Philips lights Brazil’s World Cup stadiums

Stadiums that will be used as venues for this summer’s football World Cup in Brazil have had a lighting upgrade ahead of the games.

Nine of the 12 World Cup stadiums will have lighting from Philips installed. Of these, five will be using Philips' ArenaVision metal halide pitch lighting, which is optimised for HDTV, 3D and super-slow motion filming.

At various venues, Philips will also light areas around the stadiums, such as façades, conference areas, shops, hospitality suites, changing rooms and the players’ tunnel.

Pitch lighting will be provided at Fonte Nova (Salvador), Castelão (Fortaleza), Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba), Arena da Baixada (Curitiba) and Arena das Dunas (Natal) and façade lighting at Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro), South America’s largest stadium, and Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba), Beira Rio (Porto-Alegre), Fonte Nova (Salvador) and Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).

Philips also provided much of the lighting for the 2012 Olympics in London, where technology designed to work with HDTV and super-slow motion filming was pioneered.

Metal halide floodlighting from GE will be installed at the Maracanã stadium in time for the Rio Olympics in 2016.