State of the art multimedia technology at Ghelamco Arena (Ghent, Belgium) by ESSMA stadium partner Philips

By July 19, 2013
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In cooperation with Ghelamco and KAA Ghent, Philips is the first to lighten a stadium in Belgium with 500.000 LEDs. These LEDs will illuminate the stadium's frontage in a dynamic way and consequently put the city of Ghent on the map.


Together with Painting with Light, Philips placed its expertise at KAA Ghent's disposal. Philips took care of all the lighting, both inside and outside the stadium and used sustainable LED technology for that. Also the pitch lighting is taken care of, this through the innovative ArenaVision system.

Next to that, Philips also provided the stadium's frontage of a LED-lighting solution: a prime in Belgium! By using energy efficient LEDs instead of traditional lighting, a lot of expenses are cut down. Due to the dynamic nature of the media front wall it's possible to constantly adjust the content,
depending on the event and the offers.

Just like on top of the Empire State Building

The stadium roof will be lightened with 10.000 LED-bright spots, in the same color as the media front wall. Philips Color Kinetics designed the energetic state-of-the-art lighting system. It's a unique system that offers personalized lighting possibilities in more than 16 million colors in countless combinations and with lighting effects you have never seen before. The new computer-controlled system does not only allow an easy administration, but also radiates superior lighting quality. This type of lighting was installed on top of the Empires State Building in New York only a few months ago.

Unique media front wall in Belgium

On the stadium's front wall about 500.000 LEDs were placed. These will permit projecting animated messages depending on the event that takes places.
At the same time the media front wall will be a unique advertising medium in Belgium visible from the main traffic roads (E40, E17 en R4).

 

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