STALYBRIDGE Celtic floodlights are shining bright after a third of the 24 bulbs were replaced at a cost of about £1,600.
All six bulbs on one pylon and two on another were replaced as local electrical contractor Peter Taylor, a lifelong Celtic fan, supervised the operation.
The 18m floodlight pylons were lowered using a £2,500 hydraulic power unit recently bought for the club by Stalybridge Celtic Supporters’ Association.
In the past the club had to hire a contractor each time they needed to replace floodlights, but now the work can be done in-house.
Club member Gordon Greenwood said: “We usually have to change bulbs two, three or four times a season so it will soon pay for itself.
“It is a long-term investment and quite a sight to see it working.”
The hydraulic power unit was designed by Bob Rhodes, from Stalybridge Celtic Supporters’ Association.