Can you imagine trying to enjoy a game of softball at night on a poorly-lit field?
Whether you’re a player or a spectator, it wouldn’t be a satisfying or even safe experience. If you’re the one running the field, it’s up to you to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all while, at the same time, keeping control of costs. How you choose your lighting could be the make or breakpoint.
Instead of conventional lighting, which can add up to a lot in terms of labor, cost, and safety, why consider LED luminaries on your softball field.
Everybody has a budget. When choosing the lighting for your softball field, your lighting cost will be a considerable concern. Compared to other types of lighting, LED Luminaires are significantly cheaper to install, run, and maintain than traditional avenues for lighting such as Metal Halide and High-Pressure Sodium (HPS). Compared to an AEON LED Luminaire of equal lumens output, these inferior lighting systems use up to 50% more energy per fixture.
If that isn’t impressive enough, LED Luminaires don’t require a ballast. Ballasts require even more energy, bringing other lighting systems up to 66% more energy use than an LED.
Base cost is only one way LED luminaires can save you money. There is also decreasing maintenance. Because recreational fields often position their lighting systems high up, servicing and replacing older bulbs and equipment can be time-consuming and expensive. You’re not only paying for equipment that may need more frequent servicing but also for the maintenance crews to take on the task.
LED Luminaires can last up to 100,000 hours or more—four times the active life of inferior lighting systems. That’s 75% less time on replacing bulbs. This also means your softball game isn’t held up or postponed because of tricky lighting issues.
Whether your sports field sits in a desert with one-hundred-degree temperatures or mountains and snow surround you, AEON LED Luminaires are a reliable solution to your lighting needs. Featuring a lightweight, durable, die-cast design, AEON LED Luminaires boast high wear resistance that can take on extreme outdoor conditions.
AEON’s proprietary thermal management design maximizes heat dissipation with passive cooling for higher life expectancy in warmer climates. LED lighting’s built-in efficiency converts more energy to light than heat—unlike an HPS or Metal Halide. This results in durable, long-lasting light for your softball field.
Softball is a great sport. Why not give your players the same quality experience they’d enjoy at any other sports field? AEON LED Luminaires meet and exceed lighting requirements for Major League Baseball, meaning your players can enjoy that Big League feel.
Are your local sports televised or otherwise recorded? Whether it’s a simple softball game or league play, you’ll find AEON LED Luminaires work well with professional video lighting requirements. This means no hot spots, unwelcome shadows, or glare that can inhibit player visibility on the field. AEON LED Luminaires’ wide beam angles allow for an even spread of light across large areas of the field.
Every play on the softball field requires precision and a clear line of sight. Even the slightest dark shadow, glare, or eye-strain can ruin a game before it even starts. Your players don’t want to be hindered by low lighting, and your spectators want to see the best possible product on the field.
AEON LED Luminaires offer the same high color rendering index as natural sunlight. This guarantees optimal visual comfort for both players and spectators alike.
Focused beam spreads of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 allow for optimized configuration for your field so that even a game played in the dark of night can seem like it’s occurring during the day. Shadows are eliminated, and natural colors are vividly revealed thanks to the color rendering index > 85. Neither fans nor players need to miss a single play or lose a ball in the outfield because of suboptimal lighting.
It’s crucial for players to see where they’re going when running for a fly ball or stopping a line drive. If there are any dark spots or if the lighting is causing an uncomfortable glare, it’s easy to misstep and twist an ankle or miss your play entirely. AEON LED Luminaires prevent injuries by reducing dark spots and glare.
Safety benefits can be applied to off-field lighting as well. Spectators won’t be missing miss bleachers or tripping on steps because of poor lighting. The bright, focused light of an LED Luminaire ensures fewer accidents occur due to inadequate lighting in your stadium.
Why use older, less reliable lighting systems on your playing field that don’t provide the best possible lighting for the longest possible time?
AEON LED Luminaires surpass traditional lighting in every way—cost, maintenance, safety, efficiency, and performance. For the best lighting for your softball field, there’s only one way to go.