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Philips to light up Winter Olympics

Philips Lighting will be responsible for illuminating four venues for the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Philips ArenaVision floodlighting will be installed in four South Korean stadiums to be used for ski, snowboard, hockey, skating and short track events.

The stadiums that will deploy the lighting are the Phoenix Snow Stadium, the Gangneung and Gwandong Hockey Centres and the Gangneung Ice Arena.

Philips ArenaVision floodlighting has already been installed at numerous major stadia in South Korea and around the world.

It is designed to enable athletes to perform at their best and fans to enjoy the sport to the fullest. Delivering light with a colour temperature which is close to daylight (5600k), it enhances the concentration of both athletes and audiences. Its high colour rendering index of 90 shows the real colour of an object, enhancing the visual performance, which is particularly relevant in sports such as figure skating.

The embedded reflector skirt minimises glare, providing clear visibility on the field, and removing distractions which could hinder players’ performance.

The lighting is durable and robust even in harsh conditions with a waterproof and dust proof rating of IP65.

Philips ArenaVision floodlighting also allows broadcasters to deliver better quality to those viewing at home. It meets stringent 3D and Ultra High Definition broadcast standards to capture every detail and emotion, and its flicker-free technology allows replays to be shown in slow motion, showing every detail without any flickering.

This clarity amplifies the beauty of ice events in which the outcome can be decided by a millisecond, and increases the viewers’ appreciation of the athletes’ skills, Philips said.