This commitment has served, among others, as a driving force in the rehabilitation and comprehensive remodeling of the facilities, with the intention of transforming the pavilion into a sports space capable of hosting top-level international events.
What do you look for in the right sports lighting?
Among the reforms carried out, the renovation of the lighting infrastructure of the sports field was of vital importance. One of the main key points in the refurbishment has been to achieve lighting that allows television broadcasting and compliance with established regulations. In addition, the aim was to achieve energy efficiency through control systems, lighting uniformity on the field and visual comfort for attendees and players.
Prilux’s role in the project
The lighting project was carried out by Prilux, together with the installer Electrisur and the construction company Orthem. It has been considered complex given the layout of the facilities and the sloping roof structure. The approach to lighting improvement takes into account the use and activities to be carried out in the space, dividing the project into competition lighting and training lighting.
To this end, Prilux has provided the latest technology in control systems and the most demanding products. for these environments, complying at all times with the NIDE regulations for handball soccer fields, corresponding to group B of the UNE-EN 12193 standard and the specific regulations of the Royal Spanish Handball Federation.
First class sports lighting
First of all, it should be noted that lighting for professional competition fields requires specific requirements for television broadcasting. For this purpose, 77 NANTES XL led protectors of 300 leds and 302W have been installed. The product, developed with LED technology, is compatible with sports lighting projects that require special powers and photometries to cover a high degree of uniformity and level on the ground providing a wide and comfortable vision. In addition, it has a compact and minimalist design that dissipates heat, extending the life of the components.
Its technical features, such as 90 color rendering, 5000K color temperature and low flicker, allow for optimal flicker-free TV broadcasting that is suitable for 4K and slow motion recordings. In addition, special care was taken to avoid tilting in the direction of the camera to avoid glare and minimum GR.
On the other hand, more than 200 PAD AVANT RGBW LED units were installed, providing the environment with dynamism and spectacle in the rear area of the stands.
Control and programming of sports scenes
The installation of combined control systems has been carried out in order to optimize the use of the facilities to achieve economic savings through energy efficiency. The indirect color lighting is DMX controlled and the projectors are equipped with DALI dimming. This allows the lighting to be controlled from a single system.
These control systems allow to differentiate scenes according to the type of lighting required at any given moment, among them we can highlight:
- Color in the grandstand area and lighting on the track for shows with dynamic effects according to the moment.
- Completely uniform track lighting for sports activities with multiple level settings and zones according to activity.
Lighting: the main focus of sport at the Sports Palace
Finally, the project has achieved successful results with a very high level of uniformity above 0.8, minimum levels above 1700 lux, average levels above 2000 lux and a GR below 23, allowing for glare-free activities and optimum visual comfort.
In addition, thanks to a high-contrast staging, the viewers’ eyes were directed to the field of play.