Philips is going to carry out a lighting project for most of the football stadiums that will host the Euro matches 2012, to be played in Poland and Ukraine from the 8 from June to 1 July.

Royal Philips Electronics will illuminate most football stadiums in Ukraine and Poland, among them the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NSC Olimpiyskiy), that will host the matches of the European Championship 2012. Philips' latest innovations are tailor-made for HD-quality TV streaming and help improve the viewing experience for gamers, viewers and viewers. The Philips lighting installed includes the field and façade of six of the eight stadiums that will host the matches (Donbass Arena, Metalist stadium in Kharkiv, Arena Lviv, Poznan Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw Municipal Stadium and Kiev Olympic Stadium, which will be the host stadium of the games).

Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting, pointed out that “Philips and sports lighting have long been a winning combination and with our global leadership in energy-efficient lighting solutions we will continue to build that relationship.". Sport is about performance and emotions. Philips captures that performance and those emotions so millions of people can enjoy the games. I am very proud that our lighting will shine in the main stadiums of Ukraine and Poland, including the Kiev Olympic Stadium.”

It is vital that lighting systems adapt to the demanding demands of broadcasters when it comes to capturing the details and excitement of the sporting event.. ArenaVision spotlights also offer spectators watching the match live the best possible viewing experience from all stadium seats. In addition, good, discreet lighting helps players and referees deliver the best performance.

Kiev Olympic Stadium

Philips has equipped the Kiev Olympic Stadium – the largest stadium in Ukraine, able to house 60.000 Spectators- with custom lighting systems. The system includes a total of 608 Philips ArenaVision spotlights special for sports venues. For Kiev Stadium, Philips has designed a lighting concept that combines functional and decorative solutions to create the effect of a “ring of fire” on the edge of the stadium roof. In addition, lighting calculations were performed and power and control systems were reconciled. After this, Philips oversaw the installation (including the focus of projectors and commissioning) together with the design of lighting solutions, in collaboration with partner organizations.

Philips also illuminates the technical and public areas of this stadium. As a result, Philips illuminates the football field with reflective equipment, the athletics track and sectors for TV broadcasting of football matches and sports competitions in accordance with the standards set by FIFA, UEFA, FAISF/IAFF (International Federation of Football Association, Union of European Football Associations and General Association of International Sports Federations / The International Amateur Athletics Federation).

Paying attention to the problem of cardiac arrests in places of great influx of people, Philips has also installed HeartStart FRx mobile defibrillators at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev to deal with possible cardiac incidents. Philips to Conduct First Aid Training for Stadium Staff, including training on how to use defibrillators in an emergency.

Philips ArenaVision sports lighting also illuminates more than half of the world's largest football stadiums. Philips has been a pioneer in the lighting of sporting events, from the Oslo Olympics in 1952 to the first Formula Night Circuit 1 in Singapore. For years, Philips has been a technology partner of international sports federations such as IAFF (athletics), FIFA (football) or FIBA (basketball). Through these partnerships, Philips has helped develop specific lighting for sporting events with official specifications.

Poznan Municipal Stadium

The Municipal Stadium of Poznan was the first facility completed in Poland for this football championship. The stadium is known for the dynamism and color of the lighting of its exterior façade, using LED lighting systems. A total of 195 Philips LED projectors, together with control systems and software, have been used to illuminate this façade, thus allowing dynamic color changes. As a result, Poznan Stadium is able to create emotions during sporting events, of entertainment or concerts that take place there.

The lighting of the exterior façade, taking into account the advantages of the latest LED technology, allows you to create emotions using light, welcoming fans from afar with the colours of their nationality or club. LED projectors have a duration of 50.000 hours, and consume little energy (the consumption of a projector is only 55W). The energy-efficient solutions used are in line with the policy of the city of Poznan which for years has been focused on sustainable development, for example hosting the COP14 Climate Change Conference.


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by • 25 May, 2012
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