South Africa has called upon two LED lighting firms to help it in its quest to offset the increased CO2 emissions created by hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
The country's Department of Environmental Affairs is teaming up with the United Nations Environment Programme and luminaire manufacturer Lemnis to implement green initiatives in a number of cities where matches will be played, LEDs magazine reports.
LED lighting company Osram will also be involved the installation of diode-based technology at game venues as well as other indoor and outdoor public spaces, according to the publication.
This includes the bulbs used to light up the arch at the new stadium in Durban, while Philips is also getting involved in the project by supplying its ArenaVision products to six of the football grounds, although the applications will not be used in floodlighting.
However, it is supplying LED lighting for the hotel that Dutch is using as its headquarters, the magazine confirmed.
The 64-game tournament finishes on July 11th in Johannesburg.