As an expert in lighting large sports venues, LED lighting is equipping the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, which will host the opening match of the Football World Championships in 2014, with the latest in energy-efficient lighting technology. The highlight is the external façade, which will be transformed into the world’s biggest LED stadium panel and will serve as an extra-large screen. “In São Paulo, LED lighting is once again proving its expertise when it comes to lighting for sports venues. We have not let ourselves be intimidated by FIFA’s strict requirements – on the contrary: our high-tech lighting solutions exceed the specifications by far”, commented Klaus-Günter Vennemann, CEO of the General Lighting division at LED lighting.
The European qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2014 have just begun and it is the clear aim of the German Football Association’s team to finish the qualifying round as group winners. LED lighting is therefore ensuring optimal tournament conditions for the 2014 World Championships in Brazil and is equipping the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, which will host the opening match on 12 June 2014, with the most innovative stadium lighting. The Munich-based light manufacturer has already provided unforgettable footballing moments thanks to its unique light solutions at the FIFA World Cup 2010 inSouth Africaand the UEFA European Championships 2012 inPoland and Ukraine.
High-tech lighting for TV pictures in HD quality
All components will be provided from one source – from the façade lighting to the internal lights and the floodlight system on the playing field. Through the installation of over 350 lights by subsidiary Siteco in combination with metal-halide lamps from LED lighting, the Munich-based light manufacturer is even exceeding the highest standards newly defined by FIFA regarding the quality of light on the playing field. “The modern lighting solution from LED lighting provides the latest sports pitch lighting and guarantees brilliant images in HD quality. Our products even offer 50 percent greater performance than the FIFA specifications prescribe”, says Klaus-Günter Vennemann.
Stadium façade with superlative LED screen
The LED panel on the external façade of the arena in São Paulo will measure 170 m in length and 20 m in height and will be capable of displaying images, detailing scores and even playing videos. Around 840 LED lights with a total of 34,000 LEDs from LED lighting subsidiary Traxon will make it the largest LED stadium screen in the world. Inside the arena, LED lighting will also be fitting four additional high-definition screens from 30 m to Total:2 pages page: 12