For centuries, metal halide lights were the standard choice for sports stadiums. However, this is starting to change. Today’s stadiums rely more and more heavily on LED lighting, and for several beneficial reasons. From energy savings to time savings, making the switch to LED makes sense for today’s stadiums.
1. LED Lights Save Energy (And Money)
The most obvious reason that someone will switch from metal halide to LED lights is to save energy, which leads to saving money. LED luminaries like those from AEON can save 75% or more in energy use and costs. Since stadium lights run for hours on end most of the season, this can add to a significant amount of saving. Most stadium managers find that the energy savings offset the higher installation costs very quickly.
2. LED Lights Mean Reduced Maintenance Time and Expenses
Another perk of LED lighting is the longer lifespan compared to other types of stadium lighting. Since changing stadium lights involves quite a bit of work, this is a task that you likely want to postpone as long as possible. LED luminaires can last for many years without fading or burning out.
AEON LED Luminaires have proprietary technology built into each light that reduces the risk of damage from heat as well, so you end up with lights that have a 100,000-hour rating, which means many years of use. You will spend less time and energy replacing lights and can focus those resources on other aspects of your facility’s maintenance.
3. Improved Overall Visibility
The visibility of your space also improves when you switch to LED. LED light tends to render colors more accurately and to produce less glare than other lighting options for stadiums. This means a better player and spectator experience. AEON LED Luminaires have some of the best visibility on the market, with no glare and accurate color rendering, giving you the most benefit.
This increased visibility means that the lights are better for broadcasts, including high-definition broadcasts. LED lighting from AEON LED also has a wide beam angle so that you can light more of your space with fewer lights. However, they are directional lights, so you don’t have wasted light spreading beyond the designed beam angle.
4. Instant-on Lighting
Finally, stadium managers are making the switch to LED because LED lighting has an instant-on function. This means the moment you switch the lights on; they are as bright and vibrant as they will be when you switch them off. You do not have to wait for the lights to warm up, which can delay gameplay.
Stadiums need proper lighting for safety and enjoyment. If you are looking for new lighting options for your stadium, consider making the switch to LED. AEON LED Luminaires have a long lifespan and excellent lighting capabilities, with technology to reduce the risk of damage from dust, impact, and heat. Purchase AEON LED Luminaires to upgrade your stadium lighting and start enjoying the benefits of LED.