Signify lights up the World Cup

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(Russia) – Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, illuminates ten of the twelve stadiums at this year’s World Cup in Russia.

Signify has lit ten of the twelve stadiums that will be used as venues for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The stadiums include Luzhniki (Moscow), Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg), Fisht (Sochi) and Ekaterinburg Arena (Yekaterinburg), as well as stadiums in Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd and Samara.

Signify’s LED pitch lighting is used at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The state-of the-art LED lighting provides both players and fans with the best quality of light and is ideal for 4K TV transmissions and UHDTV super slow-motion action replays for the billions of television viewers wanting to capture all the drama on the pitch.

Signify’s lighting was used to light stadium façades, adding to the atmosphere and spectacle for fans attending the matches. One unique installation is at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, where a 39,000sqm LED media roof was installed, making it one of the largest and most novel media façades in Russia. This façade will build excitement for fans across the city by creating unique light shows, before, during and after games.

“We have more than 80 years of experience in lighting sports events and are recognised as the world leader in sports illumination,” said Sergey Karpov, Head of Sport Lighting of Signify in Russia. “Through these installations, fans and television viewers around the world will enjoy their favourite game while soccer players on the field will get the optimum visibility.”