Computer controlled LED floodlighting to be installed at KC Stadium


English Premier League (EPL) soccer team Hull City Tigers has announced that it will install a computer controlled floodlighting solution from Philips in July.

The Philips ArenaVision system, which is designed to meet the latest TV broadcast requirements as set out by the EPL such as light level, uniformity, glare rating and HDTV super-slow motion broadcasting, will be installed during the summer break in time for the start of the 2015/16 soccer season.

The solution includes a dedicated user interface and a control system that, according to the club, allows for quick, easy and reliable monitoring of the system. It has the ability to switch between lighting configurations, and switch on and off or dim each floodlight individually. It will also be possible to create pre-set light scenes to provide specific conditions such as dimmed energy saving levels for cleaning and maintenance purposes as well as training level lighting.

John North, managing director, Stadium Management Company, said, “The new state-of-the-art, energy efficient LED pitch lighting system for the KC Stadium is not just a game changer for spectators but also for the future of the modern multi-purpose stadium, a key feature of the operational strategy for our sporting venues.”

The system will also be used to create entertainment lighting effects that would normally require dedicated stage lighting, providing the opportunity for the floodlights to be integrated into pre- and post-match light shows to help build the atmosphere and excitement in the stadium. The instant on/off nature of LED lighting also allows for the creation of a blackout effect if required.

The club also stands to benefit from maintenance savings due to the longer life of the LED system.

Typically, metal halide floodlighting lamps should be replaced every three seasons to maintain the lighting levels required. The LED system is expected to last in excess of 10 seasons.

April 16, 2015

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