Ricoh Arena, Coventry
- 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.
Ricoh Rocks thanks to Thorn
One hundred and twenty Mundial floodlights, housing 2kW linear metal halide lamps have been installed along the roof line of the £113m Ricoh Arena complex, home to Coventry City Football Club. The stadium’s distinctive roofscape provides all round visibility for 32,000 seated spectatorsand incorporates a lighting scheme to match the mood, whether its sport or entertainment that’s on offer.
120 Mundial floodlights, housing 2kW linear metal halide lamps have been installed along the roof line to provide an average horizontal illuminance of 1200 lux. Uniformity is 0.8 with virtually no shadows, nor light spill.
The floodlighting is fully switched, including hot-restrike versions for power interruptions. To cater for a variety of sporting and musical events action is brilliantly visible, from one end to another.
1,000 emergency luminaires are fitted on the underside of the roof, under stand concourses and stairways; escape routes and walkways.
Low energy interior luminaries are used throughout to build a succession of lit spaces. Architects were The Miller Partnership – Glasgow.