Case Studie ASVEL Lyon

Creating clear-cut impressive lighting for Astroballe, Villeurbanne indoor sports arena.

Hosting over 30 games every year, Astroballe Villeurbanne is one of the largest basketball arenas in Lyon, France. The professionals of ASVEL basketball team have played in front of thousands in Villeurbanne since 1995. With over 5,600 seats within the arena, the arena currently stands at 6th place in the national hierarchy.

Asvel Basket, or more commonly known as Asvel is a French professional basketball team located in the city of Villeurbanne, in the suburbs of Lyon.

HD broadcasting

To create suitable lighting for HD cameras, the light required an upgrade that did not only create perfect lighting but also allowed the arena to add show elements as well. AAA-LUX is a manufacturer of LED floodlights whose products were used in the indoor sports arena. Pitch-perfect lighting was developed for its fans and spectators to watch from any tv screen. HD TV ready, the stadium uses 36 x AAA-LUX WS-STAD stadium LED luminaires. Resulting in 2.000 + lux vertical lighting with uniformity of over 0.8 from the main camera. The maximum horizontal lighting level is 4.000 lux.

Perfect visibility when needed

This means that with this lighting solution, the lighting projected on to the athletes shows up as clear and precise to all the viewers sitting in the arena or even at home. The benefit of this lighting enabled meant that the sports arena could support every possible event within the relevant sport and be HD TV lighting standard certified.

LED lights have the benefit over conventional HID luminaires that the intensity can be controlled easily, this is fully adopted and practised at this Arena.

The levels can be dimmed to save energy during training or provide full brightness during HD recordings. The system is setup for show elements, giving the audience a thrilling game and show experience combined into one system.

Showlighting controls

AAA-LUX chose a Pharos LPC control system for its reliability and to help combine the stadium lighting with show lighting all within one system. The LPC provides an easy platform to program and recall different looks or apply manual overrides when required. With the Pharos control system, Astroballe has an all-in-one control solution for their lighting installation, that can be fully integrated as required.

Another benefit of the Pharos system is that it can cope with DALI fixtures, as used in this venue, as well as DMX fixtures which are available in the AAA-LUX fixture range as well.