Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) - Discussion

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Actually pretty neutral
like will they change colours?
It's not stage lighting.
They are much more energy efficient. Much longer lifespan. Much less light spill. Instant on and off so no warmup time if turned off for Anzac Eve ceremony or night GF halftime entertainment.
Same as Optus but in tower form.
 

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It's not stage lighting.
They are much more energy efficient. Much longer lifespan. Much less light spill. Instant on and off so no warmup time if turned off for Anzac Eve ceremony or night GF halftime entertainment.
Same as Optus but in tower form.
Im guessing they wont have a seizure mode like optus has.
 

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The new LEDs make such a difference.
The ground is brighter and thats just two light towers and the under roof ones.
The light tower conversation was brought up during the run chase tonight, and the commentators mentioned they didn’t even know the MCG was only running 4/6 towers tonight until Finchy mentioned it.
 

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Perhaps in these days of being energy-conscious, as well as running LEDs not old globes, all games could be done with 4 towers? Are 6 even necessary?
 

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Perhaps in these days of being energy-conscious, as well as running LEDs not old globes, all games could be done with 4 towers? Are 6 even necessary?
Would they even need towers now? Just fix the lights to the roof of the stands.
 

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Would they even need towers now? Just fix the lights to the roof of the stands.
Well there's that too. Given it's a full bowl now.
Only thought is towers aren't dependent on the stands being there - say in the event of a GSS rebuild.
 

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Plus it’s also about the character of the ground too.
We coulda said that about not demolishing older stands, removing the old scoreboard to Manuka, building the towers to begin with :p

It's a point - light towers are better than roof-lighting when venues don't have (mostly) uniform rooflines.
There do seem to be issues where lights are lower coz they're under the roof though.
 

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Perhaps in these days of being energy-conscious, as well as running LEDs not old globes, all games could be done with 4 towers? Are 6 even necessary?
Are you considering those with poor eyesight in your attempt at saving the world?
 

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