- Twickenham Stadium to lead the way in Europe with LED floodlights
- Ligthing system to be installed for autumn 2014
Photo: Getty Images
Twickenham Stadium today became the first stadium in Europe to announce the installation of LED floodlights by Musco Lighting.
This is part of the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) stadium redevelopment programme, which is already well underway to ensure the Home of England Rugby is a world-leading facility for the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and beyond.
The new LED lights will deliver superior broadcast quality lighting, as well as substantially reduce energy consumption in comparison to metal halide light sources.
Richard Knight, Stadium Director, RFU commented: “We were the first stadium in Europe to install mid-tier LEDs and believe we are now the first to have LED floodlights designed. Better quality lighting will allow us to improve the viewing experience for fans both in the stadium and at home, by keeping ahead of fast-moving developments in TV technology. This innovative product also has the added benefit of being more energy efficient and requiring less maintenance.”
Jeff Rogers, President, Musco World, added: “Musco is proud to work with the Rugby Football Union to provide an efficient, state-of-the-art lighting solution using LED technology for this iconic stadium. The RFU’s forward thinking and concern for the responsible use of energy are commendable.”
The dimming controls allow for the light output to be varied when full power of the system is not needed, saving additional energy. The floodlights will have instant on/off capabilities, allowing for special effects and eliminating the time for the lamps to warm up. The installation also includes custom-designed reflectors that significantly reduce spill light and glare for players and spectators.
Musco is working with the RFU and their design team to design, deliver and install this state-of-the-art and sustainable lighting system at Twickenham Stadium for the autumn of 2014.