On the occasion of the Padova Challenge Open, women’s international tennis, the collaboration between Arianna spa and Canottieri Padova brought a technological innovation in the world of sports lighting.
Thanks to Arianna’s modular and configurable technology we have achieved an important result. Lighting for tennis courts without shaded areas and able to comply with the regulations concerning the type of competition. Lighting that guarantees an optimal view for players, and for the audience.
The study carried out by Arianna technicians supported by the Canottieri team allowed the players to perceive the right depth of the court. A more direct and less dispersive light, which illuminates only where it is needed without waste, for a perception of light that is as natural as possible on the court.
Arianna floodlights are the most suitable allies for sports, thanks to total reflection optics that allow direct lighting without dazzling.
Petrarca optics are designed to guarantee maximum performance and reliability: silver-coated aluminium reflectors with maximum reflectivity (97%). By applying the total reflection patent to the reflectors, the spotlight can guarantee very high efficiency (module efficiency up to 170 lm/W) without glare.
Every sport has its own standard lighting requirements (NEN-EN), which change according to the type of game, the speed at which it is played, and how far the spectators are. Required lux values on the playing field or court vary from 75 to 500, depending on the class (I-II-III).
For the Canottieri tennis courts, where the Women’s International Tennis courts were held, 500 lux were required on the entire court and a high uniformity.
To meet the requirements we have installed 2 Petrarca floodlights for each pole. The first with 2 modules at 39,000 lm and the second with 3 modules at 72,500 lm. Uniformity thus obtained exceeds 75%.
Petrarcas installed were designed to replace 1000 W sodium floodlights, thus guaranteeing 60% energy savings to the structure.
Technical data sheet
Petrarca sport. Modular floodlight adaptable to different lighting needs. The total reflection, applied to the optics of Petrarca, ensures uniformity and zero glare.
For large or small structures: hugely energy savings, super visual comfort and low maintenance.
From 1 to 6 modules, from 12.000 to 150.000 lumen. The system uses the exact amount of energy needed: for training, competitions or even partial use of pitch or court. The thermal study reduces the heat emissions and guarantees a long lasting system with low maintenance.