PSV’s Philips stadium in Eindhoven was the place to be on Monday after Royal Philips, the football club’s main sponsor, treated the audience with an amazing light show to mark the inauguration of the LED pitch lighting.
PSV became the first Eredivisie club in the Netherlands to kick off under ground-breaking LED lighting after installing Philips ArenaVision LED.
The Philips ArenaVision LED is the world’s first LED pitch lighting to meet the stringent requirements of international television broadcasters and sports federations. The new pitch lighting meets the new standards for super slow motion in HD and 3D.
Aside from being very easy to operate, the efficient LED lighting system will result in 30% energy savings.
“At PSV we attach great importance to innovation. We are delighted to be staging another first with Philips through this innovative LED pitch lighting at Philips Stadion. This system enables us to make a visit to the stadium even more exciting and enjoyable for our fans. We have fully integrated the endless possibilities of LED lighting into our match entertainment, with the result that light, sound and video come together to create the perfect experience. This wonderful innovation is just another example of how PSV and Philips aim to lead the way forward,” said Toon Gerbrands, General Manager of PSV.
“As the global leader in lighting, we are extremely proud to have taken this major step forward in delivering an unparalleled and dynamic football match experience, both for those fans at the stadium and those watching from home. Football has certainly been promoted to the next division,” said Frank van der Vloed, General Manager Philips Lighting Benelux.