Why “can I replace my old metal halide lamp with LED but still use my existing poles?” are concerned by quite a club, that is because the poles generally cost 20% of the total sports lighting project value. So, save the cost of the poles means save quite a lot of money. Additionally, with a 14+ week lead time for the poles, the job could be completed a lot sooner with a lot less hassle and mess if not changing the poles.
So, what is the answer to “can I replace my old metal halide lamp with LED but still use my existing poles?”?
It is hard to answer “yes” or “no”, but two points are super important that you need to concern about.
- the weight of the sports light
Whilst your poles may have happily supported metal halide fittings for many years, LED fittings tend to be around 50% heavier than equivalent metal halides.
You have to consider whether your pole can withstand the excess weight.
2.the windages area/ “sail area”
Many LED’s are mounted up at an angle rather than flat mount like most metal halides. This extra “sail area” is a major factor to be taken into account in the engineering calculations and would be the primary cause of issues, even more so than the weight.
AIKO lighting G3 Harmony sports light can well replace your old metal halide lamp using your existing poles. With light weight and small windages area/ “sail area”, your sports lighting projects can be more easier.