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Hockey Arena Lighting Design

The first question when working on a project is often: How Many LED Lights Do I Need to properly light an indoor or outdoor hockey rink or ice rink? How bright does it need to be? How can I make this a successful lighting upgrade? A sports lighting layout for ice rinks / hockey rinks is the ideal first step to ensure your LED lighting gives the desired foot candle level and bright, balanced light providing the best experience for hockey players and ice skaters.

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Let our experts design a lighting plan for your project. Trusted by contractors.

  • 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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Hockey Rink lighting design / skating rink lighting plans uses specialized lighting design software to model indoor ice rinks and arenas. It calculates the number of fixtures you’ll need. It will show you where these fixtures should be installed. And it will provide light levels on the ice and light balance.

Light balance is just as important as light levels. Creating a lighting solution that’s bright and balanced is the difference between noticing how good the light is and how bad it is.

We offer free lighting designs for our commercial lighting and industrial lighting clients, electricians, electrical contractors, and Escos.

Lighting balance can influence the game by ensuring optimal visibility and reducing shadows and glare that would affect players’ performance.

Balanced lighting is essential to provide uniform illumination, reducing contrasts that can cause eye strain and interfere with players’ and spectators’ experience. No player wants to move the puck from hotspot to shadow.

The process of calculating the number of fixtures involves using design software to model the rink. We use industry-leading AGI32 software. The software allows us to model the hockey rink, place fixtures, choose fixtures, and configure until light levels and balance are optimal.

The challenges in creating a balanced light solution for hockey arenas include achieving uniform brightness across the ice surface. Ice is highly reflective, so you have to try to minimize glare as much as possible.

The key elements in hockey arena lighting design include

  • desired brightness
  • balance and uniformity
  • color temperature
  • glare control