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Published in Sports Management 2015 issue 2

Musco’s LED lights shine brighter at Twickenham

An LED lighting solution from Musco is being used as a way to enhance the playing and viewing experience at Twickenham Stadium. The installation is part of the Rugby Football Union’s stadium redevelopment plan. Musco’s solution offers a higher level of efficiency and more targeted lighting than the previous system, which also means that the spill light and glare coming from the stadium is reduced. Instant on/off/dimming controls enable the stadium to feature special effects lighting.

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Musco’s LED lights shine brighter at Twickenham
Musco’s LED lights shine brighter at Twickenham

New technology reduces energy consumption

MHA Lighting’s new LED technology has been installed at Hyndburn Leisure Centre with the aim of reducing energy consumption and bills. Hyndburn Borough Council selected MHA Lighting’s LED technology for the light uniformity and colour rendering offered, as well as the fact that it is low glare. The company designed a bespoke solution for the sports hall, installing 40 LightStar 205 LED luminaires into the pre-existing high bay infrastructure.

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New technology reduces energy consumption
New technology reduces energy consumption

Abacus completes ‘white rose’ Headingley project

New 56-metre high ‘white rose’ emblem floodlights from Abacus Lighting are now fully operational at Headingley cricket ground, home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The company met specified lighting performance levels with the installation around the perimeter of the pre-existing stand structure. Four Abacus Challenger 3 floodlights combined with louvre shields were used to provide upward light and overspill control at the cricket ground.

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Abacus completes ‘white rose’ Headingley project
Abacus completes ‘white rose’ Headingley project

Crashing through the ice at skating competition

Spread out over 3sq miles in St. Paul, Minnesota, US, Harman Martin Professional fixtures were used to light the track and viewing area at Red Bull’s Crashed Ice event. An after-dark competitive ice cross downhill skating event, Crashed Ice takes place four times a year on temporary 1,500ft long ice tracks in different cities. 108 of Martin’s new fixture, the MAC Quantum Wash, were used for their colour rendering, beam punch, and low weight, mounted on towers along the track. MAC Viper Wash DX units were used in filling in dark sections of the tracks, making the races more photogenic.

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Crashing through the ice at skating competition
Crashing through the ice at skating competition

Saints install Vision Accendo’s new stadium floodlight

Vision Accendo has launched the 600W and 900W Vision Sphere LED Stadium Floodlight. It has been installed at Southampton Football Club’s St Mary’s Stadium, where it had to meet the new and exacting Premiership lighting standards for Sky 4K broadcasting. The company says the floodlight is ideal for use in sporting environments as it includes glare reduction reflectors and lens technology to enhance lighting output, a flicker rate of 0.2 per cent and a low overall weight per light. Other installations have also taken place in the UK.

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Saints install Vision Accendo’s new stadium floodlight
Saints install Vision Accendo’s new stadium floodlight

Robe’s extreme solution

A moving light rig from Robe helped light the way at a festival of extreme sports in South Africa. The Ultimate X festival took place at the Grand Arena in Cape Town over two days, and featured freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding.

A combination of 42 Robe moving lights were used, including four BMFL Spots and four miniPointes. The BMFLs were positioned on the edges of the main rig as their powerful beams could deal with the extreme throw distances and the 10 metre trim height. The spots also lit the FMX ‘kicker’ – or launch ramps.

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Robe’s extreme solution
Robe’s extreme solution

No horseplay for Core in unusual installation

Core Lighting’s wireless LEDs have allowed Devon-based Lindsey Nash to integrate more horse training into her work schedule by extending the day. She is currently training up a young dapple grey purebred Arab, HS Casimir, for the world of endurance riding. Core’s FLOOD30 fixtures exude 7,500 lumens and are available with a neutral white (4200K) output. There is also an RGBW version available in the company’s similar POINT30 unit.

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No horseplay for Core in unusual installation
No horseplay for Core in unusual installation

KC Stadium transformed with Philips floodlighting

Hull Tigers will install a computer controlled LED floodlighting system from Philips at its KC Stadium this July. Meeting the latest broadcast requirements set out by the English Premier League, the Philips ArenaVision system will be installed in time for the start of the 2015-16 football season. The solution enables instant switching between optimal lighting configurations and an ability to switch on and off or dim each floodlight individually.

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KC Stadium transformed with Philips floodlighting
KC Stadium transformed with Philips floodlighting
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