As we all know that football stadium lights play a important role in football field,with the increasing construction of football fields, more and more football field lights appear in people’s field of vision. we often receive different football stadium lights name from different customers. Such as football field lights, football stadium lights, football ground lights, football pitch lights, soccer field lights, soccer pitch lights. Do you know what is the technical term of football stadium lights? And what type lights will be the best football stadium lights? You will find the answer against above questions from this article.
Sector 1, Football stadium lights name
From technical term, we named football stadium lights as floodlights or spotlights.
Flood light or spotlights – what should you choose?
The points listed below will help you make the right choice and plan accordingly
The floodlight is a kind of “point light source” that can illuminate uniformly in all directions. Its illumination range can be adjusted arbitrarily, and it can cast shadows on objects. so it is a good choice when you need to cover a large area of the sports field. They can help cover and extend to areas that are not easily illuminated. Floodlights use LEDs to help provide excellent lighting at an affordable cost. Depending on the brightness level required and the solution used, they can be further subdivided into various categories and designs. The floodlight is installed at an appropriate height so that it can cover a large area. They do not require much setup work and can be easily connected to any power source.
Spotlights is a light that specifies the illumination on the illuminated surface is higher than the surrounding environment. When you need to produce direct lighting and concentrated lighting, you can choose to install them. These lights are a great choice for illuminating doors, entrances and exits. They direct the light beam onto a single area and are suitable for attracting the audience’s attention to a specific area of the sports field. It is important not to overuse the spotlight, because it will eventually destroy the purpose. You only need to use the spotlight on the area you want to highlight. Installing spotlights may require more effort and planning.
Floodlights and spotlights are common in outdoor lighting areas, but their main characteristics and uses are very different. In order to make the best use of these lights, you must understand the difference between them. To ensure that the audience is provided with the goal of providing an excellent experience for players, it is recommended to properly balance the floodlights and spotlights on the sports field.
Sector 2, Stadium lighting guide 2020
1, 2 Point about stadium lights you cannot miss
i, How many lumens are stadium lights?
The greater the flux of the light source, the more light is emitted. Generally, the higher the lumen, the better the light. However, because the light emitted also contains waste light, we need to pay attention to the light control technology of the fixtures in addition to the lumen output of the light. This will be explained in detail in the following chapters.
Lumens are the units of luminous flux. The total amount of light emitted from the light source, expressed as F. The unit is lumens (Lm). The luminous intensity of the point light source is 1 canopy, and the luminous flux emitted at a unit solid angle (1 steradian) is “1 lumen”.
Eg: the output luminous efficacy of MECREE LED lights is 150 lm/W, the lumens of a 1000W stadium lights = 1000W x 150 lm/W = 150,000 lumens.
ii. How to choose the right beam angle for stadium light?
When choosing the right LED lighting for the space, you need to pay attention to the beam angle. The beam angle represents the spread of light from the light source. The narrow beam provides concentrated illumination and is suitable for accent lighting. The wide beam makes the light softer.
Generally, The beam angle is bigger, the center intensify will be more weakness, but the light will be more softer. Such as tennis court lighting, basketball court lighting etc, the height of light pole usually is 6-8m, 60 degree will be used mostly. also can choose 90*135 degree asymmetric beam angle to get better uniformity.
For another court, light pole is high, field is big, Such as football field lighting, cricket field lighting, softball field lighting, baseball field lighting, track field lighting etc, narrow beam angle of 15 degree to 30 degree will be used mostly. like stage lighting need illuminate a small place to gather focus, 10 degree will be good choice.
2, Choose the Best stadium lights (2020)
When we are looking for buying a stadium lights, we would consider kinds of factors. Such as maintenance, light pollution, brightness, uniformity, installation cost, energy consumer, CRI etc. Let’s see what type stadium lights are the best.
