Built in 1990, the Prince Felipe Pavilion in Zaragoza is the city's main indoor sports facility. It is home to the Casademont Zaragoza men's and women's basketball teams, which play in the first division. With a seating capacity of 10,744 spectators, the pavilion regularly hosts major basketball matches such as the Spanish Super Cup and other non-sporting events such as concerts.
Sports lighting for a modern venue
The pavilion was lit by 90 floodlights equipped with halogen lamps, which no longer met the lighting requirements. The fixtures were also consuming a lot of energy and requiring excessive maintenance. The local authorities decided to replace the lighting with more energy-efficient LED floodlights to:
- improve the quality of lighting in the venue;
- reduce energy and maintenance costs;
- enable matches and other events to be broadcast on HD television.
Working with Saltoki Iluminación, an installation company, we proposed a lighting solution with the OMNISTAR.
Better quality sports lighting with less energy
The OMNISTAR LED floodlights are fitted with the latest generation LEDs that deliver a bright crisp white light with a colour temperature of 5,700K to ensure perfect visibility for both players and spectators.
They provide a high Colour Rendering Index (CRI +90), giving a much better perception of colours for television coverage. They ensure clear and vivid images to broadcast national and international matches.
Thanks to the low energy consumption of the OMNISTAR LED floodlight (562W), the new sports lighting has cut energy costs by over 54% while meeting all the requirements of the different sporting federations.
Dynamic lighting for an enhanced sporting experience
The new sports lighting installation can be managed using the DMX protocol to create different lighting scenarios for matches and other events taking place in the pavilion.
A total of 8 different lighting scenarios have been pre-configured for the moment:
- 4 provide the different lighting levels required for the football and basketball training and competitions;
- 2 deliver the lighting levels required for national and international television broadcasts;
- 1 is dedicated to concerts or events with a stage in the centre of the floor;
- 1 lights the hall for cleaning and setting up activities.
The lighting scenarios can be synchronised with music to create an exciting and entertaining ambiance during matches, concerts and other events. More lighting programmes can be easily set-up in the future to meet the changing needs of the activities taking place in the pavilion.
A promising future
The new sports lighting system was inaugurated during an international friendly match between the Spanish and the Brazilian futsal teams with a light and sound show to the delight of the crowd. Since then, many national and international matches have taken place and the managers have received many compliments from the various sporting teams and television stations. They particularly appreciate the improvement in the quality of light in the pavilion.
Thanks to the long life span of the LEDs and the robust design of the floodlights, the sports lighting solution will provide a quality light for many years to come.