Philips lights up main stadiums in Ukraine and Poland
Royal Philips Electronics lights the majority of football stadiums in Ukraine and Poland, including the Olympic stadium of Kiev (NSC Olimpiyskiy). These stadiums are, amongst other, venues for the European football championship this year during this summer's football tournament. Philips' latest innovations are tailor-made for HDTV quality and contribute to enhancing the viewing experience for players, spectators and TV viewers. The installed Philips lighting includes pitch and façade lighting, illuminating six of the eight stadiums (Donbass Arena, Metalist stadium Kharkiv, Arena Lviv, Poznan City stadium, Municipal stadium Wroclaw and Kiev Olympic stadium).
Kiev Olympic Stadium
Philips provided the Olympic stadium in Kiev, the largest stadium in Ukraine, able to host 60,000 spectators, with tailor-made lighting systems. The system includes a total of 608 Philips ArenaVision sport floodlights. For the stadium in Kiev, Philips designed the lighting concept combining functional and decorative solutions to create the effect of a "ring of fire" on the stadium's roof edge and we performed lighting calculations and reconciled power and control systems. Next to that, Philips supervised the installation, including the targeting, commissioning works, lighting design measurements in cooperation with partner organizations.
Philips also lights technical and public areas. As a result, Philips floodlight equipment illuminates the football field, the racetracks and the sectors in accordance to FIFA, UEFA, GAISF/IAAF standards for TV broadcasting of football matches and athletic competitions.
Drawing attention to the problem of sudden cardiac arrest in crowded places, Philips is also supplying HeartStart FRx mobile defibrillators to Kiev's Olympic stadium to treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.
City Stadium, Poznan
The stadium in Poznan was the first arena completed in Poland to host this summer's soccer's tournament. The stadium is notable for its dynamic, coloured lighting of the outer facade, using LED lighting systems. A total of 195 Philips LED projectors, plus a control system and software, were used to illuminate the outer facade of the Poznan stadium, thereby enabling dynamic colour changes. As a result, the Poznan arena is endowed with the additional ability to build emotion during sporting, entertainment events and concerts taking place in the stadium.
The external facade illumination, taking advantage of the latest LED technology, allows building emotions using light, welcoming fans from a long distance with the colours of the national or club squad. The LED projectors are particularly durable (50,000 hours), and yet consume very little energy (the power of a single projector is just 55W). Using energy-saving solutions in the project is in accordance with the policy of the city of Poznan, which for years has been consistently focusing on the environment and on sustainable development, for example as host of the COP 14 Climate Change Conference.
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