Track And Field Stadium South Africa
FL Series 1200W LED Flood Light
Beam Angle: 20°
Installation height: 35M
Product Quantity: 88pcs
Average Illuminance: 510LX
Things to know before buying Stadium and Sports Field Lighting
Sport field lighting is a kind of site lighting used to light up expansive spaces for sporting activities. Large outdoor events like concerts, for example, may be lit up with it. Typically, 1 to 12 lights are installed on each of the 40 to 100 foot tall poles that support them.
You may be all too acquainted with how expensive metal halide and high pressure sodium lights are if you own an outdoor stadium. They have a limited lifespan and have lost a significant amount of their usable lumens to light deterioration at half life. Energy prices are significant and strike durations may last up to 30 minutes.
Stadiums and ball fields might gain a lot from installing LED lights. With an energy savings of at least 60%, they are more than capable of replacing even the most powerful Metal Halide stadium lights. Lights turn on and off instantly, so there’s no need to wait 30 minutes for them to warm up.
These lights have far longer lifespans than what metal halide lighting can provide. If necessary, they may be darkened to save electricity while maintenance is done at night.
The expense of maintenance is almost nil. There are no burned-out bulbs in these lights. They provide extensive, reliable, high-quality illumination for any outdoor sporting facility, including football, baseball, softball, and soccer fields.
Now, the process for replacing the existing lighting system with LED lights may prove to be challenging. You may be interested in learning all there is to know about the procedure, key elements, ideal starting point, and more. Continue reading as we provide a comprehensive overview of LED stadium lights and how to use them.
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1. Metal halide lights may be swapped out for LED lights one for one.
You could now employ either 1000 Watt or 1500 Watt Metal Halide in your ballpark. And as long as you don’t need to install any more fixtures, replacing Metal Halide with LED makes sense. Here is a quick guide to the lumens needed to replace metal halide lighting.
- 100,000 to 120,000 LED Lumens from a 1000 Watt Metal Halide
- 80,000 to 90,000 LED Lumens at 1500 Watts Metal Halide
- 110,000 + LED Lumens at 2000 Watts Metal Halide
2. The secret to lighting a sports field is narrow beam optics.
Stadium lights and regular outdoor lighting vary primarily in their use of narrow beam angles, which concentrate light on certain fields of play. This is quite unlike to conventional “flood” type lighting, which makes use of huge beams of light to cover a wide area. Narrow beams of light from a single source illuminate a particular region of the field in stadium lighting. Each lamp has a distinct purpose. Together, all the lights provide the necessary light levels and balance to adequately illuminate a field.
Conclusion: One of the most crucial choices is selecting the ideal optic for YOUR application. Thankfully, we can simplify that procedure
3. Lighting Plans are the Number One Success Factor.
Where do you begin when there are so many lighting alternatives available today? Determine a light’s wattage? Lumens?
We think that selecting lights only based on their wattage is a recipe for catastrophe. Lumens are a better measurement than watts since they depict light, while watts reflect the amount of power used.
But there’s a good chance you won’t be pleased with the outcomes if you don’t comprehend the light’s optics and what it would accomplish. You wouldn’t believe how often people approach us to repair poor LED purchases.
Start with a stadium or sports field lighting plan, is our best recommendation. You may do this to see the outcomes on the field without ever paying a single dollar. Until the field is evenly lighted, the program may be changed to add additional lights, delete lights, and refocus lights. You can even see where to point the lights on the field according to the lighting plan. All guesswork is removed by selecting the appropriate optic and lumens.
The most important thing a lighting plan will show is that the playing field is sufficiently lit and that the light is distributed evenly and fairly across the field.
4. How many foot candles do you need to light up your sports field?
Here are some recommended foot candles (fc) based on designing and helping our customers convert over to LED
Baseball and Softball Fields
|Outfield FC||Infield FC||Outfield FCs (Max/Min)||Infield FCs (Max/Min)|
|Location||Ideal Light Levels in foot candles|
|Recreational Football||20 – 30|
|Middle School||30 – 50|
|Small High School||30 – 50|
|Larger High School||50 – 70|
|Location||Ideal Light Levels in foot candles|
|Recreational Soccer||20 – 30|
|Middle School Soccer||30 – 50|
|Small High School Soccer||30 – 50|
|Larger High School Soccer||40 – 70|
|Tennis Level||Suggested Foot Candles|
|Recreation Level Lighting||20 – 35|
|Club Level Tennis Lighting||30 – 60|
|Competition Level Tennis Lighting||50 – 80|
|College / NCAA Level Tennis Lighting (televised)||90 – 120|
Stadium Lights: How Many Lumens?
To replace 1500-watt metal halide stadium lights, LED stadium lights start at roughly 60,000 lumens and may reach 150,000 lumens. When compared to footcandles, the quantity of light coming from these fixtures will be different.
5. What color temperature works best for sports fields and stadiums?
Commercially, LEDs are offered in color temperatures ranging from 2700K to 6500K. The finest options for stadium lighting are 4000K or 5000K.
Takeaway: Customers want 5000K lights for 98% of the lights we sell. It is, in our opinion, the finest option for replacing metal halides.
6. Verify that the lights have been tested to withstand snow and rain.
IP Ratings are the standard you’re searching for. From IP65 to IP68, the grade for wet weather is given. The wash down certification IP69K is sufficient for outdoor lighting. The majority of the stadium lights on our website have an IP65 rating or better.
Takeaway: Ensure that the lights you buy are IP65 or above.
7. Describe CRI. And why it matters for the lighting of athletic fields and stadiums.
Color Rendering Index, or CRI, is a measurement tool for lighting quality. Recognize that CRI refers to light quality and lumens to light amount. Superior lighting enhances the appearance of both people and things.
High-Pressure Sodium (2200K) light gives things and things a yellowish appearance. HPS’s CRI is subpar.
Under LED, whose CRI spans from 70 to 95+, objects seem more realistic and lifelike.
Conclusion: Less light is needed the greater the quality of the light. Seek for lighting with a CRI of 70 or above.
8. Understand the input voltage
There are two standard voltage ranges for LED lights. High voltage and regular voltage. Knowing your voltage can help you buy the proper LED driver for your sports field’s voltage requirements. Additionally, LED drivers are made to adapt to the input voltage automatically. A 100-277V will thus automatically convert to 120V, 240V, or 277V.
Voltage ranges from 100-277V.
High Voltage ranges from 277 to 480 V or 347 to 480 V.
9. How to tell whether a stadium or sports field light is of the caliber you need
Quality may refer to a variety of things. The product’s quality comes first. A product is considered to be of high quality if it has passed UL or ETL safety tests. It has a lifetime that is at least as long as the warranty, which is at least five years. A well-made, high-quality Stadium Light could be expected to survive for at least 10-15 years with little to no maintenance.
Quality also pertains to the vendor, or the business that provides you with the lighting. The provider need to have a solid track record of operating successfully and offering first-rate pre- and post-sale support. If there are warranty problems, they need to be the ones you contact rather than referring you to someone else. At LED Lighting Supply, we have a long history of supporting our clients, and our stellar evaluations witness our conviction that we should provide them with the greatest choices and services possible.