At LED Lighting Supply we have assisted in lighting a variety of fields and courts; from tennis courts, football fields, to even softball fields. What is the thing most of these have in common? They’re all typically played outside, so how do we handle lighting plans when one of these sport activities is played on an inside field?
LED Lighting Supply was approached by Conyers Electrical to upgrade the lighting of Legacy Elite Indoor Softball Practice Facility to energy efficient LED High Bay Lights. Using the ceiling height we were able to upgrade from their previous metal halides to energy efficient LED Fixtures.
As a result of our Lighting Specialists and lighting design software, we are able to provide an LED Upgrade to the 400 Watt Metal Halide High Bay Lights. These lights, per fixture, consumed 350 Watts less than the metal halide lights they replaced (including metal halide ballast draw) and provided better, brighter and balanced lighting across the indoor ball field.
How Much Does Lighting Cost?
Converting to LED may not be as expensive as an online search may show. A quick search can show High bays costing around $2,000- $3,000 dollars for 6 fixtures, that’s not entirely accurate. The cost for a high bay comes down to; is it high voltage? And how many lumens does it produce? Legacy Elite Indoor Softball Practice Facility was able to reach the foot candles desired and optimal cost with a few of our MLLG-LED-HBC-150-5-120.
Often times at LED Lighting Supply we run into customers believing they need a certain wattage to get the light levels they are looking for, but that’s not entirely correct. When choosing the right fixture for the job we need to look at the lumens. Legacy Elite Indoor Softball Practice Facility has an indoor ceiling height of around 25 ft and needed 50 foot candles on the ground. Because of this our lighting specialists needed a fixture that put out around 20,000 to 25,000 lumens but was still cost effective, hence the fixture chosen; MLLG-LED-HBC-150-5-120.
Once our Lighting Specialists have helped pinpoint the best fixture, such as the MLLG-LED-HBC-150-5-120. They are able to create their own lighting plan to give to the customer directly. While this lighting plan software is simpler than the one our Product Specialist use, it is no less important as it provides the customer with necessary information on how their fixtures will work in their indoor space. Furthermore with our Lighting Specialist having their own lighting software they are able to provide the lighting plan to the customer immediately.
PROJECT SOLUTION AND RESULTS
The formula for getting ideal lighting is a combination of the project objectives, the expert product selection, as well as the lighting design process. These together create astounding results and amazing lighting for our customers, like the Legacy Elite Sports’ indoor field, as seen below.
In conclusion the upgrade to LED’s not only brightened up Legacy Elite Indoor Softball Practice Facility it is also energy efficient, longer lasting, and can be cost effective with the right fixtures and the right professionals. Feel free to Contact Us if you would like to talk to us about your field
“The players, parents and all the visiting college coaches love it!” Nancy
About the Author
Cory Peterson is Director of Sales & Marketing at LED Lighting Supply where he focuses on improving customer experience and revenue operations. Cory writes about commercial & industrial lighting, along with topics important to contractors and facility managers. In his free time, Cory enjoys traveling, snorkeling, exercise and cooking.