Thorn Lighting

Thorn Lighting is a global supplier of both indoor and outdoor luminaires and integrated controls, from roads to cityscapes, sports facilities to buildings and their surroundings.

As one of the most modern and breathtaking arenas in the world, Wembley Stadium connected by EE opened in 2007 and was built on the site of the earlier Wembley Empire Stadium, which was demolished in 2003.

Thorn has been a lighting partner to Wembley Stadium since the 1970s, originally illuminating the Empire Stadium and in 2007 equipping the new stadium with the vast majority of its luminaires.In 2004 Thorn achieved full approval to supply lighting to Wembley Stadium following a successful tender process.

In 2014 Thorn replaced the stadium’s iconic arch lighting with a custom LED lighting system designed for full colour as well as special moving light effects.

The new lighting means the arch can be illuminated in an endless range of colourful possibilities. Roger Maslin, Wembley National Stadium Ltd Managing Director, explains: “We can now use the arch to make big, bold and entertaining statements which can be seen right across London. With so many lighting scenes the possibilities are fantastic. From the St. George’s Cross and team colours to highlight goals for big games, solid and moving colours for event lighting, the corporate colours of our sponsor EE and charity partners. The lighting is transformational and exciting.”