Jaarsveld says.
“A range of LED products are being investigated to ensure the chosen product is of a high standard and value for money.”
Warkworth Netball Club had planned to start a twilight netball competition this summer, but is now reviewing its options.