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Palais des Sports Robert-Oubron, Créteil, France

  • Palais des Sports Robert-Oubron, Créteil, France
  • Palais des Sports Robert-Oubron, Créteil, France
  • Palais des Sports Robert-Oubron, Créteil, France
  • Palais des Sports Robert-Oubron, Créteil, France
  • Palais des Sports Robert-Oubron, Créteil, France
  • 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

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Precise optical control and LED modules within a body designed to dissipate the heat leads to industry leading efficacy of over 106 Llm/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

    The instant switch on and dimming of Areaflood LED allows simple scene setting for the players to five competitive levels.

  • 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 between the playing and spectator areas to ensure it is only used where required

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • 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.

Areaflood LED slashes energy consumption while improving light levels and comfort at sports arena.

Lighting objectives

The main objective was to raise illuminance levels to the requirements of the French Handball Federation, including Eh = 1 500 lux for televised events. Other objectives were to reduce energy consumption and to have the flexibility to change the lighting levels for players' presentations.

Lighting solution

Asymmetric lighting was required due to the need to use the existing structure of four mounting rails, two of which are above the pitch. The solution therefore comprises 90 Thorn Areaflood LED floodlights as well as 36 metal halide Areaflood floodlights with asymmetric optics to offer the optimum performance vs budget balance.

Results and benefits

The Areaflood LED floodlights provide instant 800 lux lighting. When combined with the metal halide Areaflood floodlights, 1 500 lux is achieved. A total of five illumination levels are provided to accommodate all the arena's uses, including 150 lux, 300 lux, 500 lux, 800 lux and 1 500 lux. Compared to the previous installation, this new solution uses 46,4% less energy. Comfort is also improved with excellent uniformity (0,74) and reduced direct and indirect glare as a result of reduced brightness and the elimination of reflections from the polished surface.

Palais des Sports Robert-Oubron is now fully compliant with the French Handball Federation lighting requirements.