Panathenaic Stadium revamped with new lighting design

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A new lighting system was unveiled at the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro, in a ceremony on Monday evening.

A new lighting system was unveiled at the Panathenaic Stadium on Monday.

The low-key event, adjusted to the pandemic era, was attended by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, Culture Minister, Lina Mendoni and Athens Mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

The new lighting system, comprising of over 3,600 LED bulbs, will highlight the marble used to construct the stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

The new lighting is set to reduce light pollution by over 70 percent.

Officials said the new lighting will reduce light pollution by over 70 percent and slash by half the stadium’s energy requirements. 

Source: Ekathimerini.

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