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Football Field Lighting Design

The first question when working on a project is often: How Many LED Lights Do I Need for a Football Field? How bright does it need to be? How can I make this a successful lighting upgrade? A sports lighting layout for football fields is the ideal first step to ensure your LED lighting gives the desired foot candle level and bright, balanced light. We can help make your football field the star attraction for friday night football!

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  • Professionally Designed Lighting Layout
  • Fixture Count & Recommendation
  • Improved Energy Efficiency & Reduced Maintenance

How long does it take to get a plan?

Indoor1-2 business days
Outdoor2-3 business days


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What is Football Lighting Design?

Football field lighting design is the process of using software to model lighting within a new or existing football stadium or field. The software allows us to use different lighting options to determine which particular light provides the best overall result, meeting the foot candle requirements of the customer. It also ensures that the design provides balanced lighting across the entire field, so players aren’t experiencing overly bright or underlit areas.

What are the Benefits of Doing Football Stadium Lighting Design?

Creating a lighting plan takes away most if not all, risks of adding or changing out lights on the football field. The plan will show you where the lights and lighting system should be installed, where they should be aimed, and calculate the light levels on the field. It will also show you how well the light is balanced, from end-zone to end-zone. In this way, the proper light, with the best optic, can be discovered inside the software, without you spending $1 to figure out what type of light you need.

What is the Ideal Football Field Lighting Layout?

The ideal lighting layout shows you where all the lights are installed, where they are aimed, and how bright and balanced the field will be if you use the lights we recommend in the plan.

What Light Level is Required for a Football Field?

It depends on the level of play.

Here is what we would recommend for the following levels of football play and professional stadium pitch lighting.

  • Recreational Football: 20 foot candles
  • Middle School: 30 foot candles
  • High School: 30-40 foot candles
  • Pro Level High School: 50 foot candles
  • College: 60-150 foot candles

What are the Benefits of Using LED Football Stadium Lights?

There are many benefits to using LED Stadium lights. LED Lights, using high-quality LED chips, excel in high light efficiency and energy saving. When LED is used as football field lights instead of older HID technology, the results are outstanding. A combination of beam angle and symmetrical and asymmetrical optics, these lights provide a significant upgrade over old-style Metal Halide lamps. So whether you are looking for lighting for a high school football grounds, college football club, or outdoor football stadiums, starting with a football field lighting design is the best way to start the process.

Do You Provide Football Field Lighting Layouts?

Yes, we have created 1000s of football and sports field lighting plans using LED Sports Lighting for our customers.

What is the Difference Between a Lighting Design Calculator and a Lighting Plan?

Use a calculator if:

  • You are looking for a free, online tool to quickly calculate the number of fixtures you need
  • You want quick, simple, and immediate results
  • You are looking for a count of light fixtures needed based on a specific budget
  • You need a rough estimate on quantity and layout/configuration does not matter
  • There is no need to include specific light balance and shadows in your documentation

Use a lighting plan layout if:

  • You would like a professional lighting plan engineer to review your requirements
  • You need a calculated lighting plan that shows foot candle readings
  • You need to see how balanced the light levels are, and you care about reducing shadows
  • You want to show aiming angles, and light positions in scale within your indoor or outdoor area
  • You need professional assurance that the lights you buy will be the right choice

Sample Football Field Lighting Plan and Heat Map

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