LED sports lighting saves money, provides brighter, whiter light for players, helps reduce power usage. In recent years, we have seen an upward trend many stadiums, arenas, fields, and gyms making the switch to LED lighting.
Sports stadiums and arenas are more than a court or field with a stack of benches. The spaces host many events that include flea markets, sports, outdoor games, and concerts. Having bright lights is important because they provide adequate lighting for the sporting teams and any other person on the field. Moreover, they allow visitors and spectators to move into the stadium and leave easily and safely
There is more that goes into choosing and installing LED lighting in stadiums than you might think. There are different requirements based on the sport, size of the arena and field, all while taking TV broadcasting into account as well. This allows for the best picture on spectators screens at home, as well as easy to see plays by fans at the stadium itself.
The Illuminating Engineering Society has created a guide for lighting arena and recreational sports spaces, has sectioned off these sports by levels of play:
Class 1: Top level of competition
Class 2: Intermediate level of competition
Class 3: Low level of competition and supervised training
Most Class 1 stadiums require a minimum of 500 lux for their lighting. However, it is also common for top-level competitors and teams to require at least 800 lux, upwards of 1200 lux at times as well. This allows for TV stations to offer the best, high-definition quality TV for at-home viewers.
Lighting designers must also work around other sources of light and reflection, such as scoreboards, flooring, and weather conditions such as rain, snow, and ice.
AIKO LED’s variety of LED outdoor sports lighting solutions offering a brighter and more visible atmosphere for the fans and the players.