You are now visiting our Global professional lighting website, visit your local website by going to the USA website

Pitch Perfect Lighting

at St James' Park

Lighting St James' Park
in Newcastle


See how Philips provided enhanced levels of light for St James' Park.
Pitch Perfect Lighting at St James' Park

Given our long history
and the reliability

of the existing floodlights, Philips was without doubt the ideal partner.”

 

- Eddie Rutherford, Stadium Manager at Newcastle United

Pitch Perfect Lighting at St James' Park
Pitch Perfect Lighting at St James' Park

Customer Challenge

 

St. James’ Park is the oldest football stadium in the North East. When the English Football Premier League issued their new lighting requirements to satisfy the latest broadcasting techniques, Newcastle United FC contacted Philips Lighting.

Pitch Perfect Lighting at St James' Park

The right lighting

 

The previous Philips system was installed in 1994, with some further additions made in 1998. The result was a mixture of Philips 1800W and 2000W metal halide floodlights, which delivered 1400 lux vertical towards the main camera only; less than the new requirements which now include field cameras as well as fixed. During the closed season, 342 Philips MVF404 ArenaVision 2000W floodlights were installed in St James' Park. The Philips’ high-output compact single-ended metalhalide lamps, with dedicated optics, ensure maximum optical efficiency and accurate light distribution with a minimum of upward spill light.

 

This new system exceeds Premier League requirements. Towards the main camera 2000 lux has been achieved whilst, when play is covered by the secondary field cameras the same lux level is ensured. Eddie explains; “We have future proofed the system using Philips electronic ballasts to achieve the new flicker rate"

  • ArenaVision MVF404
    ArenaVision MVF404
    The ArenaVision MVF404 floodlight – designed for outdoor sports stadiums – dramatically increases the theatrical and emotional impact of sports for TV audiences and spectators, whi...
    • Innovative floodlight with Philips' compact single-ended lamp; dedicated optics ensure maximum optical efficiency and enable accurate light distribution with a minimum of spill light
    • Quartz metal halide lamp meets the most demanding lighting and TV broadcast requirements with excellent colour rendering
    • The flicker-free version completely eliminates flicker effect, thereby guaranteeing perfect images filmed with super-slow-motion cameras

Lighting St James' Park,
Newcastle

The Team

Direct Technology UK Limited

Project Partner

Find out more

WSP

Project Partner

Find out more

CAD21

Project Partner

Find out more

Related cases

Events    

 

 

HEN on the Road One Day Technical Conference

11.05.2017, Surrey

 

Smart to Future Cities 

16.05.2017, London

 

Smart Buildings 

23.05.2017, London

 

View all events