Robotic Measurement System Preps Tokyo Stadium for Rugby World Cup

Source: Signify

April 22, 2019      

TOKYO, Japan — Lighting provider Signify recently installed its connected lighting system Interact Sports at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi, Japan. While stadiums regularly see updates to their lighting systems, this installation is unique in the fact that it used a robotic measurement system while installing the connected lighting system.

It’s the first outdoor stadium in Japan to install connected LED pitch lighting in combination with high-performance Philips ArenaVision LEDs.

The robotic measurement system used for the lighting installation

Image: Signify

Saving install time

The robotic measurement system is part of Signify’s innovative commissioning method. It helps to reduce installation time and significantly improves accuracy compared to traditional measurement methods. Aiming of floodlights, horizontal illuminance, color temperature, and rendering are just a few of the components put to the test.

Already in operation in numerous stadiums around the world, Signify’s LED lighting system brings an immersive bowl lighting experience by seamlessly integrating color changing floodlights alongside entertainment lighting moving color spots, the company said. The new lighting meets broadcast standards for flicker-free Ultra-HD 4K television and super slow-motion action replays, people at home can clearly see every detail and emotion on the pitch.

Toyota Stadium upgraded its pitch floodlights with 554 energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures across its 45,000-seat stadium. It uses Interact Sports Lighting management software to control and manage Philips ArenaVision LED Field of Play (pitch) lighting. It combines seven different light distribution characteristics which make it possible to design lighting best suited for each player’s action.