Ephesus Lighting of Syracuse in New York has recently refitted the lighting at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
The stadium is to host the NFL Super Bowl come February.
The PNC Arena in America is the first National Hockey League arena to incorporate LED technology into their buildings.
The Centennial Authority, who own the PNC Arena, have invested $650,000 in the new lighting system. The new system will help the Centennial Authority to meet its sustainability goals and to coincide with the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report.
Chelsea FC have become the second football club in the Premier League to announce the decision to move to LED floodlighting. The first was Southampton. More clubs are expected to make the switch due to broadcast standards.
The SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow has been given a makeover. According to Pollstar, the arena is the fourth most popular venue in the world.
The SSE Hydro Arena was designed by Foster + Partners and fitted with specialist lighting by Arup. The 13,000 capacity venue will be holding the 20th Commonwealth Games on the 23rd of July.
Stadiums for the Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russia will be assessed in relation to the BREEAM standards.
The main sustainable feature of the new stadiums will be energy efficient lighting. As well as adhering to BREEAM Energy efficiency standards the lightbulbs have to be high quality to adhere to Fifa's lighting standards.
The overall energy consumption is estimated to be 40% less than comparable baseline buildings who have reduced energy in other ways.
While making the design briefs for the venues, a series of consultations were undertaken with representative from local communities, business groups, football clubs, the organising committee and local authorities. Experience of construction of other sports venues was applied in the form of design guidance from Fifa, as well as learning from similar projects around the world.
Ever wished you could harness all that energy your kids use when running round playing games. Well, eight Harvard alumni have found away that will allow you to do just that! They have managed to create a special football that harnesses the kinetic energy created when a football is kicked and use it to light an LED lamp. After only 30 minutes of play the ball harnesses enough energy to keep the LED lamp running for 3 hours.
Whether you loved or hated P.E. at school, we all have memories of the sport halls.
Recently a company called ASB have developed an LED smart floor which can be used in schools to light sports halls. The LEDs are laid under the floor and can be used to light different boundary marks depending on the sport being played. The floor illuminate the markings for five different sports in total, eliminating the confusion caused by multicoloured sticky tape, typically found in school sport halls. Continue reading
Lighting technology has come a long way since the first football match played ‘with the assistance of the electric light’, as the local newspaper put it, in 1878. Night-time events have been an essential component of the sporting calendarfor more than half a century, and yet floodlight failure is still a problem. In June the t20 match between Glamorgan and Middlesex was delayed by twenty minutes when three floodlights failed. LED floodlights offer energy-saving benefits as well as being more durable than traditional metal halide and sodium varieties. They could help make sporting blackouts a thing of the past. Continue reading