Lighting giant Philips announced last week that it has installed a new LED energy efficient system at FC Bayern Munich’s stadium, making the well-known Allianz Arena Europe’s largest and Germany’s first stadium to feature dynamic colourful light displays on the entire façade.
“The fans will experience the new lighting facilities live in the coming 2015/2016 season. In addition, in conjunction with Philips we will also be highlighting certain aspects of the action on the pitch inside the Allianz Arena too. The all-round lighting effects in the façade roof above the stands are a new feature and a taste of what’s in store. This lighting will accompany the action on the pitch in a dynamic way, for example by creating a Mexican wave or goal celebration effects in red and white,’’ said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of FC Bayern Munich.
“The new lighting will serve to intensify the emotional experience in the Allianz Arena before, during and after the match. Fans and television viewers will experience unique lighting effects. The system is fully digital, featuring intelligent controls, and it has been tailored specifically to the unique architecture of the Allianz Arena. We have drawn on Philips’ knowhow from three continents to develop this unique system,” said Philips Lighting Managing Director Roger Karner.
The entire tailor-made innovative Philips system – comprised of over 300,000 LED lights – can be controlled digitally and is capable of reproducing 16 million colours.
The lighting concepts – developed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron – point out the one-of-a-kind nature of this luminous installation that will boost the urban landscape.
“The movement and colour changes are extremely delicate and subtle, and are only really noticeable if you stop and look a little longer. This kind of choreography is made possible by the large number of LEDs and the extensive control facilities: the colour and intensity of the light can be adjusted continuously, and the image refresh rates of up to 40 images per second guarantee smooth and flowing motion sequences,” the company said in a news release.