The importance of football field lighting

I believe we will encounter such a group of people at the football stadium. When they make a mistake, they will say “the ground is slippery” or “the lights are glare”.  They always put the blame on objective things.  However, in real situations, the objective environment can greatly affect the game and the state of the game.  Today we’re going to talk about one of the most important factors in football stadium lighting.

The stadium is a huge outdoor structure designed to showcase the game for every fan.  Football is not just a game, but a game with its own strategy, creating suspense every minute.  It requires specific skills and teams to compete.  

It is necessary to have bright football sports lights because they not only provide ample lighting for the game and others on the field, but also provide many benefits to fans, players and administrators.  For example, flexible events are arranged to allow spectators and visitors to easily and safely enter and exit the stadiums and enhance the fan experience.  

Different physical activities, different lighting requirements.  Like cricket, the action is fast, the game is small, the viewing distance is long, the need for high brightness.  Football, on the other hand, is slower, the game is played on a large scale, and the viewing distance is very close, so the brightness may be a little lower.  Playing at night is a very challenging task, therefore we need to ensure that there is enough lighting to simulate the natural light of the day to ensure continuity of movement inside the stadium.

Reduce the cost and extend the service life

The main reason LED football field lights have become so popular in such a short period of time is cost savings.  Aiko Leds are rated for 138,000 hours, much longer than HID.  If used in conjunction with the intelligent control system, energy consumption can be reduced by 90%, and through the intelligent control system, you can adjust the lighting time on or off, extend its service life.  They produce more light while consuming less power and provide efficient and quality light output.  It can also withstand various weather conditions, including high winds, heavy rain and freezing temperatures, reducing the probability of maintenance. 

Safe for people and the environment  

Traditional light sources will lead to environmental problems such as air pollution and global warming.  Metal halide lights produce ultraviolet radiation, which is very harmful to humans.  They convert 95 percent of their electricity into heat (not lighting), and most contain dangerous ingredients, such as mercury.  Spectators and athletes can be exposed to these harmful ingredients when they sit and watch games or competitions for long periods of time.  Leds do not produce any UV radiation or harmful ingredients.  They convert only 5 percent of their electricity into heat, which means they don’t generate too much heat.  

Perfect for TV broadcasts  

This is the new era of 4K TV broadcasting.  Most stadiums that use gold halogen lights won’t be able to broadcast in UHD, even if the lights could provide enough illumination for a football field.  The lighting in a football stadium is perfect for the fans in the stadium, but not for the fans watching the game on TV.  This is another reason why football stadiums must adopt LED technology.  Another advantage of leds is that they do not flicker and maintain brightness while suppressing glare.  That means they won’t interfere with slow motion or flash that will interfere with attention.  

Enhance the Game experience  

LED flood sports light have uniform lighting, low glare, precise rod, fixture placement and advanced lenses that ensure optimal visibility, thereby improving the game and the audience’s gaming experience.  If metal hilaide lamps are used in these Spaces, they create bright and dark spots.  It affects the speed at which players see the ball and the spectator experience.  This is a major drawback for players who need to locate the ball in a second before taking any further action.  Therefore, adequate vertical illuminance and uniformity must be provided on all planes.

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