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Osram lights up Swedish Premier League training centre

Osram Lighting Solutions has designed and installed an innovative LED hall lighting system for the Nordichallen, the training base for Swedish Premier League side GIF Sundsvall.

The new LED hall lighting achieves energy savings of around 65% and significantly lower maintenance overheads and operating costs. It also complies with professional light requirements as stipulated by the Swedish Football Association.

GIF Sundsvall uses the hall for daily training, hall competitions and friendly matches.

The Nordichallen in Sundsvall is located at Northern Sweden’s largest sports centre and trade fair site of Gärdehov that in addition to football also functions as a regional centre for ice hockey, floorball, ice skating and curling.

The hall has floor space of approximately 11,000m2 and a ceiling height of 22 metres, and since 2011 also benefits from a mobile, full-size artificial turf pitch.

The pitch complies with requirements for international competitions – therefore enabling not only general football use by local clubs and schools but also fulfilling all preconditions for professional football.

To bring the lighting up to the required standard, Osram installed 411 innovative LED luminaires each with 181 W to replace the previous 500 conventional HID luminaries with 400 W.

The Siteco luminaires used of type LS160 LED provide significantly better quality of light, and thanks to frosted prismatic optics achieve less glare even when directly looking into the luminaires. They also ensure flicker-free light for video recordings – ranging from mobile phones to HDTV with super slow-motion.

With state-of-the-art technology and maximum light output ratios, the new LED luminaires increase nominal lighting levels in the hall from a previous 400 lux to 800 lux.