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Sports applications are broad and varied, whether professional or recreational, our solutions prioritise performance, safety, and the overall sporting experience. In professional sports, precise lighting levels and uniformity are crucial for player visibility and video broadcasting. For recreational sports, it enhances safety whilst enabling players to react effectively. High-quality lighting sets the stage for events and contributes to the enjoyment of both athletes and spectators, creating a vibrant and memorable sporting atmosphere.

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Your support team

Formed over 10 years ago, our interdisciplinary team the 'Atelier of Light' are here to support complex project management.

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SAPCA Membership

Thorn are pleased to be a member of SAPCA, the recognised trade association for the sports and play construction industry in the UK.

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'Back of the net' - The Mapei Stadium

The Mapei Stadium - has been equipped with a new state-of-the-art lighting system, thanks to Thorn Lighting.

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Our Technical Guides

From requiring precise lighting levels to enhancing safety, we understand that no sports lighting project is the same. Each comes with its own purpose, objectives and considerations. We don't believe that there is a 'one fits all' approach when it comes to sports lighting and that's why we've created a technical guide for each specific sub application. From football through to equestrian, we discuss the key considerations, the standards and regulations you need to be aware of, and the best practice you can implement to achieve your desired outcomes.

FOOTBALL

We discuss the most appropriate lighting solution for a football facility whilst considering energy efficiency, cost, optics, installation and standards.

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MUGA

Multi-use games areas are truely multi-functional. Used for a variety of sports how can luminaires and technologies cater for the wide range of uses? Let us explain!

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TENNIS

From tennis to the every growing padel, this guide discusses how to consider cost, optics and energy efficiency whilst achieving appropriate lighting.

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SWIMMING

Equipment within an indoor swimming pool space must be suitable for both high humidity, high ambient temperatures as well as resistant to aggressive chemical influences.

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WINTER SPORTS

With 16 sports on the Winter Olympics list, selecting the right lighting solution is not always straightforward. This guide discusses the key design considerations.

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EQUESTRIAN

Lighting within this sub application must consider the welfare of the horse and rider in terms of comfort and well-being. Here we suggest the best lighting to achieve just that.

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Our Solutions

ALTIS

THE MOST POWERFUL LIGHT CONTROLLED

Our powerful, flexible, and easy to install, LED floodlight with up to 256,000 lumens. For a wide-range of sports and high column area lighting applications, Altis offers numerous CCT/CRI/TLCI (3000 K, 4000 K and 5700 K, CRI from 70 to 90+ and TLCI up to 90+).  In addition to flicker-free operation for HDTV broadcasting, it also provides mixed optics. Thanks to its tiltable LED modules, it enables installation design optimisation, with a minimum number of floodlights.

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CHAMPION

THE FLOODLIGHT REPLACEMENT OF CHOICE

True to its name, the Champion floodlight provides excellent spill light control and project flexibility.
Featuring three different light distribution positions, it is an ideal choice for wide-ranging refurbishments of conventional installations – in sports and other areas.

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AREAFLOOD PRO

DEVELOPED WITH DARK SKY PRINCIPLES IN MIND

Areaflood Pro is a family of functional floodlights, offering five sizes ranging from 4000 to 100,000 lumens, each with multiple light distributions to suit a wide range of applications. Developed with Dark Sky sensitive principles in mind, all optics provide exceptional performance whilst minimising spill light. To ensure maximum comfort of users Areaflood Pro offers 0 % ULOR when mounted at 0 degrees,safeguarding the night-time environment and reducing light pollution.

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URBASENS PLAY

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING FOR RECREATIONAL SPORTS

Currently, 30 % of light output over Europe is lost to light pollution.This equates to € 3.3 billion in wasted energy costs and 21 million tonnes of C02 per year. Introducing UrbaSens Play – a control system, specifically designed for recreational sports such as tennis, football, athletics, skateboarding as well as indoor and outdoor MUGA pitches. Via Bluetooth technology simple lighting schedules can be implemented aligned with when a space needs to be illuminated. Light what needs to be lit, only when needed.

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