F1 News: Singapore tests lighting system

From www.autosport.com; "F1 News: Singapore Tests Lighting System" By Matt Beer -

Some interesting extracts -

"....Sixteen light projectors have been temporarily set up along a 64-metre stretch of the capital's St Andrew's Road. The project's lighting consultant Valerio Maioli switched the projectors…. "

“The lights have a 3000 lux illumination rating, compared to around 100 lux for Singapore's standard street lights, and the average 50,000 lux of normal sunlight.”

“The 'digiflag' electronic sign-boards that will be used in place of normal flag marshals are also being demonstrated.”


Personal comment: My friend and I are no F1 fans. Neither do we have much interest on racing. Maybe that's why we can't understand why a “digiflag” instead of the checked ones that we are used to seeing? Personally, I like"digi-everything" and there are the technology and practical reasons etc, but traditional should count for a lot too! It is our first F1 anyway, and we are already the first night circuit, so let’s keep everything else "F1" as it is...