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Sports Lighting: When Light Becomes Part Of The Action
Oct 16, 2018

Sport is all about drama. The kind of drama that comes when a winning goal is scored, the deciding point is played, or the champion crosses the finish line. Sports Lighting can illuminate this drama but, traditionally, it doesn’t add to it.

Now, that’s all changing, thanks to technology that’s making stadiums smart.

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If you’ve ever been to a stadium concert, you’ll know that these shows routinely use dramatic stage lighting effects as part of the entertainment. In a smart venue, the whole stadium is the stage.

Imagine arriving at your seat in the build-up to a game, with light effects contributing to the party atmosphere. Suddenly the music goes silent and the lights dim, with the pitch in complete darkness. A voice announces the teams and a single beam of light illuminates the players as they emerge from the tunnel. The crowd goes wild.

This kind of thing is possible in smart stadiums, which use cutting-edge technology and connectivity to take the fan experience to a new level. These venues incorporate Wi-Fi throughout, and use cameras, sensors, cloud technology and connectivity for crowd management, ticketing, energy saving and building automation. According to Research and Markets, the smart stadium market is set to grow from around $4.6 billion today to $12.5 billion by 2023.

LED sports lighting and controls allow an unprecedented level of precision control over lighting in stadiums, creating dynamic effects that build a sense of theatre before, during and after a game. This doesn’t just apply to pitch lighting but also to spectator areas, hospitality areas, entrance areas and facades.

Better, smarter lighting benefits players, fans and broadcasters, with better quality illumination and visual comfort, glare control, great clarity and colour for high-definition broadcasting, no flicker in slow-motion replays, and the ability to enhance the overall experience for spectators.

sports field lighting

Sports lighting: When light becomes part of the action

LEDs and smart technology are transforming the way we experience live sport – with lighting playing an ever more important role

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Sport is all about drama. The kind of drama that comes when a winning goal is scored, the deciding point is played, or the champion crosses the finish line. Lighting can illuminate this drama but, traditionally, it doesn’t add to it.

Now, that’s all changing, thanks to technology that’s making stadiums smart.

If you’ve ever been to a stadium concert, you’ll know that these shows routinely use dramatic stage lighting effects as part of the entertainment. In a smart venue, the whole stadium is the stage.

Imagine arriving at your seat in the build-up to a game, with light effects contributing to the party atmosphere. Suddenly the music goes silent and the lights dim, with the pitch in complete darkness. A voice announces the teams and a single beam of light illuminates the players as they emerge from the tunnel. The crowd goes wild.

outdoor soccer field lighting

LED lighting and controls allow an unprecedented level of precision control over lighting in stadiums, creating dynamic effects that build a sense of theatre before, during and after a game. This doesn’t just apply to hockey pitch lighting but also to spectator areas, hospitality areas, entrance areas and facades.

Better, smarter lighting benefits players, fans and broadcasters, with better quality illumination and visual comfort, glare control, great clarity and colour for high-definition broadcasting, no flicker in slow-motion replays, and the ability to enhance the overall experience for spectators.

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Even for smaller venues that host recreational sports, the advantages of LED lighting solutions over traditional lighting are clear: it’s more energy efficient, easier to maintain, able to recover immediately after a failure, and allows light to be distributed and controlled more easily.

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