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Kicking off the season with
play of light

FC Bayern Munich

Allianz Arena

FC Bayern Munich installed a new LED façade, controlled digitally with Philips ActiveSite and capable of reproducing 16 million colors, while at the same time realising 60% energy savings.
LED façade at Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

The new

from Philips conveys already at first sight outside the Allianz Arena- full of emotion and dynamics of the game.”


- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - CEO of FC Bayern Munich

LED façade at Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Customer Challenge

The Allianz Arena, home of champions FC Bayern Munich, is surrounded by the largest membrane shell in the world and hardly any of the diamond-shaped membrane pads has the same shape.
To illuminate this facade in a uniform and visually attractive way, is a challenge.
LED façade at Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

The right lighting 

The fluorescent lamps were replaced with a complete digital system comprising LED lighting connected to Philips ActiveSite system with cloudhosted software and services.

More than 300,000 LED lights – over an impressive surface area of 26,000 square meters — make the stadium facade’s inflatable outer membrane shine brilliantly. In addition to the facade also the bowl inside the arena was highlighted, to accompany the action on the pitch in a dynamic way.

The LEDs used save more than 60% on electricity and some 362 tons of CO2 compared with the previous technology based on fluorescent lamps. The maintenance and operating costs are also lower: the LEDs have an average lifetime of 80,000 operating hours.

In addition, the cloudbased Philips ActiveSite platform enables optimum operation. ActiveSite delivers detailed reports in real time, facilitates maintenance and simplifies content management. In this respect too, the Allianz Arena is at the forefront of technology.


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Lifecycle and Professional Services


Allianz has also signed a Lifecycle Services Premium+ contract. With the Premium+ package we guarantee optimal performance of the lighting installation with your business needs, ensuring day-to-day efficiency and uptime. The Premium+ service package assures expedited response time, data analytics and consultancy, system optimization and a fully customized solution.


Philips also provided Professional Services such as project management, auditing, system design, commissioning of the complete lighting system and training of Allianz staff.


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Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH

Herzog & de Meuron

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Alexander Weckmer Licht und Mediensysteme GmbH

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