With the right outdoor stadium lighting, every game is an exciting experience. High-quality outdoor stadium lighting can reduce the glare to the camera and the audience, and create a comfortable sports environment for athletes. So, how do you ensure that your outdoor stadium lighting and indoor stadium lighting can create such an unforgettable experience?

For the best outdoor stadium lighting, LED lights are the only way to go.

What is LED outdoor stadium lighting?

LED stadium lights are very important to the performance of players. When every move can have a huge impact, a low-glare lamp with better brightness is the right choice. LED outdoor stadium lighting is specially designed for outdoor stadium applications. High-tech optics ensure that the light reaches where you need it without glare.

The main purpose of LED outdoor stadium lighting is to improve the visibility of athletes by providing light similar to natural sunlight. In addition, it also improves the visibility of spectators and referees. One of the great advantages of outdoor stadium lighting is that they are suitable for all types of sports.

This type of lighting can be used in the following sports fields:
• Football field
• Baseball field
• Basketball court
• Tennis court
• Peak Field
• Horse riding
• Cricket Ground

Reasons for choosing LED lights as outdoor stadium lighting:

LED lights are very suitable for stadium applications because it is an efficient lighting solution. The LED lights emit safe and high-quality light to ensure that the audience has an excellent fan experience. The light produced by these lights replicates natural sunlight, it is safe and allows players to see more clearly. Everyone knows that LED lights can be used for a long time and save energy costs.

Why choose LED outdoor stadium lighting?

There are several reasons to invest in LED outdoor stadium lighting. Here are some of the most important ones:

1. Safer

One of the primary reasons for installing LED outdoor stadium lighting is the safety of players, staff and spectators. This lighting solution produces less pollution and provides uniform light on the sports field. This makes it easier for the eyes to see a better view to avoid errors and injuries.

2. Last longer

LED outdoor stadium lighting is sturdy and durable; they will not be easily damaged. This is why it is the perfect choice for sports fields. These lamps have been developed over a long period of time and have a life span of 6 times longer than traditional lamps. LED outdoor stadium lighting can work continuously for up to 50,000 hours. With the addition of materials, elevator leasing, and electrician time, the maintenance cost of 1,500 watts of metal halide may reach $5,000 in 20 years.

3. Brightness level

LED outdoor stadium lighting is very suitable for improving the visibility of players, fans and officials. LED sports field lights are designed to be brighter than traditional lighting. Low cost increases foot candles on the playing field. This is why it is an ideal choice for stadiums.

4. Low maintenance

Another reason for installing LED outdoor stadium lighting is its low maintenance. Since it can last up to 50,000 hours, you don’t have to change the lamp frequently. Save a lot of maintenance and ladder rent.

5. No hazardous chemicals

LED outdoor stadium lighting is environmentally friendly. This is because they do not contain mercury and do not emit ultraviolet rays that are harmful to the skin and the environment. From 1,000 to 2,000 watts, metal halides emit dangerous levels of ultraviolet light, which are full of mercury. It’s time to get rid of these!

6. Replacement of high-pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps

LED outdoor stadium lighting is very suitable to replace metal halide lamps and high pressure sodium lamps. For conference lighting, you must pay attention to wattage, and for LED lights, you must pay attention to lumens. Take a look at the LED lights that must be used when replacing old lights.

• If you want to replace a 400-watt metal halide lamp or a high-pressure sodium lamp, you must use a 150-watt, 20,000 lumens LED light.
• To replace a 1000 watt high pressure sodium lamp or metal halide, you should install a 300 watt LED light with 40,000 lumens.
• If you want to replace a 1500 watt high voltage or metal halide lamp, you can use a 450 watt and 60,000 lumens LED light.
• If you want to replace a 2000 watt high voltage or metal halide lamp, you can use 600 watts and 80,000 lumens of LED lights.

How to choose outdoor stadium lighting?

When you go to the market to buy LED outdoor stadium lighting, you need to pay attention to various factors. Take a look at these things to make sure you have  ordered the correct outdoor stadium lighting.

1. Choose high-quality LED chips and drivers

When choosing stadium lights, you need bright enough lights to ensure safe sports and stadium navigation, but not too bright to make spectators and athletes uncomfortable. So the first thing you need to confirm is lumen. People think that Watt is an indicator of brightness level. This is a huge misunderstanding; Watt indicates how much energy the lamp uses. The lumens must be used to determine the brightness level.

High-quality LED chips and drivers can provide high luminous efficiency and extremely low failure rate. We recommend that you choose stadium lights with high-quality LED chips and drivers.

2. Choose the right beam angle

Another thing to consider when installing LED lights is the beam angle. Outdoor stadium lighting is essential to provide uniform and bright light. This is why the beam angle is an important aspect when buying LED sports field lights. The standard beam of a 40-80 foot lamp is 30 degrees. On the other hand, some lamps may require beam angles of 15, 30 or even 60 degrees. Different beam angles are suitable for different installation positions. For example, the wider beam angle is uniform but the ground brightness is lower, so it is suitable for small venues with lower heights. The smaller beam angle has lower uniformity, but the ground brightness is higher, so it is more suitable for higher installation places. Therefore, in order to meet the lighting requirements of different venues, we generally recommend two beam angles to be used together. Bbier’s outdoor stadium lighting has 15°, 30°, 60°, 90° and 120° beam angles to choose from. Please tell us your specific requirements, we can provide you with a complete solution.

3. IP rating and surge protection rating

As we all know, outdoor stadium lighting is installed outdoors, so it is easily affected by water and humidity. At the same time, because outdoor stadium lighting is mostly used in places with a height of 8-35m, thunderstorms will also affect the lighting. At Bbier, our stadium lights have IP66 and 10KV surge protection, which can avoid these problems. In addition, the detachable design of the power supply enables better maintenance of the lamp and protects the stable operation of the driver.

4. Good heat dissipation performance

Good heat dissipation can extend the service life of LED outdoor stadium lighting. High-quality heat dissipation materials and excellent heat dissipation system can prevent the lamp tube from overheating and damage, thereby reducing the failure rate and saving maintenance costs.


CRI (Color Rendering Index) refers to the degree of color display under sunlight. The higher the color rendering index, the better the color rendering ability of LED outdoor stadium lighting. In general sports lighting, the color rendering index is 80. However, in high-standard broadcast activities, the color rendering index should be 90.

6. Glare rating (GR)

One of the reasons to buy LED outdoor stadium lighting is that it can help athletes see clearly and reduce glare. In order to improve the performance of the player, it is recommended to buy a lamp with acrylic optical lens. This is because it is very suitable for reducing glare.
GR is very important in sports lighting. If the GR is too high, the athlete will feel uncomfortable. For example, they may not see a fast moving ball. Bbier’s stadium lights have excellent lenses, combined with DiaLux simulation to minimize glare in critical areas. If you need, you can contact us via email.

The LED outdoor stadium lighting provided by the manufacturer of Bbier can directly meet your needs.

Outdoor stadium lighting is used in a variety of different environments. Although they both involve athletes and spectators, the actual settings themselves vary depending on the lighting needs. Don’t know how to start? Please contact us at phoebe@bbier.com for photometric research of stadium projects.

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