By using LED connected lighting systems instead of opting to achieve elite standards through conventional lighting, there is much greater flexibility to quickly adapt the lighting needs of the stadiums to different entertainment programmes and sports. Through Vari-lite, the stadium managers can create unique light shows and when connecting to Interact, have the power to integrate lighting into third-party sound systems, syncing lighting with music and enhancing the experience for the fans in the stadium and at home.
Stadiums offer unique challenges for lighting and maintenance, particularly those that are subject to major international competition and broadcasting standards. The lighting systems need to be consistently well maintained, particularly if the venues require a quick turnaround between matches and other entertainment events. This is where connected LED lighting offers multiple advantages.
With Interact, it’s easy to monitor and control connected lighting across multiple areas of a stadium, including the pitch, façade, bowl and stand areas via the intuitive dashboard. Philips LED luminaires offer remarkable energy savings of up to 50% versus conventional lighting, are long-lasting by design so need to be replaced less frequently. The luminaires also have the advantage of instant on/off control, so if there is a power outage during a critical game being broadcast to millions of viewers across the world, light can be turned back on almost instantly – while conventional systems can take up to 15 minutes.