ZENIT W600‐D at ISTAF INDOOR Düsseldorf 2022
Photo © ISTAF In February 2022, the international track and field elite met at the ISTAF INDOOR Meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany. In front of 2,650 spectators in Düsseldorf's PSD BANK DOME and live on TV, Olympic long jump champion Malaika Mihambo and Ivorian sprint star Artur Cissé, among others, battled for victory in various disciplines. The technical service provider btl next GmbH was responsible for the TV‐ compatible lighting of the sports field, as well as the show staging for the run‐ in and award ceremonies. For these purposes, a total of 80 Cameo ZENIT W600‐D Outdoor Wash Lights – in the Daylight version – were used.
“We needed a powerful white light with a TV‐like response time that would allow us to switch the sports field lighting on and oﬀ in quick succession,” explains Julian Siewertsen, who is responsible for the entire lighting division at btl. “This was not possible due to the ignition behaviour of the discharge lamps installed as standard in the stadium, which is why we opted for an LED‐based solution with the ZENIT W600‐D wash lights.”
Since the end of 2021, 40 ZENIT W600‐D lights have been in the portfolio of the Düsseldorf‐based full service provider, and 40 additional units were purchased together with a cooperation partner for this event. “The ZENIT W600‐D closes the gap in the conversion from powerful HQI floodlights to LED luminaires inthe white light range.”
After working out what levels of brightness would be required for the sports field, btl specified the number of white light floodlights needed and installed the 80 ZENIT W600‐D lights on the flown trusses above the spectator stands in the PSD BANK DOME. The result impressed both the organizers and btl: “The ZENIT W600‐D completely fulfils the purpose of pure white light illumination. And we also have to give a particular mention to its impressively high output power!” In the future, btl sees the ZENIT W600‐D primarily at home in the trade fair business. “In addition to further sporting events, it will be able to show its strengths in particular for the illumination of large stands and objects, for example machines and vehicles. However, due to its IP65 classification, it is of course also suitable for any outdoor requirement.”