Light and sport, illuminating emotions
The right uniformity in lighting, effectiveness in energy usage and a design that generates greater drama and emotion in the course of sport event are the new challenges demanded by the lighting of sport spaces today.
Efficient and reliable lighting.
Lighting applied to the specific activity.
Intelligent natural lighting.
Each sport has its own demands in lighting. Light must always ensure the safety of the participants and provide athletes greater visibility to the public and the referees.
At present, one of the most important sectors is Leisure, as thousands of people enjoy seeing their idols either in person through the audio-visual media that place at our fingertips extensive coverage of events. This is why lighting must meet the needs of different “users” who each have different demands, but who all share a common denominator: sport.
Athletes must be able to engage in their activity with lighting that is intense, with a good reproduction of colors, no dazzle and that does not illuminate in the wrong places and distractions or false perceptions. They must carry on their activity safely and easily.
Spectators must be able to enjoy the activity with the utmost drama and emotion and have the right lighting in the paths for entrances and exits and parking facilities near the facilties.
Finally, the managers of facilities must have an installation that is efficient, with just the right amount of energy usage and protection for the equipment against the impact of balls or other sport elements, thus complying with the stringent regulations.
Lighting is crucial for enhancing the emotion and drama of sport, and it enables the stars to perform at their best. When designing lighting solutions for first-class sport facilities, one must take into account the needs of players, spectators and TV viewers, but also the people who live nearby.
The incorporation of active systems of natural lighting can enhance the spatial vision of sport spaces and reduce energy consumption with the control systems that can now be used.
To meet these requirements, a team like that of the Lledó Group must develop a global solution that will take into account the environs in their totality, because light pollution must be kept to a minimum so that the quality of life of the people living nearby will not be affected.