Monday, September 22, 2008

Lighting at Singapore Formula One GP

A night race in the tropics. Is that a good idea? Well, the good people at the Italian company Valerio Maioli are in charge of lighting. The lights (made by Philips) minimize glare under all conditions, including puddles of water on the ground and rooster tails from cars. At a brightness of 3000 lux, it is somewhere between an overcast day (1000 lux) and full daylight (10,000 to 25,000 lux).

1,600 lights and almost 70 miles of cables will be used. The lighting will consume 3 megawatts of electricity. The lights will be powered by a dozen generators stored in sound proof containers.


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