GE Lighting has consolidated its leading position in stadium lighting in China with the partnership for latest big sports event,  which encompass all 28 sports on the Olympic program, will be held from August 16 to 28. The success, banking on high-quality lighting and energy efficient solutions catering for local market, honed GE Lighting’s image as a frontrunner in serving the country’s big-namelighting projects.

“As a worldwide Global Olympics sponsor and a leading stadium lighting solution provider,GE Lighting is delighted to play our role in delivering a low impact, energy efficient and high quality sports eventwith our cutting-edge illumination system,” said Henry Eng, GE Lighting Asia President & CEO. “With our innovation solutions and products, we work closely with the organizer to ensure meeting the varying requirements for HDTV broadcasting standard, improve the viewership experience as well as helps the athletes better present their skills and sportsmanship to global audience.”

GE Lighting lights up Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. (All photo courtesy belong to GE Lighting)

Sports venue sets strict requirements for lighting, not only because of severe race and athletes’ high instantaneous speed, but also consideration of the audience visual effects, video broadcast equipment performance and more stringent glare control system, which make lighting design and product itself almost demanding.For Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, GE Lighting will illuminate thefield of play at 9 of the 10 games arenaswith energy saving fixtures, providing 460 sets of different lighting systems. With GE Lighting's vast portfolio, the company supplied a range of specialist sports floodlights including EF2K‐1000 plus, GE EF 2000 Plus flood lights, E-PACT, POWER-SPOT, STARFLUX, Armobay, which are capable of controlling glare problem with higher colour rendition for HDTV broadcasting need, and the aluminium body made by high pressure and advanced surface painting crafts can resist corrosion with long maintenance.As a powerful sports lighting product,GE EF 2000 Plus flood lights has 9 different light distribution options and GE Lighting choose the optimum according to various conditions and competition requirements, which optimize uniformity, glare control and lighting effect. GE Lighting achieves an excellentexperience for athletes and energy-saving effect through uniform brightness and zero-glare lighting in limited areawith higher colour rendition for HDTV broadcasting need, coupled with reasonable lighting distribution options.

LED fixtures installed at the Olympic stadiums in China.

GE Lighting has been relishing its successes in China stadium sector as it scored a series of large-scale projects including 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, U.S.A Pavilion and Canada Pavilion in 2010 Shanghai EXPO, Guangzhou Asian Games, Tianjin Olympic Water Centre.

In 2012, GE Lighting also contributed to a sustainability and Legacy for 2012 London Olympic Games to deliver a series of energy efficient lighting projects. To mark the Games, GE has  also transformed London’s iconic Tower Bridge with a new state of-the-art lighting system– designed to enhance its architectural features and replace static lights with bulbs that can vary in intensity and colour, while at the same time cutting energy consumption considerably.

Two young competitors bask under GE fixtures during a match.

As a Worldwide Olympic Partner,GE’s Olympic Games partnership was launched in January 2005 and an extension to the partnership was announced in July 2011 to take it until 2020, including the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Games of the 2016 Olympiad in Rio, the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. GE actively brings the latest products and the best technologies to the Games, which are integral to staging a successful globalevent. GE works closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic venues including lighting, power, water treatment and transportation. 

GE lights light up what looks like a volleyball game site at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.