Case Study: SSE (Wembley) Arena
Wembley Arena is an indoor arena adjacent to Wembley Stadium in Wembley, London.
Used for music, comedy, family entertainment and sport, the 12,500-seat facility now has State-of-the-Art lighting to showcase all of it’s events.
The Iconic SSE Wembley Arena is renowned for it state-of-the-art facilities and they were keen to upgrade the lighting to the same high standard. They also sought lower costs, reduce energy usage (and subsequently emissions) and open-up the arena to potential new streams of revenue.
The existing lamps were placed with 60 new LED Philips Optivision floodlight providing up to 1500 lux, necessary for certain sports requiring this illuminance. In normal operation, the lights produce between 300 to 500 lux and run at considerably less energy than the previous system.
Through consultation, it was determined that the new lighting could be retrofitted to the existing system – creating significant savings over originally requested linear suspended system.
Powercor worked with Signify and provided the structural calculations to ensure the system was secure, and that every single bolt was torqued and marked to the highest degree of accuracy.
Required and Achieved:
Greater lux levels throughout the arena
Varied light levels for different applications
Uniformity of light
Instantaneous lighting when required
Energy and cash savings
“We’re very happy with the install of the new lighting rig at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Not only are we saving on energy costs, but we can now also light the auditorium to a standard expected from major sporting events.”
Technical & Building Services Director at The SSE Arena, Wembley