We may want to know the cost before and after the purchase of stadium lights. Before purchasing, we might as well know how much the stadium lights cost, the best and the lowest; and after installation, we will care about the operating costs of the stadium lights, such as maintenance and electricity costs.

Many customers ask us about the cost and price of stadium lighting, when illuminating football fields, and other large outdoor area-sized venues and facilities (usually involving replacement or retrofitting of old 1000W to 2000W metal halide light sources).

So, what is the cost of LED stadium lights and the price of sports lighting fixtures in 2022?

We have learned that most stadiums will have an average requirement of 200 lux. However, we have experience with all types of lighting installations from 100 to 1200 lux. Nevertheless, 1200 lux is usually only suitable for higher league standards, that is, there are TV HD or 4K broadcasts every week.

Assuming that a venue requires approximately 200 lux, this means that the customer’s goal should be to install a total of 22,000 watts of total lighting power in the stadium (approximately 20 to 24 1000 watt LED floodlights or sports lights). Generally speaking, depending on the model or grade of the LED light you choose, the budget for completing a specific type of football field should range from US$18,000 to US$25,000. Although the value of the project may be slightly more expensive than the use of metal halides, in the long run, it brings several advantages compared with the old light source: brightness level, energy saving of 65% and longer life.

After the stadium is completed, the most important thing the owners want to know before buying fixtures is the stadium lights cost. According to the brand and source of led sports lighting fixtures, the price of the product cannot be unified. However, for a classic high school football/soccer field, the total cost is between $35,000 and $120,000.

After installing the lights, we will worry about the operating costs of the football field lights, including maintenance and electricity costs. It is undeniable that the LED lights used for stadium lighting can reach up to 76,000 US dollars, and the hourly cost is about 9 to 20 US dollars. But this is only an estimate. The specific cost needs to be determined based on the type of lamps, the height and number of masts, the size of the venue, and the specific lighting requirements of the game.

If you use our LED lights, how many lights should you buy? This may depend on several factors, such as the number of rods, their location, height, etc. However, for an average of 200 lux, you should expect 21Kw to be installed on the ground.

Then let us give a concrete project example:

If the client has a standard size 105m x 70m football field and knows he wants 300lux, he will ask us to estimate the proposal and lighting solution. How do we design it? When we consider this, of course we need to consider the customer’s budget plan, so we have a wide range of light models. Our customers can choose different specifications, performance and prices according to their specific requirements and budget plans; this will affect the cost and price of stadium lighting, and the replacement of metal halide lamps with LED floodlights.

The price of Bbier stadium lights itself ranges from US$200 to US$700, and if you use LED stadium lights, the running electricity cost is about US$0.1 to US$1 per hour. However, this is just a general case. This value varies greatly depending on the type of lighting, the size of the court, the height of the pole, and the nature of the game (whether it is a professional game or a casual game).

How much does the entire project of stadium lights cost?

1.Electricity and operating costs

The operating cost of high school football stadium lights is relatively lower than that of professional stadiums in the Olympic Games and the Premier League. Since electricity bills are easier to calculate, let’s solve this problem first. Take the most typical high school stadium as an example, because the lighting requirements are about 300 to 400 lux, about 35,000W of LED lights are needed to provide sufficient illuminance for the lawn and auditorium. If a metal halide lamp is used, the required power is 70,000W! Because LED has better energy efficiency, we need 70,000W MH to provide the same brightness as 35,000W LED.

Since the average electricity bill in the United States is about $0.12 kW/hour; therefore, the running cost of stadium lighting is about 35000 * 0.12 / 1000 = $4.2 / hour. If they work 8 hours a day and 15 days a month, the cost per day is US$33.6 and the monthly cost is US$504. Therefore, it is wise to replace metal halides with LED stadium lights, because we can immediately save $504 in energy costs every month!

As for the maintenance cost, it is negligible compared with the electricity bill. This is because LED is a durable stadium light because of its solid-state characteristics. The service life is about 8 times longer than that of metal halide lamps, HID or HPS lamps. The led stadium lights can work for about 27 years under the above settings, which can save maintenance and replacement costs, and the installation cost can be very high. Despite the above advantages, will it be expensive to buy LED stadium lights?

2.Stadium lights cost

In addition to electricity bills, many of us may want to know what the stadium lights cost is. For a typical high school stadium, the total cost ranges from US$40,000 to US$100,000, depending on the brand and origin of the LED lights.

We are an experienced manufacturer of LED sports lighting, providing high-quality and low-cost stadium lights. We have many project experience, if you are interested in our products, please feel free to fill out the contact form to contact us. If you prefer to send email directly, please feel free to send us a message via email Phoebe@bbier.com, we look forward to your message.

3.Installation and reinforcement costs

In addition to the price of the lamp itself, the next thing to consider is the installation cost. The average installation cost of indoor stadiums ranges from US$70,000 to US$79,134, and the average installation cost of outdoor stadiums ranges from US$79,134 to US$2,458,17. In order to achieve the required average illuminance, 10-20 sets of lamps can be installed on the poles of the stadium. However, the nature of the many poles is not enough to accommodate such a large number of stadium lights (15-20 kg per lamp), so expensive reinforcement must be carried out. You may have overlooked this point, the cost of reinforcement may be 2.5 times the price of the fixture. Therefore, please check the weight carefully when purchasing LED. It is best to choose a new light stadium light like Bbier lighting products (using high-quality cold-forged die-cast aluminum design, which can reduce the weight by 33%) to avoid facing expensive reinforcement before installation.

4.Maintenance fees

When many people are considering switching to LEDs, they are worried that the cost of buying LED stadium lights is high and they cannot afford it. In fact, with the development of LED technology, Bbier Lighting’s latest LED stadium lights use MEAN WELL drivers and OSRAM chips. While ensuring high lumens, it can also have a service life of 50,000 to 100,000 hours. The MH lamp was on for 8,769 hours. Although the price of led stadium lights will be several times that of metal halide lights, in the same six years, the stadium lights with their high-quality performance (using the latest high-quality optical devices, brightness and service life further increased by 15% -20 %), without any maintenance costs, but the metal halide lamp needs to be repurchased and replaced every year. Even after 6 years, the LED lights still work normally. Can you say that the purchase cost of LED lights is high?

All in all, taking the most classic high school stadium as an example, from the analysis of lighting requirements, the total cost is about 35,000 U.S. dollars at 300 lux and about 120,000 U.S. dollars at 400 lux. However, in the long run, you will save more electricity and maintenance costs, hundreds of thousands of dollars.

As a manufacturer in Shenzhen, China, we have a team of experienced LED lighting solutions experts, and at the same time provide customers with high-quality and inexpensive stadium lights (300 watts-1500 watts).

Want to know more? Please contact us at phoebe@bbier.com

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