Lighting the Way: Stoke City FC Chooses Midstream Lighting for Stadium Illumination

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SAPCA member, Midstream Lighting, has been tasked with completing a state-of-the-art floodlighting upgrade at Stoke City FC’s home ground in Stoke-on-Trent.

As the 2023-24 season kicks off in August, both players and visitors at Stoke City’s Bet365 stadium will be greeted by a brand-new LED floodlighting system designed and manufactured by Midstream. With installation already in progress, the floodlights will be fully operational, illuminating the pitch when the Potters return after the summer break.

Midstream Lighting will install a total of 104 Modus S1500 and 66 Modus R1500 luminaires.

The highly energy-efficient floodlights will not only enhance visibility across the entire stadium but also substantially reduce power consumption.

“We are tremendously honoured to have been entrusted with the responsibility of delivering Stoke City’s new lighting system,” says James Brunt, Director of Sports at Midstream Lighting. “The installation we are undertaking will provide significant improvements while markedly reducing energy usage at the bet365 Stadium.”

The existing floodlights at Stoke City have served the club since 2014. However, thanks to the latest LED technology, Midstream Lighting’s cutting-edge design provides a quantum leap in performance, delivering a full Premier League specification of 1650 Lux, while simultaneously slashing power usage from 528 kW to a mere 255 kW.

This translates into a 51% reduction in energy consumption.

“The Club is constantly overseeing a rolling programme of infrastructure projects to keep our stadium ahead of the game in terms of the facilities we offer,” says Stoke City Managing Director, Richard Smith.

“Updating the floodlighting system this summer forms the latest progression in that cycle. The options it gives us, and the power efficiencies it provides, point to it being a wise and necessary investment.

“Tackling such significant projects during such a short close season window can be immensely challenging. Midstream Lighting, together with the team of Stoke City staff we have working with them on the project, have my sincere thanks for their skill and dedication to bringing it to a timely conclusion in time for the new season.”