11 June 2010


Osram LEDs illuminate World Cup soccer stadiums

Germany’s Osram says that it has equipped all ten of the stadiums featuring in the World Cup soccer tournament taking place in South Africa with energy-efficient lighting solutions (including indoor and outdoor lighting, floodlights, lighting for catering establishments and parking lots). Osram’s high-intensity discharge lamps, T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps and LEDs are being used in the stadiums.

In particular, the LED-illuminated arc known as ‘The Arch’, which spans the Durban stadium, features over 12,000 Osram Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs. The illumination will be provided by 'LED Beams' which Osram developed in collaboration with the local manufacturer BEKA especially to meet the demands of the stadium. Just under two meters in length, they are weather-proof and can be used flexibly. The installation and maintenance of the lighting components are carried out from a chamber inside The Arch.

Picture: Over 12,000 Osram Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs illuminate The Arch.

"Accentuating this exceptionally imposing structure with our LEDs was a great challenge," said Florian Hockel, the applications engineer responsible for this project. "The impressive result is sure to thrill thousands of visitors."

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