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Białystok City Stadium, Poland

  • Białystok City Stadium, Poland
  • Białystok City Stadium, Poland
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Precise optical control of the metal halide lamp within the Mundial floodlight offers just the right light onto the playing area with a gentle run off onto the first rows of spectators

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Correct and timely maintenance of the floodlights ensures not only efficient operation, but UEFA certification.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Tight control of obtrusive light ensures the surrounding buildings and environment are not affected by the stadium’s activities.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Białystok City Stadium in Poland was first opened in 1971 and is used by the top division Jagiellonia football club. It has recently undergone a major redevelopment including an increase in the seating capacity from 7,500 to 22,409 and the provision of new lighting.

With the previous lighting installation not exceeding 1000 lux, the first objective was to improve the lighting to enable high definition sports TV broadcasting. The second objective was to increase the illuminance level to comply with UEFA and Polish Football Association requirements, in order to be granted a playing license.

Thorn was awarded the contract to refurbish the pitch and stand lighting using its Mundial floodlight and Titus Industry luminaire. Mundial 2000W HQI-TS provides the pitch lighting and is a high power and performance floodlight specifically designed for sports applications. It was chosen on the basis of its ability to achieve the required light levels of 3000 lux with just 240 floodlights. Using two optics (S/S and R/S), a circular reflector with symmetric distribution is used for the long-throw application while a baffle is used to achieve symmetrical light distribution with low glare and minimal spill and upward light.

For the stand lighting, Titus Industry T16 (T5) 4x80W and 2x80W offers a robust solution while providing a comfortable environment for spectators with mounting brackets which allow stepless tilting up to 50°.

Results and benefits

The installation was executed while the stadium was operational and partially during the football season. It was therefore phased to minimise disruption. Marek Rychlik, Head of the Lighting Design Department at Thorn says: “Lighting of the pitch complies to the highest standards as usual for Thorn while the lighting of the stand is extremely comfortable for people watching the game.”