Putting Russia 2018 in the spotlight

Posted By : Joe Bush
Putting Russia 2018 in the spotlight

Ten of the 12 stadiums that will be used as venues for this summer's World Cup in Russia will have their lighting provided by Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). The stadiums include Luzhniki (Moscow), Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg), Fisht (Sochi), Ekaterinburg Arena (Yekaterinburg), as well as soccer stadiums in Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd and Samara.

Signify's LED pitch lighting is used at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The LED lighting provides players and fans with the best quality of light and is well suited for 4K TV transmissions and UHDTV super slow motion action replays for the billions of television viewers wanting to capture all the drama on the pitch. The LED pitch lighting can also be controlled and synced to music to create spectacular pre-match entertainment.

Signify's lighting was used to light stadium façades, adding to the atmosphere and spectacle for fans attending the matches. One installation is at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, where a 39,000 square metre LED media roof was installed, making it one of the largest media façades in Russia. This façade will build excitement for fans across the city by creating light shows, before, during and after games.

Luzniki Stadium

“We have more than 80 years of experience in lighting sports events and are recognised as the world leader in sports illumination,” said Sergey Karpov, Head of Sport Lighting of Signify in Russia. “Through these installations, fans and television viewers around the world will enjoy their favourite game while soccer players on the field will get the optimum visibility.”

Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of 16th May this year.

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