Singapore tests new lighting system

Last Sunday, Singapore trialled the lighting for Formula One s first ever night race later this season. Part of the street circuit was lit up with sixteen light projectors along a 64 metre stretch of road.

The lights have a 3,000 lux illuminations rating standard street lights in Singapore are around 100 lux, with sunlight measured at around 50,000 lux. On race day itself, 1,500 lights will be in operation around the circuit to illuminate Singapore s Marina Bay area.

The lighting test will continue until the end of next week with the lights being switched on every night from 7pm.