Every day, we receive many calls from potential customers, and each with a different reason why they want to convert to LED. Many people worry about the ongoing cost of maintaining current metal halide or high-pressure sodium bulbs. the lifespan of the light bulb is only up to 20,000 hours, and It is not uncommon for metal halides to lose 1/2 of their initial lumen within the first 7500 hours or the half-life of the bulb. in many cases, the lifespan of the light bulb is only 15,000 hours. It is not cheap to replace the bulb in the stadium. These lamps are installed high in the air, up to 100 feet, so the introduction of equipment and manpower will make bulb replacement an expensive proposal. Therefore, it is very meaningful to upgrade stadium lights to LEDs to eliminate such expensive expenditures. From the perspective of long-term ROI, it is definitely very expected.
MECREE GL-SPL series LED stadium light’s lifespan is up to 100000 hours. And ensure the light decay will be less than 5% within 10 years. It greatly extended the period of maintenance and replacement. And the best part- Our lighting fixtures provide 10 years free maintenance. That mean that 0% maintenance cost you will pay within 10 years.
|Type||Metal Halide||Other LED||MECREE LED|
|Warranty||1 year||2-3 years||10 years free maintenance|
-10X Light pollution
Stadium lights are very powerful sport lights. If the stadium lights cannot effectively control the light, it will have many adverse effects, athletes and surrounding residents will be plagued by glare, and the overflowing light will cause light pollution in the night sky.
MECREE SPL series use unique secondary optical design. High transmission glass lens with aluminum alloy reflection cup. Such an optical system can focus light on the field and greatly reduce the light pollution and glare. And we have specially designed anti-glare shield for this lights, if the distance of light pole and field is close ( about 10-20m), and light pole is short, we can choose use anti-shield to reduce the spill light and glare.
|Type||Metal Halide||MECREE LED|
|Spill light||60 LUX||5 LUX|
+250% lights on the field
High efficient MECREE stadium lights provide more LUX of light on the surface relative to the fixture cunt of the system. Due to the secondary optical system design, the central light intensity is very high. we can use less lighting fixtures to get more light.
|Type||Metal halide||Other LED||MECREE LED|
|Surface Light||320 LUX||450 LUX||540 LUX|
MECREE stadium lights shines continuous, bright, evenly distributed light without the hot spots. High uniformity stadium lights make everyone- players, spectators, and broadcasters- can keep their eye on the ball.
Save 50% installation cost
MECREE stadium light is the only LED field lighting system designed to fully use your existing infrastructure. This eliminates the expenses for new poles, crossarms, demolition, engineering, and foundations. It can save you nearly 50% installation cost.
In Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, We replaced 320 pcs 2000W Metal Halide with our 160 pcs 1200w stadium lights directly on customer’s existing light pole.
Reduce 70% Energy consumption
Many customer also pay attention to the issues of energy consumption. Energy consumption will be related to electricity bill. For example: a standard football field used for entertainment, need about 52pcs 2000W MH football stadium lights, we can use 26pcs MECREE 1000W LED to replace. For these stadium lights, if working 5 hours per day and 30 days a month. The average electrical cost in the USA is $0.12 kw/hour. The electricity bill as below:
|Type of lights||Metal Halide||MECREE LED Spotlights|
|Electricity saved every year with Mecree LED||$22464-$5616=$16848.00|
That’s mean you can save $16848.00 electrical bill per year. 10 years will be $168480.00.
The higher the color rendering performance, the more realistic the surface color of the sphere. The stronger the sense of brightness and color produced by the human visual perception system. It shows that the higher the lighting quality of the stadium, the better the lighting effect.
Especially for outdoor sports field, most CRI need 80Ra+, if need HDTV broadcasting, 90Ra+ will be needed. MECREE all series lights can up 80Ra+, 90Ra+, if customer need 95Ra+, we can custom leds stadium light to meet customer’s request.
High CRI VS Low CRI
Section 3, Conclusion
Good stadium lights will not only save a lot of money from long-term operating but also brings many benefits for players, spectators and broadcasting. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right stadium lights. If you have any stadium lighting project, welcome to contact us. Professional service and best stadium lights are waiting for you.
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