2012-06-08 - ABB has provided the technology for interior lighting at venues used in the 14th UEFA European Football Championship EURO 2012.
Arena Lviv stadium, Ukraine
30,000 football fans will sit beneath lights controlled by ABB’s technology at the Arena Lviv stadium in the Ukraine while watching Germany play Portugal on June 9.
During the games, in the evenings, fans and players depend on optimal lighting conditions throughout the stadium, creating bright moments off the field. ABB’s control system ensures that no one has to sit or play in the dark. It provides centralized control of lighting systems and, through its intelligent software for energy-efficiency, it optimizes the brightness of the stadium to suit the natural light conditions.
On June 11, Sweden will play Ukraine in the first of the tournament matches to be held at the Olympic Stadium, in Kiev. At this stadium 60,000 football fans will enjoy ideal lighting conditions throughout the group’s matches and during the knock out stages.
Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine (Attribution: Football.ua)100 ABB i-bus KNX DALI gateways connect the lighting systems in the stadium from the locker rooms to the VIP lounge and the KNX-based building control system rapidly controls the brightness and light color so that the fans get the best football experience.
Many English and French football fans will have already experienced optimal lighting at the airport of Donezk, Ukraine, where ABB’s modern building system technologies control the lights guiding fans towards their group matches.
One of the co-hosts, Ukraine, will make their debut as an independent nation at the Championships knowing they can rely on ABB to shine a light on their team.