Lighting Fit for the Premier League – Thorn Floodlights Chosen for Leicester City FC
- Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:05
Thorn Lighting’s Altis and Mundial floodlights were installed at Leicester City FC to elevate the facility to Premier League standards prior to their title win that was described as the greatest sporting upset ever, or the best football fairy-tale of history.
The lighting refurbishment work commenced before the club became champions of the Premier League as the clubs King Power Stadium had to meet the levels of vertical illuminance required for HDTV sport coverage. Offering a unique combination of photometrics, 192 x 2KW Altis and 12 x 2W Mundial floodlights were installed by floodlighting specialists PWP Building Services, Nottingham to provide 1650 lux to main camera position with extremely low levels of flicker to allow for super slow motion viewing.
Altis is a high power floodlight for sports lighting applications that produces a unique quality of light suitable for HDTV broadcasting. Its flexible optical system optimises light distribution for best in class results, whilst the compact dimensions and low weight of the fitting present minimal structural costs. The IP65 rated Altis floodlight has been designed to provide the ultimate, fully controllable solution that enables two stage lighting. This allows for a lower illumination level after the match for ground maintenance which still maintains a good level of light but with increased energy savings.
The excellent thermal management ensures consistency and stability of light over time and memory setting provides the ability to retain the floodlight setting after maintenance. Accurate aiming is achieved with an adjustable precision aiming device around the frame.
Paul Lewis, Operations Manager at Leicester City FC commented “The lights are fantastic and give an excellent coverage of the pitch. A great job by Thorn and installer PWP nothing was left to chance, two very professional companies.”