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Thorn and Sunderland kick off new floodlight partnership

  • Sunderland Football Club
Jun 18, 2014

Thorn Lighting and Sunderland AFC have announced a new two-year partnership that will bring the innovative new Altis floodlight system to Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

Altis is a high-performance discharge floodlight, which meets all requirements for high-definition sports broadcasting. The installation will be ready for the start of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

"The new system we are installing at Sunderland has been meticulously designed with the latest technology in mind," says Noel Whiffin, Key Account Manager at Thorn Lighting. "Altis eliminates visible flicker and provides excellent lighting levels, to make HD football coverage better than ever.

"We're delighted that Sunderland AFC has chosen our Altis floodlight system for the Stadium of Light, and look forward to developing close ties with one of England's biggest and most historic football clubs."

The new floodlight system at Sunderland will feature the patented Altis® optic, a rotational reflector which provides greater efficiency and an outstanding viewing experience. The Altis optic reduces glare and sky glow, while the latest short-arc double-ended lamps provide improved lumen output, colour rendering and colour temperatures.

"We are delighted to welcome Thorn Lighting to the Sunderland family," says Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director at Sunderland AFC. "Thorn Lighting Limited are industry leaders in delivering lighting solutions for outdoor sports venues and the new system being installed at the Stadium of Light will improve the experience for both our players and supporters.

"It has been a very positive period for us in terms of growing and developing our range of partnerships and our agreement with Thorn Lighting is another step forward for the club."

For more information about Thorn Lighting and our experience of delivering lighting solutions for sports venues, please contact your local sales team.

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