What a year to be British, we had the Jubilee and now the Olympics…….red, white and blue has never been so popular, isn’t it great!!
Of course as part of all these festivities the UK has had some serious work done to bring Her up to standard to host the Jubilee and the Games 2012. A legacy which will hopefully benefit our communities for the years to come.
From my point of view stadiums, arenas and outdoor sports facilities are a joy to light. When I started my life in lighting 20 years ago I cut my teeth on floodlighting and that included many high profile stadia and arena. I have therefore always had a fondness for floodlighting and especially enjoy the technical aspects and challenges of it for the world of television or competition play.
Today we now have a massive choice when it comes to what to use and what the lighting can do. Flexibility in the main is a key point as well as making sure each and every user or competitor in a space will get the best experience possible from the lighting.
So what are your experiences of lighting sporting facilities? Do you find it hard to achieve the standards? Do new light sources like LED help you now to achieve the flexibility that once was hard to meet with conventional light sources? How do you best overcome glare whilst still adding sparkle and making the space feel light and airy? What is the worst lit stadium or sporting venue you have come across and why?
Go for Gold team GB!!
Lorraine Calcott – Managing Director
It does lighting and energy ltd