WE PROUDLY PRESENT: The solution against glare and light scatter: DLC (Direct Light Control) -System by SMART ARENA
Meanwhile all of us know the advantages of LED-technology which are energy efficiency and considerable lifespan of illuminants.
But sometimes those advantages are a bit shadowed by disadvantages which already troubled lighting designers and – even more important – adjoining neighbors: high degree of unwanted light immissions and glare in surrounding areas.
Why does LED so poorly perform concerning glare and light scatter?
Light immissions and glare outside of usable range of lighting are a result of using lenses for directing light. Even notable producers of floodlights are using cheap plastic lenses for light directing.
But – SMART ARENA does not! Our concept to work with LED COB’s (point-light sources) in combination with proven reflector technology allows accurate geometrical cutting out non desired light pollution.
We are quite proud to announce that SMART ARENA will meet all requirements concerning glare and elucidation of space of ÖNORM O 1052 as well as strict German regulations to reduce light immissions. DLC-System meets all targets. Other producers will not even try to offer you a similar promise.
We will keep you informed by about DLC-System in future.
And – that’s for sure: there will not be any changes for the user or the assembly operator. Everything stays as simple a it is. Lighting calculation inclusive calculation of cut out areas will be done by soft-LED. All fixtures will be delivered ready to install – and installation itself will be as usual.
Lenses: High degree of uncontrolled light immissions and scatter
Proven reflector technique: No glare and scatter outside of projected lighting area
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Dear customers and friends,
We wish you happy days of Easter and are looking forward to meet you soon again when this extraordinary situation passed by to develop terrific common lighting projects.
Due to the regulations of the Austrian Government and taking over responsibility for our employees and their families we adopt our working schemes to current situation. We applied for short-time work in our production. Our management and sales team will work from home and will be happy to answer your inquires sent by our contact form, via e-mail: email@example.com or by telephone +43 2622 90409.
We are prepared to deal with this extraordinary situation. SMART ARENAS are on stock. We are able to deliver your orders without any delay. We are looking forward to meet you in virtual discussions on future projects. Lighting calculations also can be executed within short time.
We will keep you informed on interesting topics concerning LED large-scale lighting in the next week on our website and through social media.
Hopefully these difficult times will find an end quite soon and we are able to develop great lighting projects together.
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SMART ARENA: Production is Going Full Speed
There is one expression which will describe soft-LED’s activities in the first 2 months of 2020: busy as a bee.
Busy as a bee soft-LED team started the production of SMART ARENA TERA 2.0 in 2020 and succeeded already in delivering first projects. 2 Austrian soccer grounds and a high-class tennis court already got perfect light.
High performance CoBs and well-engineered reflector-technique score with perfect illumination uniformity – which is a main reason for operators of sports grounds to go for SMART ARENA when thinking about switching form old, electricity guzzling technology to new energy saving LED installations.
Precision and quality are the 2 main pillars for the Austrian producer of high performance floodlights. Take a look and get some impressions of the production site.
Ready for shipment
High performance CoBs and reflectors
Perfect illumination uniformity
High class drivers
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SMART ARENA as Light-Act in Russkaja Music-video
What a nice piece of memory we found these days: 2017 SMART ARENA in action with the Austrian band Russkaja.
5 pieces Stück SMART ARENA Quattro 1.1., DMX controlled, 140.000 Lumen and – as you will experience – best quality of light, excellent Color Rendering Index (CRI Ra 97) and very good Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI 95) correspond to sophisticated demands of TV-technology.
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A good start into 2020: SMART ARENA featured in MONDO STADIA MAGAZINE!
Back from holiday soft-LED team is very glad to see a new article about SMART ARENA TERA 2.0 in famous british MONDO STADIA Magazine. It’s a fine compliment to presented together with some of the big brands of the sector!
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Season’s Greetings from SMART ARENA!
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WORLD CHAMPION in Perfect Light!
He did it! Johann Mayer triumphs as World Champion in Muay Thai Boxing! On November 30th, 2019 Johann Mayer celebrates a high-class victory in a thrilling fight at NIGHT OF THE WARRIORS.
Also on stage: SMART ARENA with 16 floodlights TERA HIGH END equipped with 10° reflectors and fully embedded in the arena’s lighting show via DMX. Perfect light for the champion, spectators, photographers and TV-teams.
soft-LED congatulates Johann Mayer to his spetacular succces and was proud to demonstrate its proficiency in event lighting.
Cover picture: fotocredit René Bakodi Photography
What a fight! fotocredit René Bakodi Photography
Congrats from soft-LED CTO Mario Vukovic
16 floodlights with 10° reflectors
Building up the lights
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Only 12 Days to Go for World Championship!
Only a few days until World Championship in Muay Thai Boxing. On November 30th, 2019 Johann Mayer will go for world champion at Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt. Today organizer Harald Fass invited press to present program and athletes of this amazing night.
