LED Stadium LightsLED Stadium lights, or LED Sport Lights, are high power replacements for metal halide stadium lights. These lights are found lighting up baseball fields, football fields and other large outdoor sporting venues. LED Wattages range between 300 and 2000, producing 50,000 to over 200,000 lumens. But power and lumens by itself is not enough. Stadium Lights need optic packages to be able to deliver the light where its needed. The light on the fields needs to be bright. And collectively, the light needs to be uniform. Optics between 10 and 150 degrees provides all the options needed to brighten any field. For stadium lighting, narrow optic beams tend to be used more often. LED Lighting Supply has stadium lights that can easily replace 1000 Watt, 1500 Watt and 2000 Watt Metal Halide. Get Your Free LED Stadium Lighting Plan
How many Stadium Lights do you need?
The best way to determine how many stadium lights you need is to get a Stadium Lighting Plan done. Guessing, or replacing lights one for one is not a good plan or strategy. Picking the right power / lumens / optic package is not easy. Choosing a stadium light with a 45 degree beam angle when 10 degrees is needed can make the difference between a successful conversion to LED and a bad conversion.
What is a Stadium Lighting Plan?
A Stadium Lighting Plan is developed by specialized Lighting Photometric Software. It allows you to create or import the dimensions of a sports field, place or locate the poles on the field, and add lights to the poles.
Using the the software, each light is aimed to light up a specific location of the field. The software calculated foot candle readings, and also shows you how evenly and well lit the field is.
Without a lighting plan, you would essentially be guessing on what wattage, lumen package and optic is right for you. The probability of you "guessing" right is < 1%.
A lighting plan takes away all the guesswork, and is the first step to having a successful stadium light conversion over to LED.
Foot Candle Recommendations for Stadiums and Sports Arenas
|Sport||Class I Foot Candle Levels||Class II Foot Candle Levels||Class III Foot Candle Levels|
|Baseball - High school||50 (outfield)||30 (outfield)||20 (outfield)|
|Baseball - College||75 (infield)||50 (infield)||30 (infield)|
Are LED Stadium Lights a good replacement for Metal Halide?
LED's have come a long way in the past 5 years. They are now high power, high lumen fixtures that can easily replace 1000W, 1500W and 2000W Metal Halide.
Beyond that, lifespans of LED are significantly longer than Metal Halide, so maintenance becomes a non-issue. And LED lights are instant on, instant off. There are no long warm up periods to get the benefits of the light. Other reasons why LEDs outperform Metal Halide Stadium Lights:
We have models designed to replace 400 Watts, 1000 Watts, 1500 Watts and 2000 Watts Metal Halide
Turns on instantly. No long warm up periods.
High quality lighting (CRI) - making the sports experience better for players and fans
Long life and great lumen maintenance - no need to replace dim metal halide bulbs
How many LED lumens do you need to replace Metal Halide Stadium lights?
To replace 1000 Watts Metal Halide, you should consider a LED Lumen package 50,000 lumens or greater.
To replace 1500 Watts Metal Halide, you should consider a LED Lumen package 75,000 lumens or greater.
To replace 2000 Watts Metal Halide, you should consider a LED Lumen package 100,000 lumens or greater.