By Paul Tarricone
Stadium sports may be on hold, but when they come back, T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners, will be ready. A connected LED lighting system from Signify transforms the ballpark’s retractable rooftop, trusses, and eastern and western façades at night. The system will enable the stadium to display the Mariners’ team colors and T-Mobile’s brand color, and design intricate patterns and incorporate movement for other events. ME Engineers and its studio, illume, and global architectural design firm Populous designed the lighting.
The system includes more than 1 mile of Color Kinetics iColor Accent Compact fixtures. These exterior, linear LED luminaires shine long ribbons of white or colored light, and support intricate, color-changing effects on T-Mobile Park’s retractable rooftop and steel trusses as well as the architectural features on its eastern and western façades. With remote control management of the connected lighting, T-Mobile Park can showcase Mariners’ blue and northwest green, T-Mobile’s signature magenta and other vivid hues. It can also produce custom light shows using animated image effects and geometric patterns, suitable for other events.