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Large Scale Entertainment and Sports Lighting Solutions Since 1992
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Live Events : Sports and Entertainment

Attitude Specialty Lighting has provided Lightning Strikes and SoftSun lighting equipment for Live Events : Sports and Entertainment in the United States and around the world.  Among these events are five Super Bowls, several World Championship Swimming and Diving events, NHL Hockey Games and NCAA Football games.

The advantages of using SoftSuns are numerous:

  • Their ability to light an entire field of play with a limited amount of instruments (50K or 100K) thus producing less shadows
  • They are a flicker-free daylight source that can be dimmed to 10% and then ramped up to 100% with no warmup time.
  • The Lamp source is specifically designed for High Definition Color rendering which provides stunning broadcast images.

Listed below is a sample of our Live Sports and Entertainment projects.  Click on a title or image to read more about the event and see pictures of our equipment in use.

FINA 2013 International Swimming - Live Sports using 50K SoftSun

The FINA 2013 International Swimming Championships is a spectacular example of live sports using 50K SoftSun lights. The competition, broadcast live around the world for two weeks from Spain, used four (4) 50K SoftSun lights to fully illuminate the swimming pool. The 50K SoftSun lights provided the FINA International High Definition HD Broadcast with stunning color rendered images and flawless non-pulsing super slow-mo replays.

The SoftSun lights are becoming the light of choice for the lighting of World Class Swimming events because of their outstanding features:

  • Instant on with NO warmup time (unlike most stadium HID lights)
  • Dimmable down to 10% and then ramped up to 100% with No Delay…ideal for use when introducing the swimmers in a theatrical setting
  • Large Sources, so there are far fewer shadows
  • Flicker Free even at high speeds, therefore there will never be a pulse or flicker on the video even with 4K and Super Slow-mo cameras
  • Daylight source specifically designed for superior High Definition video color rendering
  • DMX Controllable

The 2013 FINA International Swimming Championships, an example of live sports using 50K SoftSun lights, was broadcast from Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.

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Purdue University Football Game using 50K SoftSun

Ross-Ade Stadium was the site of a televised football game using 50K SoftSun lights. Multiple 50K SoftSun lights were used to illuminate the stadium for the recent NCAA football matchup between Purdue University and the University of Michigan that was televised on The Big 10 Network.

Several 50,000 Watt SoftSun lights, the world’s most powerful and controllable single source lights, were installed. This was the first time SoftSun lights were used in place of the traditional portable lighting towers to light a Big 10 late afternoon game.

The SoftSun lights provided a consistent soft light source across the entire field, and did not produce glare and long shadows that are common with traditional portable light towers. Furthermore, because the lights were placed on the sidelines and not in the end zone corners, the Quarterbacks and Receivers were not staring into lights.

The use of our 50,000 Watt SoftSun lights has become increasingly popular in large scale HD telecasts because they deliver superior color quality that helps to enhance the High Definition Experience.

This Purdue University football game using 50K SoftSun lights was televised live from West Lafayette, IN.

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Super Bowl XLVII CBS Sports Set using 3.6K SoftSun

A live television sports set using 3.6K SoftSun lights was constructed for CBS Sports at Super Bowl XLVII. The 3.6K SoftSun lights were used to the light the on-field set for CBS Sports at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.  With their superior color rendering and the ability to dim with no color temperature shift the 3.6K SoftSun was the ideal light for this application. 

Immediately after the power failure in New Orleans, the 3.6K Softsuns were used to light the on-field set for CBS Sports.  The 3.6K’s do not require any warmup time, so they immediately came on and allowed CBS to broadcast from the field (this set was not involved in the power outage).

This live television sports set using 3.6K SoftSun lights was in New Orleans, LA.

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Super Bowl XLI Televised Live Sports using 50K SoftSun

Super Bowl XLI is an example of televised live sports using 50K SoftSun lights. Several of the 50K SoftSun lights were used as the main lighting source. They were rigged off the the existing lighting towers and operated throughout the game and halftime show.

The 50K SoftSun lights were the chosen as the primary lighting source because of their features:

  • Instant on with No warmup time
  • Dimmable down to 10% and then ramped up to 100% with No Delay
  • Large sources, so there are far fewer shadows
  • Flicker Free even at high speeds, so a pulse or flicker on the video will never be seen, even with 4K and Super Slow-mo cameras
  • Daylight source specifically designed for superior High Definition video color rendering

Even during the driving rainstorm while Prince was performing at the halftime show, the 50K SoftSun lights operated without fail.

This project for televised live sports using 50K SoftSun lights took place in Miami, FL.

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Nadderud Stadion Soccer - Live Sporting Event using 100K SoftSun Lights

This live sporting event using 100K SoftSun lights leveraged SoftSun capabilities for a nationally broadcast football (soccer) match at Nadderud Stadion in Norway.

100K SoftSun lights are being used more frequently for the lighting of large sports fields. 

A live sporting event using 100K SoftSun lights is advantageous because of the unique features of SoftSun lights:

  • Instant on with No warmup time.
  • Dimmable down to 10% and then ramped up to 100% with No Delay
  • Large Sources, so there are far fewer shadows
  • Flicker Free even at high speeds, therefore there will never be a pulse or a flicker on the video even with 4K and Super Slow-mo cameras
  • Daylight source specifically designed for superior High Definition video color rendering
  • Can operate in any climate

This live sporting event using 100K SoftSun lights took place in Bekkestua, Norway.

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ESPN College Game Day - Live Television using 50K SoftSun Lights

A set for live television using 50K SoftSun lights was constructed for ESPN’s College Game Day Opening.

Two (2) 50K SoftSun lights were used to light the set for the live televised broadcast.  As shown in the picture, the two 50K SoftSun lights were rigged on the bucket of a condor: one overhung and one under slung.  This provided a huge 100,000 watt source that was used to replicate the sun and allowed the production to extend their shooting day.

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2012 Olympic Swimming Time Trials - Live Sports using 50K SoftSun Lights

The 2012 Olympic Swimming Time Trials is an example of televised live sports using 50K SoftSun lights. Four 50K SoftSun lights were used to fully light the swimming pool for this large event.  The 50K SoftSun lights provided NBC Sports with stunning color rendered images and flawless non-pulsing super slow-mo replays.

The SoftSun lights are becoming the light of choice for the lighting of World Class Swimming events because of their outstanding features:

  • Instant on with NO warmup time (unlike most stadium HID lights)
  • Dimmable down to 10% and then ramped up to 100% with No Delay…ideal for use when introducing the swimmers in a theatrical setting
  • Large Sources, so there are far fewer shadows
  • Flicker Free even at high speeds, therefore there will never be a pulse or flicker on the video even with 4K and Super Slow-mo cameras
  • Daylight source specifically designed for superior High Definition video color rendering
  • DMX Controllable

The 2012 Olympic Swimming Time Trials, an example of live sports using 50K SoftSun lights, took place in Omaha, NE.

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