Parks, sports fields, campuses, and recreation areas all across the country have experienced first-hand the benefits of LED lighting solutions when it comes to providing safe, generous illumination to outdoor spaces at night. The old ways of inefficient lighting methods give way to better and more affordable ways to get better results.
Many go with top-of-the-line AEON LED luminaires for the best results.
First and foremost would be the safety factor. The power of LED lighting, coupled with its dependability and durability during harsh weather conditions, makes it the best choice for communities that place safety and security at a high priority.
When an area experiences a wide-range power outage, there is no warm-up period to endure with LED lighting. The lights come on instantly.
Aesthetically, LED lights perform better than traditional outdoor lighting setups as minimal light spill or sky glow results from their use. This makes them perfect for park lighting. Furthermore, there is no annoying flickering or sudden outage of part of a light array. When park lighting is both pleasant and useful, it means outdoor community events are better attended, which can then, in turn, have a boosting effect on the local economy.
There are two things to consider when weighing the energy and cost savings with LED lights. For one, they consume much less power than more traditional outdoor lighting arrangements with absolutely no sacrifice in terms of light output. Furthermore, components for outdoor LED illumination are more durable and long-lasting than older-style lighting setups. There are cost savings in terms of fewer replacements and labor associated with constant maintenance.
The other significant consideration involves the flexibility of AEON LED luminaires. Different outdoor events will have different lighting requirements. There will be times when you’ll want to light an entire sports center and times when it will just be a single sports field and surrounding walkways. There will be instances of full parking lots and more exclusive events with less parking. In any case, you can program your LED lighting to fit any situation. You won’t find yourself wasting money illuminating unused portions of your outdoor areas.
Before the widespread availability of quality LED lighting solutions, many public spaces took a very blunt approach to lighting. If it lit an area, that was often enough.
Now, with the flexibility of LED lighting controls, their lightweight manufacture, and ease of installation, the old limitations of lighting no longer apply. Urban designers, parks and recreational departments, architects, and landscapers can now give more thought to how lighting placement and positioning can enhance the beauty of an outdoor area at night, thus attracting more visitors and creating deeper community engagement.
Not all streets are the same. Neither are all parking lots, parks, walkways, water attractions, or outdoor events the same. Why use the same lighting approach for all of the above?
When planning your lighting, you can begin with high-activity areas such as entrances and exits, parking lots, main walkways, benches, and other regions with high pedestrian activity after dark. From there, you can expand to your signage, sports or activity areas, concessions, additional walkways, other areas of public interest and use, landscaping, water features, and so on.
You wouldn’t need to concern yourself too much with paying for lighting areas not usually used at night because they would be inappropriate or unsafe.
Placement can be adjusted relatively quickly, allowing outdoor area managers to get the lighting exactly how they want it and get the most out of their luminaries. They can coordinate usage with important signage, and placing for some street visibility means the potential for drawing in more people.
With AEON LED luminaires, you can design and install any lighting configuration you need for a specific area or venue with ease, and they can be readjusted quickly to fit any situation.
Many lighting solutions, such as AEON LED luminaires, can be easily from a mobile device. Dimming, intensity, instant on/off, and even direction can be programmed in advance or controlled remotely at a moment’s notice. This ability allows venue managers to adapt to changing conditions or events without manually making changes or risking damage to employees or equipment.
These days, the freedom to enjoy the outdoors and build memories with friends and family is more important than ever. Because of this, the demand for improved outdoor spaces is on the rise.
Flexible, affordable lighting design is a boon for parks and outdoor recreation spaces. They are safe, energy-efficient, and well-suited to serve your community’s needs even when times are tough. Contact AEON for more information on our LED lighting products made for outdoor parks and recreational spaces.