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Innovation In County Durham

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Thorn technology lights Wembley’s iconic arch

Thorn technology lights Wembley’s iconic arch

County Durham manufacturing giant Thorn Lighting has an international client base for its industry leading products – technological excellence which is bathing the world’s most famous football stadium in glorious colour.

Thorn replaced Wembley Stadium’s iconic arch lighting with a custom LED lighting system designed for full colour as well as special moving light effects.

The arch at Wembley Stadium connected by EE can be lit in a huge range of colourful possibilities, adding a new dimension to fans’ stadium experience.

The Wembley Stadium Arch project captivated judges at the prestigious Lux Awards 2015, scooping the honour for Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year.

Thorn also installed pitch floodlights to highlight Wembley’s hallowed turf – lights with different switch settings to illuminate concerts, top national and international sports fixtures and maintenance work.

Pat Holley, Senior Lighting Designer at Thorn, said: “The arch’s lighting system consists of a dynamic floodlight with red, green, blue and white LED chips. This will allow the arch to have unlimited lighting effects.”

Roger Maslin, former Wembley National Stadium Ltd Managing Director, said: “We can now use the arch to make big, bold and entertaining statements which can be seen right across London.”

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