LEDs light inside and outside of Asian Games venue

Nov. 17, 2010
LEDs take center stage literally at the Asian Games as Seoul Semiconductor products provide stage lighting and Osram provides external venue architectural lighting.

Seoul Semiconductor Z-Power LEDs lit the stage at the 2010 Asian Games opening ceremony in Guangzhou, China. Osram LEDs provide decorative and architectural lighting on the outside of the new Haixinsha Square venue that hosted the opening ceremonies and will host other events including the games’ closing ceremonies.

Seoul Semiconductor lights Asian Games stage

Golden Sea Professional Equipment, a Seoul Semiconductor partner, provided the Z-Power-based LED solid-state-lighting (SSL) system that illuminated on-stage performances at the Asian Games opening ceremony. Brian Wilcox, VP of North American Sales for Seoul Semiconductor, said, “Featuring rich color, the Z-power Series provides exceptionally consistent lighting for a more pleasant viewing experience, and improves visual detail.”

Golden Sea chose the Z-Power series based on the light quality afforded by the LEDs that generate white uniform light that achieves an 80 rating on the color rendering index (CRI) scale. Golden Sea also noted that the LEDs create outstanding evening visibility for a comfortable and safe environment.

Energy efficiency and long life are recognized advantages of SSL in general illumination applications, and those same advantages played a role in the SSL deployment at the Asian Games. The Z-Power series delivers 100 lm/W at 350 MA drive current, and the LED stage lights can last 100,000 hours – as much as 130 times longer than conventional lighting, according to Seoul Semiconductor. The LED lights also contain no toxic substances and fit this year’s Asian Games theme of “high-tech, energy saving, going green.”

“As a leading supplier of high-quality lighting in mainland China, we strive to bring the most advanced, most value-added lighting solutions to our customers,” said Zhang Wei Kai, president of Golden Sea. “The Asian Games is one of the largest events in China this year, and I am sure our partnership with Seoul Semiconductor was instrumental in enabling us to secure this monumental win. Their LED lighting products are best-in-class, featuring excellent technology, energy efficiency, and are completely safe for the environment. It is always a pleasure working with them, and we looking forward to tightening our relationship in the future.”

Lighting Haixinsha Square venue

While Golden Sea LEDs light the stage inside the venue, Osram Oslon SSL LEDs provide the multi-colored architectural lighting on the outside of the new Haixinsha Square stadium. The project includes around 200,000 LEDs integrated in 3200 floodlights.

Osram LEDs provide architectural lighting

The architectural lighting utilizes a mixture of Oslon SSL amber/green/blue LEDs in some flood lights along with warm white LEDs in others. The lights yield different combinations of colors to highlight the structure of the outside of the stadium.

Guangzhou Joinmax Display Technology Limited installed the lighting system. General Manager Jiansheng Chen said, “We have experimented with a few designs and have finally opted for bidirectional asymmetric lens design and DMX online system which can make the whole lighting system more easy to use and to create dynamic lighting effects.”

“We are very excited that our Oslon SSL LEDs are part of the Asian Games opening ceremony,” said Kai-chong Cheng, Marketing Director of Osram Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd. “Millions of visitors at the venue and viewers through television broadcasts will see how well these amber, blue, green and warm white LEDs deliver a colorful profile of the stadium.”

The Asian Games began on November 12 – the day of the opening ceremony. The games will run through November 27th with more than 11,000 athletes from 45 nations competing.