Thorn Lighting Opel Arena Mainz
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Opel Arena, home of the 1. FSV Mainz 05 football club was installed with new turnkey solution LED floodlight introduced by Thorn Lighting a member of the Zumtobel Group. The implemented progressive lighting fulfilled the requirements for the German Football League (DFL) 2019/2020 season as well as UEFA Elite Level A.

After signing the contract Zumtobel Group experts designed a high-quality, future-proof lighting installation. Forming the backbone are 220 high-powered Thorn Altis floodlights, all of which together easily exceed the new illuminance level requirements of the German Football League for 2019/2020 season. The brilliant colour rendering (CRI 86, TLCI > 80), uniform light distribution and flicker-free operation made the 5700K LEDs ideal for HDTV broadcast. They also support super slow-motion camera images. Additionally, 163 Aquaforce Pro moisture and dust-resistant luminaires were installed to provide further brightness to the stand lighting system. DMX interfaces that use the existing IT infrastructure enables real-time control of the floodlight system, including dynamic lighting effects and activation of individual luminaires remotely. The DALI controls used for the Aquaforce stand lighting system are integrated with the floodlight control system via gateways, which allow brightness dimming to any level and on/off switching.

Stephan Bandholz, Deputy Director Organization / Head of Security, 1. FSV Mainz 05 said: “Although it was the first project that we undertook together with the Zumtobel Group, the cooperation was very smooth. We signed the contract in June and switched on our new light installation in August. We’re very pleased with the result.”

Bandholz added: “The Zumtobel Group assured us that they would handle of all of the project details, and that’s precisely what they did. The installation was handed over to us fully tested and operational. It doesn’t get any easier and more convenient than that.”

Jens Lohse, Sales Office Manager, Frankfurt highlighted: “Given our extensive experience with stadium lighting systems, our industry expertise and broadly diversified portfolio of advanced lighting solutions, we’re able to offer customers complete turnkey solutions. More and more of them are taking advantage of these.”