Lighting your indoor stadium requires the right lights, and finding the ideal lighting choice requires some due diligence on your part. The best stadium lighting will give longevity, adequate light distribution, and good color rendering to create a positive experience for players and spectators. As you look at the myriad of lighting options available, consider these tips.
1. Consider Energy-Efficiency
One of the first factors to consider in making your choice is the energy efficiency of the lighting. Stadiums must be well-lit, and that task requires a significant number of lights, and they must remain on for multiple hours of the day. Therefore, the amount of energy they burn is a vital part of your consideration because this will directly impact your operating expenses. LED lighting is one of the most efficient options available, but energy efficiency can vary significantly within LED lighting options.
Luminous efficacy is the rating that can help you understand efficiency. This metric measures how many lumens the light produces for the electricity it consumes. The higher the luminous efficacy, the better the efficiency of the light will be.
2. Consider Beam Angle
Beam angles disperse the light across your stadium floor. A narrow beam angle spreads light over just a tiny part of the floor, but a wide beam angle can dim the brightness of the light. You need to strike a balance between a wide beam angle and ample brightness to light the entire space properly.
3. Look at Heat Dissipation
One of the downfalls of LED lighting is the heat they produce, and that heat can damage the diodes and lessen the light’s lifespan. The best stadium lighting options have technology that creates heat dissipation, funneling that heat away from the light itself. AEON LED Luminaires have proprietary technology that prevents heat damage and moves heat away from the delicate parts of the light, so you get better overall lifespans from the light.
4. Consider Glare and Color Rendering
You light your stadium for one reason, and that is to provide visibility. Thus, the color rendering and glare produced by the light you choose must be part of your consideration. Glare can create problems for spectators, players, and videographers who are in your stadium. Too much glare makes it hard to see the field, court, and ball, leading to eye strain and fatigue.
Color rendering refers to how well the colors on the field show compared to how they would show in daylight. You want color rendering close to natural light to ensure that the colors of the jerseys, ball, and even decorations are accurate to viewers.
5. Evaluate Longevity
Finally, look for a lighting option that has a long expected lifespan. For example, you do not want to spend much time changing your lights when they are mounted high in a stadium.
AEON LED Luminaires have all of these factors. With one of the longest-rated lifespans in the industry, a high color rendering index, and excellent heat dissipation, they make a wise investment as you are seeking LED lighting for your stadium. Request a catalog to learn more!