Arsenal Football Club has unveiled a new LED floodlighting system at the club’s first evening game of the season against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in north London.
Arsenal follows Premier League rivals Chelsea, who went LED last season. After nine years at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal has ditched its 2kW metal halides for a system that will increase light levels by a third and reduce energy by 30 per cent. It also works with HD television and eliminates filcher in slow-motion replays.
The project will be seen as a major coup for American manufacturer Musco who make Arsenal their first Premier League signing.
Arsenal’s stadium and facilities director, John Beattie, told Lux: ‘It’s important for both players and fans alike that we have top-quality lighting for the club’s evening fixtures and these new floodlights provide just that.'
Emirates Stadium joins an extensive list of leading facilities that have benefitted from Musco has also supplied floodlights to London’s Twickenham Stadium, the world’s largest regby venue as well as the Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.