Netherlands-based firm Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), reported that its LED lighting now illuminates 10 of the 12 stadiums hosting this summer’s soccer tournament in Russia. The stadiums include Luzhniki (Moscow), Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg), Fisht (Sochi), Ekaterinburg Arena (Yekaterinburg), as well as soccer stadiums in Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, and Samara.
Ekaterinburg Arena uses Signify’s LED pitch lighting. The LED lighting provides soccer players and fans with the best quality of light and is ideal for 4K TV transmissions and UHDTV super slow-motion action replays for the TV viewers wanting to capture all the drama on the pitch. The LED pitch lighting is also controllable by and can be synced to music to create dramatic pre-match displays.
Signify LEDs Fixtures Also Light Stadium Façades
In addition to lighting the pitch, Signify’s lighting was used to light stadium façades, adding to the ambiance and spectacle for match attendees. At Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, a 39,000 square meter an LED media roof was installed, making it one of the largest media façades in Russia. The unique light shows from the façade before, during, and after games will increase excitement levels for fans across the city.
“We have more than 80 years of experience in lighting sports events and are recognized as the world leader in sports illumination,” said Sergey Karpov, Head of sport lighting of Signify in Russia. “Through these installations, fans and television viewers around the world will enjoy their favorite game while soccer players on the field will get the optimum visibility.”