NIGHT OF THE WARRIORS – November 30th, 2019 at Arena Nova Wiener Neustadt. SMART ARENA is supporting the sportsman Johann Mayer and will enlighten the boxing octagon with 18 floodlights embedded in a genius light show. Come and see!
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New Lighting Records Scored by soft-LED: Ultra Narrow 6° Beam Angle and 70.000 Lumen
Max 15° beam angle – that’s it. There is no way to focus light in a more narrow beam angle by using common lenses. If metal halide lamps with narrow beam reflectors shall be replaced by LED floodlights, you are approaching a problem. Technical limits prevent lighting designers from using LED floodlights for long distance beams and high vertical illuminance.
SMART ARENA exceeds all technical limits with combining LED high performance CoBs and proven reflector technique.
Lighting engineers will be filled with wonder when hearing about the recent results measured at lighting lab: The ultra narrow optic of new PETA series floodlight only has a 6° beam angle reaching 70.000 Lumen!
Yes, you got it right! These results outclass any other product in the market many times.
And – it opens very interesting opportunities: Real retro-fit solutions for all 4 mast soccer sites will become close to reality. Game Changing Lighting – that’s the way we do it!
PETA P1 6° carthesian diagram
PETA P1 6° polar diagram
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SMART ARENA enlights stage of teriffic Brucknersaal
Brilliant acoustics, pathbreaking architecture, elegant atmosphere and SMART ARENA!
This teriffic setting now can be enjoyed in the impressive Grand Hall of the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria.
SMART ARENA enlights the stage for the orcherstra. 10 SMART ARENA HIGH END embosom the impressive stage with perfect warmwhite light with a colour temperature of 3000 Kelvin. The floodlights are controlled via DMX and can be dimmed completely flickerfree. An excellent Color Rendering Index (Ra) of 95 and a very good TLCI of 95 fulfill also sophistic demands of modern TV-technology.
To create best lighting conditions for the 200 m² stage in front of the new gorgeous organ 25° reflectors were chosen, complemented by light shades.
Also ecological balance is quite attractive. Due to switching from halogene to LED-technology nowerdays only 4.000 Watt are needed instead of 24.000 Watt in old days.
200 m² stage - terrific place for up tp 220 musicians
Perfect lighting dramaturgy created by 25° reflectors in combination with light shades.
10 years of warranty – can this be a serious promise?
It staretd to become more and more darkish in the the high bay warehouse of Nikitscher Metalwaren. The original 400 Watt Metal Halide Lamps are not on the market anymore. So new lamps have to be bought. For test purposes 20 China origniated LED-lamps were bought. But what a surprise: Whitin some months all 20 pieces broke down – 16 hours daily operation time was to much for chinese quality.
Now looking for an European high-quality producer Nikitscher found soft-LED and asked for 120 months – 10 years – warranty!
Can it be serious to offer 120 months warranty for a electronic device in countinuous operation?
Yes, it is serious. But you have to open your technical bag of tricks. The magic word is called “underdrive case”. “Underdrive case” means that only part of the power of LED and driver is used. In the case of Nikitscher only 200 Watt per beam spot are needed to reach the neccessary level of illuminance. The LED used shows a power rating of 500 Watt. This means that only 40% of the available wattage is used.
Lifetime is increased up to more than 100.000 hours: 120 months of warranty are a serious promise.
Shortly 105 SMART ARENAs will be delivered to Pinkafeld. And there is an extra advantage to be announced: Nikitscher saves per beam spot 200 Watt – this means all together 21.000 Watt. And this is the moment when the eyes of the cost control manager are sparkling with joy.
All lamps broke down
Sudden death of cheap lamp
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SMART ARENA benchmarks for outstanding uniformity of illuminance
The athlets of Stadium Mödling are already in training, well-lit by SMART ARENA floodlight. In accordance with our slogan “game-changing lighting” we are proud to announce a record:
The official photometry data were published testifying an outstanding uniformity of illuminance. No other stadium in Austria will outmatch Mödling in this respect! Even requirements for international divisions are fulfilled and medium standard for regional devision of illuminace 150 lux is surpassed.
Here are the results – put in a nutshell:
Medium Illuminance (Lux): 201,4 Minimum Illuminance (Lux): 171,6 Maximum Illuminance (Lux): 229,9
Ratio of uniformity of illuminance G1 (min/medium) 0,85
Ratio of uniformity of illuminance G2 (min/max) 0,75
Due to this perfect set-up the athlets of SC Mödling und AFC SonicWall RANGERS will rush into a successful and delightful new sports season.
Training in a perfect light
Stadium Mödling benchmarks at sports lighting
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New generation SMART ARENA TERA 2.0 arrived on soccer field!
Strike on strike! After an intensive developping stage the new generation of LED-floodlights is ready for sale: SMART ARENA TERA 2.0! More compact, lighter, smaler. This brings a lot of advantages for operators of existing sports facilities concerning static and wind load.
First home of SMART ARENA TERA 2.0 will be sports ground Mödling, Austria.
