Inside Spurs’ stadium: A story of 77,000 lights

The design brief was based on a well-lit, comfortable and safe environment for players, employees and visitors, which also included the project management and execution.

TOTTENHAM Hotspur’s new home in north London features some of the most integrated lighting seen in a sports ground.

There are 77,000 luminaires supplied by the Zumtobel group in the 120,000 square metre, 62,062 seater stadium, the second largest in Premier League.

The areas of illumination include player facilities, seating bowl, circulation concourse and the extensive façade.

The design brief was based on a well-lit, comfortable and safe environment for players, employees and visitors, which also included the project management and execution.

The luminaires from the group’s three brands: acdc, Thorn and Zumtobel. The luminaires include acdc’s Blade fixtures for the ‘halo’ and façade and Fusion in the seating bowl, Thorn’s Stealth custom luminaire in the concourse circulation area, Zumtobel’s Black Ondaria circular luminaires and Vivo spotlights in the Tottenham Experience retail space, Panos infinity downlights and Slotlight tunableWhite and RGBW LED Tape in the changing rooms, physio and relaxation areas, Custom Active Light Wall and Slotlight tunableWhite in the players tunnel and Vivo spotlights in the M Media Cafe, custom made Craft L LED in the seating bowl and other luminaires from the product portfolio are installed throughout the stadium.

The newly opened stadium is not just for football – it has been designed to host National Football League (NFL) games, concerts and other major events, which meant meeting the requirements of a multi-purpose venue.

Alfred Felder, Zumtobel Group CEO, commented ‘We are proud to be partnering with Tottenham Hotspur, one of the world’s top football clubs, to provide lighting solutions for the new, iconic Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Translating the specifications and ideas of the architect and the light designer into tangible products was a major challenge but one we were able to meet thanks to our design expertise and product portfolio’.

 

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