Arsenal Football Club has unveiled Musco’s new state-of-the-art LED floodlights at the first evening game of the 2015/16 season against Liverpool at Emirates Stadium.
After nine seasons at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal selected Musco to take the experience of spectators to the next level and maximize energy efficiency. With a nearly 40-year history of providing lighting solutions for premier sporting venues and events, Musco brought the innovative system and application experience that was needed to accomplish this project.
“We’ve installed a state-of-the-art LED lighting solution that will create an incredible match-day experience at Emirates Stadium,” said Jeff Rogers, president, Musco World. “Our lighting system provides precise light control that will significantly reduce glare for spectators and players, optimize energy consumption, and offer superior HD broadcasts.”
Arsenal’s stadium and facilities director, John Beattie said, “It is important for both players and fans alike that we have top-quality lighting for the club’s evening fixtures and Musco’s new floodlights provide just that. This will be extremely beneficial for both match days and other events that we host at Emirates Stadium.”
Musco’s SportsCluster Green with an LED light source will provide several benefits for players, spectators, and HD broadcasts, including: improving the quality of light with custom optics that more effectively direct light onto the field and not into the eyes of players or spectators; increasing light levels by 32% to meet Premier League lighting standards; reducing energy consumption by 30% compared with the prior 2,000W metal halide lights; eliminating maintenance with Musco’s 10-year warranty, backed by a global team of technicians.
Additionally, the characteristics of the LED light source provide instant on/off capabilities for special effects, and eliminate the flicker effect for excellent slow-motion replay.
Emirates Stadium joins an extensive list of facilities that have opted for Musco lighting solutions, including the Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium; the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; and Twickenham Stadium.
August 26, 2015