Croke Park, Dublin
- Lamp efficacy
Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).
- Ballast classification
Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).
- Luminaire distribution
Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.
- System efficacy
Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).
- Presence/absence detection
Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.
- Daylight detection
Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.
- Constant illuminance
A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.
- Task-scene setting
Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.
- Timed off
Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.
- Task lighting
Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.
- Zoning of lighting
Zoning of lighting
Lighting is zoned according to area use.
- Maintenance schedule
Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.
- Waste light
Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.
Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.
- Visible smart metering
Visible smart metering
Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.
A bright future for Croke Park
Around 460 Mundial floodlights now light the fourth largest stadium in Europe, Croke Park in Dublin, following its recent redevelopmentHome to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Croke Park, has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years, most notably hosting the annual finals of the All-Ireland Gaelic football and hurling championships.
Following its recent redevelopment, it now has capacity for 82,300 people and is the fourth largest stadium in Europe.
Around 460 Mundial floodlights employing 2kW metal halide lamps were installed by Crowe Engineering of Dublin. The new lighting was officially launched at a ceremony preceeding the Allianz Football League meeting between Dublin and Tyrone (pictured above). It will also be used during the Irish rugby and football games as the GAA has allowed games to proceed while Lansdowne Road is being rebuilt.
The equipment was specified by architects Shane Santry & Associates and consulting engineers J.V. Tierney & Co.