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Türk Telekom Arena, Turkey

  • Türk Telekom Arena, Turkey
  • 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

    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

    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.

Thorn chosen for stadium in Turkey

Seating 52,650 people, the Türk Telekom Arena in Istanbul is one of the finest multi-purpose stadiums in Turkey. It is the new home ground for soccer club Galatasaray S.K., replacing the old Ali Sami Yen Stadium. The games, which cover a range of competition levels, are televised in HD and also need to fully satisfy UEFA criteria for hosting the European Football Championship in 2016.

The solution lay therefore in providing high quality white light as well as achieving strict lighting control. The choice fell on the Mundial R floodlight with 2kW metal halide lamp. Nearly 350 projectors provide ideal colour TV coverage (1400 lux for the camera at pitch level); they also provide excellent spectator – and player viewing. Four switching levels operate: international (100%), national (50%), training (25%) and maintenance via 12 separate Mundial C units.

Main contractor for the scheme was VARYAP, with local partner Kitoko Aydinlatma & Muhendislik representing Thorn. The project took 18 months to complete with the opening, on 15th January 2011, marked by a friendly match against Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam.

Sebastien Carrie, Lighting Designer, Thorn International Sales
Loic Poly, Regional Sales Manager, Thorn International Sales