Bendigo Stadium

An All-Star Performance

After recently undergoing a $23m redevelopment, Bendigo Stadium (also known as Red Energy Arena) has become the envy of regional Victoria.

Capable of holding up to 4,000 spectators, the venue caters to local and international sporting and entertainment events. Advanced Lighting Technologies supplied the high-bay LED lighting featured in this world-class facility.

Retractable stadium seating allows the space to be configured for a variety of sports and events. When fully retracted, 3 separate multi-purpose courts can be used at the one time. For major events, the seating can be lowered to create a single show arena that accommodates up to 4,000 patrons.

Such a flexible stadium required an equally flexible lighting solution. The arena lighting needed to be easily configured to match the type of event being held. Light levels around the arena’s entire playing surface needed to comply with the Australian Standard for training and competition play. The show-arena required additional lighting to allow for high-definition video broadcasts.

Spectators, officials and participants in sports such as netball, basketball and volleyball can also spend a great deal of time looking upwards during a match. Luminaires installed where these sports are played should generate minimal glare to ensure maximum visual comfort.

The Cree CXB Series LED High-bay luminaire offers an ideal solution; a lightweight, compact luminaire which is easy to install and comes in a range of lumen packages.

The aluminium reflector provides an excellent shielding angle to hide the light source, reducing the distraction to players, officials and spectators alike. The Cree CXB Series also comes with an industry-leading 10-year warranty, offering peace of mind to stadium operators.

Update: The Cree CXB Series has been discontinued. We’re pleased to offer the Cree Stellar or the Venture Lighting 200W Highbay as alternatives.

A dynamic, modern venue like Bendigo Stadium requires an equally-capable lighting solution. This has been achieved with the Cree CXB Series LED High-bay. The CXB’s exceptional uniformity and colour rendering means spectators won’t miss a moment of the action when cheering on their team, while the glare-reducing reflectors means players and officials won’t be distracted during that crucial jump-ball or free throw.

Excellent lighting starts with excellent lighting design, and clever spacing of the luminaires has resulted in uniform illumination across not only the playing area, but the sidelines and scorer’s tables too, reducing the risk of an incorrect call or a controversial refereeing decision affecting the outcome of a game.

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