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Ricoh Arena, Coventry


  • Ricoh Arena
  • 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.

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.