Sports Lighting

Whether Sports Stadium Broadcast lighting for AFL, Athletics, cricket, netball, Soccer, Rugby etc. or amateur to professional level applications, our team Specialises in providing effective design solutions.

Optus stadium

New Perth Optus Stadium and Sports Precinct completed in 2018 set to have the third biggest capacity in Australia with space for 60,000 seats, making it the second largest AFL home stadium. The new stadium will be the centerpiece of an emerging east side precinct at the gateway to Perth and is within walking distance of a range of potential transport options including footbridges, ferries, and trains.

Lighting Specialists Australia (LSAU) were awarded a contract from WA State government to provide advice and technical support in relation to the engineering services for the stadium and the associated precinct. The contract was from the start of the project, at the briefing stage, through to the tender evaluation and award date. LSAU was also involved in the construction and handover stages. Our contribution resulted in a very clear vision of how the project will perform. We were also able to propose and implement a tailor-made sustainability scheme for the stadium and precinct. 

Perth Optus Stadium, has already been the recipient of numerous awards, including:

  • 2018 International Stadium project of the year at World Stadium Design Congress.
    Judged remarks: “Fan-first design has also been adopted as the operating mantra of this wonderful new asset for Australia and the people of Perth. Opening on-budget and ahead of schedule is worthy in itself but it is the focus on the guest experience – from the range of bars, diversity of menu, use of local suppliers, 100% LED lighting System, parenting rooms, public art, clear signage, more female and accessible toilets. through to the upholders and so much more – that sets this new venue apart”.
  • 2019 World Stadium of the year
  • 2019 The ‘most beautiful stadium in the world’ in prestigious Prix Versailles International Architecture. Awards Judged remarks “innovation, creativity, reflection of local, natural and cultural heritage, and energy efficiency.”
  • The Lighting Society – Lighting Design award: Supreme Brilliance Award – Sports Lighting
  • The Lighting Society- Lighting Design: Award of Excellence – Sports Lighting

  Western Australia State Government.
Lighting Consultant: LSAU (Lighting Specialists Australia)
Builder:  Multiplex
Architects:  Cox, Hassell, HKS
Lighting Manufacturer: Philips Lighting
Lighting installation: Nilsen

KL Sport city, Malaysia

Lighting Specialists Australia (LSAU) appointed as main Sports Broadcast Lighting Consultant associated with Malaysia National Stadiums venues rejuvenated as world class sporting complex Designed to IAAF (Track and Field) and FIFA V (Soccer) international Broadcast Lighting standards ready for the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games in 2017.

Our work included Strategic review of existing sports lighting for the refurbishment of five stadia site surveys and associated lighting designs to implement sports lighting for international broadcasting.

Client:  MRCB (Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad)
Lighting Consultant: LSAU (Lighting Specialists Australia)
Architects: Papulous
Lighting Manufacturer: Musco Lighting

Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia

The largest stadium in South East Asia, Bukit Jalil can seat 87,000 people and has previously held major events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the 2007 Asian Cup (soccer) and exhibition matches with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.

National Aquatic Centre, Malaysia

Comprising Olympic standard swimming pool, warm-up areas and diving pool, the Aquatics Centre has a distinct shaded fabric roof, open to natural ventilation with views to the landscape beyond.

Axiata Arena, national Indoor stadium Malaysia)

Recently renamed Axiata Arena, the well-known Putra Indoor Stadium has 11,000 permanent and 2,232 retractable seats, making it a flexible space for indoor sports and events. Among many others, the venues have hosted boxing, badminton, basketball table tennis and judo with major events such as WWE, Disney Ice, the 2009 ASEAN Para Games and concerts from Taylor Swift to Michael Bublé and Alicia Keys.

National Hockey Stadium’s, Malaysia

Home of the Malaysian national men’s and women’s field hockey teams, the stadium seats up to 12,000 people and has hosted matches in the 2002 Men’s Hockey World Cup, 1999 Hockey Asia Cup, 2003 Hockey Asia Cup, 1982 Hockey Junior World Cup, 2000 Hockey Junior Asia Cup and 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Dwellingup skatepark and pump track lighting

Skate Park lights and lighting systems differ in many ways from the typical, flat athletic field systems and there’s no specific Australian lighting standard for Skateparks. An appropriately scaled skate park lighting system generally increases the aesthetics to the general public as a public place. Ramps, stairs, ledges, bowls and other features within a skate park create shadows. These shadows, if left unaddressed, may become a safety concern. A detailed photometric study was performed to ensure these areas are all areas safely lit. 

The topic of lights can be a catalyst for public debate, particularly at skateparks proposed or built near residences. It was decided that 100lux should be ample illumination. A lighting control system to configure lights to warn park patrons that they will turn off so that they can stop skating was used. Having the lights turn off abruptly and without warning can put park users at risk. 

Effective, glare free lighting with no spill light onto neighbouring properties was provided throughout skatepark and pump track areas. This includes skating elements, ramps, stairs, ramps, pathways, etc as well as areas that may pose a safety risk, such as pedestrian and vehicle conflict areas.

Client: Shire of Murray 
Lighting and Electrical Consultants: Lighting Specialists Australia (LSAU)
Contractor: Light Base
Luminaire Manufacturer: Musco Lighting 

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