Orlando Stadium, Soweto, South Africa
“We are proud to be part of the FIFA World Cup 2010 history.”
Sports facility lighting team at BLV
|Objekt:||In cooporation with its local partner BEKA Schréder, BLV has supplied floodlighting to quite some stadia in South Africa, one of them is the ‘New Orlando Stadium’. The Orlando Stadium required a complete rebuilt to qualify as a training venue during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The seating capacity was increased from 24 000 to over 40 000 and the stadium caters now for both soccer and rugby matches, as well as community gatherings and music concerts.|
|Herausforderung:||To install an illumination system that meets the FIFA requirements of a light level of 1500lux average.|
A total of 272 BEKA STADIALUX 2kW metal halide floodlights were equipped with BLV STATURION HIT-DE 2000 dw lamps. The floodlights were installed along the stadium canopy to meet the required specification for international colour TV broadcasts. Ten percent of the luminaires are equipped with 'Instant Restrike Control Gears', to ensure that the stadium has general lighting on the field after short power outages. This can only be realized with lamps that allow hot re-igniton like the lamps of the BLV STATURION series.