The cover picture shows the first partly refurbished mast. The big, mighty and energyeating floodlights are out! Energy consumption of these floodlights, which were introduced in 1988, amounted to 80.000 Watt. The very elegant SMART ARENAS are satisfied with 20.000 Watt. We guess these numbers do not need any further comments.
Opening Night! SMART ARENA light was turned on in Putzleinsdorf the first time for a local derby on 24 th, August. Putzleinsdorf was celebrating a 3:2 victory against Union Vorderweißenbach.
Congrats from the whole soft-LED Team and thank you so much for the impressive pics!
A triumphant opening!
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New SMART ARENAS on their way!
Two Austrian Soccer-Clubs are waiting for their new LED Floodlight. As production of the SMART ARENA is done in Wiener Neustadt there was no time for summer holiday. Now the SMART ARENAS are ready for dispatch. As soon as they are mounted at their destinations pictures and reports will follow.
Last quality control.... and 1,2,3 go!
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SMART ARENA and the Anaconda
How are SMART ARENA and the anaconda living in famous Vienna “Haus des Meeres” linked together?
The anaconda’s empire was newly refurbished last year. The 9 meter snake weighing 200 kilograms now lives in a top new terrarium. 2 SMART ARENA floodlights with 5700K were choosen for illumination.
Enjoy an anaconda puzzle picture and some impressions how the lighting was installed.
2 SMART ARENAs are installed above the anaconda's new home
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SMART ARENA used as Constant Light for Object Photography
Photo-artist Franz Baldauf gave a workshop to 14 young talented photographers from all parts of Austria. He showed them how to use LED-floodlight SMART ARENA as constant light for shooting pictures of marvelous oldtimers in his studio. “This light-setting is awsome!” he explains, “Constant light provides a wonderful soft indirect lighting with 5700 Kelvin in the studio. This allows you to achieve really great results!”
Fotocredit: Karl Grabherr
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DSG – UNION Putzleinsdorf uniform 230 Lux on lawn
DSG – UNION Putzleinsdorf uniform 230 Lux on lawn.
Some more imoressions from Putzleinsdorf and some specification concerning the uniformity ratio of SMART ARENA illuminance. Average illuminance scores with 230 Lux. The relation between average and maximum illuminace (g1) is specified with 0,85. The proportion between minimum and maximum level of illuminane (g2) is specified with 0,7.
Quite proud to announce this data.
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SMART ARENA featured in PanStadia & Arena Management Magazine
SMART ARENA in PanStadia & Arena Management Magazine
We are very proud that the British high-class arena management magazine PanStadia & Arena Management Magazine addresses an article to SMART ARENA.
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SMART ARENA at Beach-Volleyball Championship 2019 in Hamburg
SMART ARENA at Red Bull Beach Arena in Hamburg
Beach-Volleyball championship takes place in Hamburg from June 28th to July 7th, 2019. 96 teams are going for championship.
SMART ARENA TERA HIGH END illuminates the great derby! 54 Flood-lights in configuration SOLO produce 2500 Lux on sand. SMART ARENA HIGH END offers outstanding uniformity and can be DMX dimmed without any flicker and completey smooth. All modern TV- requirements are met.
The mega event takes place at Red Bull Beach Arena accomodating 13.000 spectators. Please feel free to watch how this incredible venue is built up! You can even see the SMART ARENA flood-lights – if you look closely.
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Best light for DSG – UNION PUTZLEINSDORF
DSG – UNION Putzleinsdorf uniform 230 Lux on lawn.
We proudly present the next Austrian soccer pitch in best SMART ARENA light: DSG UNION Putzleinsdorf.
SMART ARENA floodlights guarantee outstanding uniformity with 230 Lux on lawn ready for sports competition. SWITCH DIMMING function of SMART TERA ADVANCED allows to switch very comfortably to 100 Lux or 150 Lux when training situations take place.
Refitting was done within a few days. On 4 masts we now have on each 9 modules of floodlight, which were dispatch already assembled on transverse traverse.
Putzleinsdorf is looking forward to a successful sports season in autumn. On October 5th, 2019 the new flood-lighting will be officially introduced with a sportive highlight – the iconic derby against UNION 1947 LEMBACH.
SMART ARENA TERA ADVANCED already mounted on transverse traverse ready for dispatch.
Flood-lights mounted on transverse traverse load on bord.
Finally arrived in Putzleinsdorf.
The new masts are mounted up.
On each mast of up to 18 meters in heigth there are 9 modules of SMART ARENA ADVANCED.
230 Lux on lawn with outstanding uniformity.
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LED Pointlightsource (CoB) 1000 Watt
Sensational message coming from soft-LED laboratories: We succeded to increase electrical power consumption of CoBs significantly from 500 to 1000 Watt.without enlarging the light emission area! Sounds like world record. This new technology will be used in the next generation of SMART ARENA (PETA Series), which will be introduced in 2020.
We appriciate to support this great sportsman: Johann Mayer, Muay Thai Boxing Champion. In November 2019 he goes for World Championship in Wiener Neustadt. Now he is in training camp to prepare for this combat.