How to Replace HID Fixture with LED Stadium Light

HID (high-intensity discharge) fixtures are a type of lighting that use metal halide or high-pressure sodium lamps to produce bright and powerful illumination for stadium applications. They are popular for their high light output and long lifespan, but they also have many disadvantages, such as high energy consumption, frequent maintenance, and environmental hazards. LED (light-emitting diode) fixtures are more energy-efficient, durable, long-lasting, and eco-friendly than HID fixtures. Therefore, many stadium owners and managers are switching from HID to LED Stadium Light to save money and improve lighting quality.

There are two main ways to replace HID fixture with LED stadium light: replacing the entire fixture with a new LED fixture, or retrofitting the existing fixture with an LED conversion kit. Replacing the fixture involves removing the old HID fixture and installing a new LED fixture that is compatible with the existing wiring and mounting. Retrofitting the fixture involves replacing the HID components (lamp and ballast) with LED components (lamp and driver) and keeping the existing fixture housing.

Both methods have their pros and cons, depending on the situation and preference of the user. Replacing the fixture may offer better performance, design, and warranty than retrofitting, but it may also cost more upfront and require more labor and expertise. Retrofitting the fixture may be cheaper and easier than replacing, but it may also compromise the light output, distribution, and lifespan of the LED components.

We’d like to focus on how to replace the entire fixture with a new LED stadium light.

  1. Select the power equivalent of LED stadium light.

The first step is to choose an LED stadium light that has the same or similar lumen output as the HID fixture you are replacing. Lumen output is a measure of how much light a fixture produces. You can use a HID to LED conversion chart to find out the equivalent wattage of LED lights for different wattages of HID lights.For example, a 1500-watt HID fixture can be replaced by a 500-watt LED stadium light.

  1. Select the right mounting option.

The second step is to choose an LED stadium light that has the same mounting option as the HID fixture you are replacing. Mounting option is a type of installation method that attaches the fixture to the pole or structure. There are different types of mounting options for different types of fixtures, such as slip fitter, trunnion mount, yoke mount, etc. You need to make sure that the LED stadium light you choose has the same mounting option as the HID fixture you are replacing, or use an adapter if necessary.

  1. Remove the old HID fixture.

The third step is to remove the old HID fixture when replacing it with a new LED stadium light. To remove the old HID fixture, you need to turn off the power supply, disconnect the wires that connect the fixture to the power source, unscrew or unfasten the bolts or clamps that secure the fixture to the pole or structure, and carefully lower or lift the fixture from its position.

  1. Install the new LED stadium light.  

The final step is to install the newLED stadium light after removing the old HID fixture. To install the new LED stadium light, you need to reverse the steps of removing the old HID fixture: lift or lower the new LED stadium light to its position, screw or fasten the bolts or clamps that secure the fixture to the pole or structure, connect the wires that connect the fixture to the power source, and turn on the power supply.

By following these steps, you can successfully replace your HID fixture with a new LED stadium light. However, if you are not confident or experienced in doing this yourself, you should always consult a professional electrician or lighting expert for assistance.

 AIKO lighting is the expert in LED stadium light, AIKO proposed professional lightinq solution which can meet all the needs of international sports federation and helping facility managers benefit from numerous advantages both in terms of efficiency and reduction of the the management and maintenance cost and increasing their revenue by providing fans ultimate visual experience.

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