The new lighting solution from Thorn at Brentford FC meets all the standards
In the 2014/15 Season Brentford reached the Premier League playoffs for the first time.
The club therefore contacted electrical contractors SPE Engineers to increase the stadium’s electrical capacity and lighting levels.
Brentford FC set a target for the new lighting at their stadium Griffin Park to achieve a pitch illumination level 20% above Championship standard. Improved colour quality was particularly important for TV broadcasting. SPE Engineers approached Thorn to help commission the pitch lighting.
SPE Engineers Director, Steve Pearce, explains: “Given the layout and design of the stadium we needed to increase lighting levels to initially a minimum of 1000 lux at pitch level. However, we could only use the existing four floodlight towers.”
Thorn Account Manager, Noel Whiffin, explains: “Thorn’s 2kW Altis and Mundial floodlights were installed on the four existing 40m masts. The floodlights were selected on the basis of providing the best solution from a lighting design aspect as well as the geometry of the stadium.”
Speaking about the new pitch lighting, Brentford Football Club Operations Manager, Alan Walsh says: “Every game under the new floodlights at Griffin Park gives the supporters and visitors a warm feeling of excitement. The lighting colour complements everything around the pitch activity and game, which has been evident on numerous live broadcast productions. The reaction from staff, fans, players, media and photographers is that the field of play looks excellent under the floodlights!”