Twickenham unveils new LED floodlights

  • New LED floodlights unveiled
  • Low energy and low maintenance system

Twickenham Stadium unveiled its new LED floodlights this weekend at the Barbarians vs Australia match.

The new system by Musco Lighting is the latest improvement as part of the RFU's long-term strategy to ensure the home of England Rugby is a world-leading facility and at the forefront of new technology.

The LED floodlights will see Twickenham become one of the first stadiums in the world to have adopted this low energy and low maintenance solution.

The floodlights can be centrally coordinated along with the in-bowl LED boards, the recently added huge video screens and the public address system which will improve spectator experience and match day atmosphere.

The instant on/off/dimming controls will enable the stadium to feature special effects lighting for games and other major events like concerts. It will also provide an enhanced HD broadcast quality for fans watching the games on TV.

The system significantly reduces energy consumption from the prior metal halide floodlights. Players, spectators and the surrounding area benefit from the floodlight’s advanced optic controls that provide lighting with pinpoint precision, dramatically reducing spill light and glare.

The new floodlights will be shown to their full potential at the QBE International between England and Samoa, Twickenham’s first night-time fixture next month.

Richard Knight, Stadium Director, RFU said: “Continuing our aim of being at the forefront of new technology, the Musco LED floodlights will see Twickenham become one of the first stadiums in the world to have them installed. They are a low energy and low maintenance solution that will improve spectator viewing and significantly enhance the quality of TV pictures.”

Twickenham Stadium is fast becoming a popular venue for non-rugby events and has hosted a number of sell-out music events with artists including the Rolling Stones, U2, Lady Gaga and charity concerts for Help for Heroes and Chime for Change.