Leicester City Football Club, UK
- 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.
In order to meet the levels of vertical illuminance needed for HDTV sport coverage Leicester FC needed to refurbish the King Power
stadium. The refurbishment work commenced prior to the club becoming champions of the Premier League but it ensured the facility
was elevated to Premier League standards.
In order to achieve the required levels, floodlighting specialists PWP Building Services, Nottingham needed to provide 1650 lux to main camera position with extremely low levels of flicker to allow for super slow motion viewing. With its unique combination of photometrics Thorn Lighting’s Altis and Mundial Floodlights were the obvious choice.
PWP Building Services installed 192 x 2KW Altis and 12 x 2W Mundial floodlights. 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.”
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