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Arab American University, Palestine

  • Arab American University, Palestine
  • Arab American University, Palestine
  • Arab American University, Palestine
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

The Arab American University of Jenin (AAUJ) is the first private Palestinian joint venture university, founded in year 2000, in collaboration with the California State University (CSU) in Stanislaus County. AAUJ serves the educational needs of over 9,000 students by providing a dynamic learning atmosphere that inspires innovation and has a primarily focus on every student’s success.

Thorn took on the project of illuminating the new stadium of the university. The initial design brief demanded for 1500 lux, which was changed later to 2000 lux as per the FIFA class IV for national televised events. The choice fell on the Mundial R floodlight with 2kW and Mundial C 2kW metal halide lamps. Nearly 320 projectors provide ideal colour TV coverage as well as shadow free and glare free pitch for excellent visibility. Furthermore the illumination helps to show close-up details of players, particularly their faces, at critical moments during the match.

The Mundial fittings are installed on a height of 46.6m and each mast contains 80 fittings. The rear access and automatic power interruption makes it easy to install and maintain. Furthermore the scenes can be easily changed via intelligent controls depending on the type of event taking place in the stadium, this ensures maximum power saving.  

Key facts

  • Lighting design: Ramadas Prabhu
  • Lighting design Support: Nelca Roco
  • Sales support: Bobby Sudhir
  • Distributor: Technolight Engineering, Ramallah, Palestine
  • Lighting Requirement: FIFA Class IV for National televised events
  • Fitting Type: Mundial R 2kW and Mundial C 2kW