Burnley FC recently earned promotion back to the top tier in English football after finishing first in the Football League Championship. Having previously installed a lighting system from Musco in 1996, club officials once again turned to the sports lighting provider for a system that would showcase an improved visual experience at Turf Moor, while meeting Premier League lighting requirements. Those needs were met with Musco’s SportsCluster Green LED system.
The new floodlights provide several benefits at Turf Moor, including: higher light quality, with light levels increased by 100% compared to the prior lighting equipment, while only increasing energy consumption by 20%; improved broadcast lighting with the flicker effect removed; focused light to create a theater-like atmosphere, with customized optics to direct light on the pitch; improved visibility with minimized glare, preventing light from shining into the eyes of players and spectators; lower operating costs thanks to instant on/off capabilities and dimming controls that enable the light output to be adjusted when full power of the system is not required; and special effects capabilities to deliver theatrical effects for pre-game and halftime lighting entertainment
In addition to the lighting at Turf Moor, the club has selected Musco’s LED lighting solution at its Gawthorpe Training Ground. Both systems will be covered by a 10-year long-term parts and labor warranty backed by a team of technicians that will eliminate maintenance costs for the next decade.
“We are excited to once again work with Burnley FC to provide the latest in sports lighting technology,” says Jeff Rogers, president of Musco World. “Our system will reduce energy costs, significantly improve television broadcast quality, and enhance the stadium experience for fans at Turf Moor.”
Turf Moor will become the latest Premier League stadium to feature a lighting system provided by the company. That list includes Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium (LED), AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium (LED), Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium (LED), Tottenham Hotspur FC’s White Hart Lane, and Stoke City FC’s Bet365 Stadium.