Philips fits new lighting at S Africa stadiums
Dubai, June 14, 2010
Royal Philips Electronics, a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, has installed its new ArenaVision sports lighting systems at six of South Africa’s top sports stadiums.
These stadiums now rank internationally with the best-lit sporting stadiums, with the advanced lighting solutions contributing to enhancing the viewing experience for players, spectators and TV viewers alike, a statement said.
“Light represents less than one per cent of the stadium/arena budget, but determines 99 per cent of the effect seen on TV,” said Jeroen Jansen, Philips Lighting’s general manager for Southern Africa.
“It is vital that our lighting systems accommodate the stringent demands of the TV broadcasting industry in capturing the details and emotion of the sports for a remote audience.”
“But it does not stop there,” Jansen continued.
“The ArenaVision also give live spectators the best possible viewing experience to clearly see what is going on from every seat. And, as we all know, every detail can be of great importance.”
“Good and unobtrusive lighting help players and referees deliver the best performance. It is for this reason that Philips was chosen to light most of the South Africa’s top stadiums,” he added.
Philips’ ArenaVision sports lighting already equips more than half of the world’s major football stadiums, and the technology has been further improved since the Germany World Cup, the statement added.
New optic has been developed that allows for 10 per cent more light and fewer luminaires to be used, saving on costs, energy use and maintenance. With the new optical efficiency the light distributed has minimal spill light.
Philips ArenaVision sports floodlighting system has been installed at Soccer City, Ellis Park, Royal Bafokeng, Moses Mabhida, Peter Mokaba and Nelson Mandela, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service