2 Dec 2014

Adelaide Oval’s Rebirth

The very beating heart of sporting and cultural life in South Australia, the Adelaide Oval has witnessed some of the greatest moments in sport and entertainment for more than 140 years. Owing to a general redevelopment completed in March 2014, the Australian arena is now set to push on through the next century as Adelaide’s premier venue for football, soccer, rugby, cricket, baseball, concert events and much more. Apart from the massive engineering reconstruction, the renewal process included also a new sound system, three huge scoreboards, more than a thousand TV, signage and wayfinding monitors and a re-vamped architectural lighting.

The brand new spectacular lighting of the Oval wraps up the stadium in team colours on game nights. According to a specification by Aurecon consultant Sarah Linton, the ULA Group in association with local dealer Deluxe Lighting Services created an amazing crown of colourful lights that enlightens the upper part of the horseshoe-shaped Southern stand. The LED fixtures create an infinitely controllable panorama of light, adding an extra burst of atmosphere as fans approach the arena.

The wall wash effect is created by an array of 30 GRIVEN Emerald colour changers, each packing 60 high-power RGBW LEDs. The ChamSys MagicQ DMX control software can trigger preset scenes for each team’s colours to rev up crowds as they cross the new pedestrian bridge. Moreover, special effect scenes can be created which pulse the appropriate club hues when goals are scored, keeping viewers as far away as the city informed of progress as the game unfold.


Benefiting from state of the art electronic colour mixing, EMERALD RGBW features 60 premium quality high RGBW power LEDs, coupled with a variety of high build and design optics groups for the utmost optical efficiency, balanced projection and photometric flexibility. The combination of RGBW LEDs offers an unprecedented astonishing white light output quality, as well as a wider variety of intermediate colour hues for an even broader range of application purposes. Such a remarkable performance is enhanced by the capacitive touchscreen display that allows for a direct access to all on-board functions. The Polar Edition features an integrated de-icing system with electrically heated glass, which assures a comfortable functioning even in the utmost severe cold weather conditions.

We are proud to announce that Aurecon Australia, with suppliers Deluxe Lighting and ULA Group, won The Lighting Design Award of Commendation for lighting up the Adelaide Oval’s South Truss.

Products installed:
30 x AL2541 EMERALD RGBW EXTRAWIDE in White Finish


1x ChamSys SnakeSys B4

1x ChamSys MagicQ DMX Control



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