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Parc y Scarlets, Wales


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  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    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 schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    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.

Mundials light Wales' newest sports stadium

"One of the finest bespoke rugby stadia in Europe”: The Scarlets’ claim can really be appreciated when seeing the magnificent stands, hospitality and training facilities at the team’s new Parc y Scarlets ground in Llanelli, recently lit with Thorn products. The £24million development is a joint venture between the Carmarthenshire County Council and the Rugby Club, and forms the centrepiece of a wider regeneration strategy for the area.

It’s along the main south stand that 40 Thorn Mundial floodlights have been installed by Whitehead Building Services, one of the UK’s leading building services contractors. Opposite a further 44 floodlights are mounted on two 26m high corner towers. The towers feature iconic semi-circular head frames to create a signature look, similar to that of the KC Stadium in Hull – also floodlit by Thorn.

By employing high colour rendering 2kW Osram HQI-TS WDS short arc metal halide lamps the system is ideal for colour television transmissions (Ra 90+); it also provides excellent spectator – and player viewing. Altogether the floodlighting achieves approximately 750 lux horizontally with 0.7 min/ave 0.5 min/max uniformity. Action is brillantly visble, from one post to the other.

The complex also includes a training pitch, complete with athletics track, which is lit by 1kW Champion floodlights.  Within the facility Chalice downlights and rows of IndiQuattro recessed fluorescents and Virgule spotlights illuminate the shop, museum, foyer and hospitality areas.

The stadium, also used by Llanelli RFC and more recently by the Football Association of Wales, has replaced Stradey Park, the home of Llanelli rugby for almost 130 years. Capacity is 14,870 (11,000 for soccer).

Architect for the scheme was The Miller Partnership and Andrew Scott Ltd of Port Talbot were the main contractors