What are stadium lights?

LED Stadium Lights are very high wattage lights that are usually high mounted and have a small beam angle, usually between 20-60 degrees. Small beam angles have better focusing effects, allowing light to reach the ground from a higher height without much loss.

The installation height of the stadium lights varies with the venue, and the beam angle will also vary according to the height. The general installation height is between 25 and 60 feet, and in some special stadiums, the installation height may also be more than 100 feet.

Some info on stadium lights

The main aspects that affect all stadium lighting setups are beam angle, light color, glare and photometric studies.

Beam Angle

Beam angle is the most important factor. High-end optics on the stadium lights determine the angle. For example, the CAD design and robotic manufacturing of optical lenses is complex. A reasonable beam angle can spread the light evenly on the field, but a wrong angle may destroy the actual effect, and even cause dazzling, thus affecting the viewing experience.

Coverage of LED Stadium Lights

A: 30 degree lens stadium lights are the most common. NEMA 3 classified, same as 1500 watt metal halide sports lighter. At 30 feet, it produces a circle about 50 feet in diameter. However at 50 feet it produces a good photo coil of about 70 feet.

How to choose the best LED stadium lights?

Look for Quality

When it comes to LED lights, go for the high end. The most important component is the LED power supply, using a power supply from a high-end manufacturer such as Sosen or MeanWell can make the lamp last longer and also means saving on maintenance costs. Using high-end LED lamp beads will also improve the durability and efficiency of long-term stadium lights, so keep an eye out for high-end brands like Epistar, Bridgelux, Lumileds, etc.

The Necessity of Water-proofing

Stadium lights are usually set outdoors and exposed to humidity, rain, humidity, etc. This specific use environment may cause damage to electronic equipment, so it is necessary to purchase lights with a waterproof rating of IP65 or above to ensure that they can be used for a long time without

Stronger light

Prevention of glare is a major factor. Glare can affect the viewer’s experience. Therefore, all of our lights have anti-glare settings built in, mainly in high-end optical lenses and waterproof covers. In addition to these, you also need to understand the correct combination of angles and intensity of lights to reduce glare in specific stadium lighting layouts and situations.

Photometric Design

Photometry is a measure of how we perceive light with our eyes. This measures brightness as well as changes in lighting due to motion or other forces. To do this, pre-test runs are the most common practice. The pitch has powerful adjustment tools that allow you to monitor and move the lights as needed during testing by adjusting the angle.

Where to Use Stadium Lights ?

Different sporting events and venues determine the types and areas of lighting in different stadiums. Let’s take a look at what a large stadium display might require.

1. Outdoor Football Field

Most football fields are usually outdoors, so lighting is critical to ensure games can be played at night. Football stadium lighting is usually set close to the auditorium, so it can help the audience focus on the field. The angles of the different edges of the stadium determine the angle of the lights that are being used. In addition to the angle, outdoor stadiums also need to make sure the lights are waterproof and have a proper cooling system to avoid overheating and causing the lights to break.

2. Tennis Court or Private Pickleball Court

Compared with large stadiums, tennis courts are much more closed. Numerous tennis courts illuminate the building as they are the centerpiece of country clubs and private living communities. Light pollution and over-lit spaces need to be avoided. Low-wattage stadium lights may be the best way for you to move forward.

3. Anywhere You Want Bright Light

In general, 500 watts is the best choice and will meet the needs of most venues, but of course 1200 watts can be used at a range of 70-200 feet

Why switch to LED for stadium lighting?

Traditional light sources such as incandescent, fluorescent and HID lamps contain chemicals that contribute to global warming and pollution. Including mercury, lead and other dangerous substances produce ultraviolet radiation. All of these light sources can cause injury to spectators and players, as well as anyone else in these stadiums. LED stadium lights avoid this risk. Because LED does not have these harmful substances, it also does not produce ultraviolet rays, and has high conversion efficiency, which maximizes the use of energy, and the light output can reach 85% and above.

High Energy Efficiency

LED lights are more efficient than previous lighting technologies, resulting in huge differences in the amount of electricity each fixture uses. A 300 watt LED stadium light can replace a 1000 watt metal halide stadium light, saving 700 watts in wattage per light and 2 times more efficient.

High CRI for vivid color

During the competition, athletes have very high requirements for vision, and they need to make the most reasonable judgments based on the details. LED sports lighting can help athletes focus on the activities that are taking place. This is achieved through a high CRI level to help athletes see the people around them. CRI is the balance between light and dark, but it is not limited to controlling the contrast. In a specific scene, it can make the scene more vivid. Although lumen is of great importance to sports scenes, temperature and CRI also play an important role. Important colors, including the colors of the court or sportswear, must be clearly visible. It also extends to the type of ball used, so it can be easily seen moving at high speed.

Light Color

Usually 5000K pure white is the color of choice for sports. Light color CCT representation. CCT is one of the important factors in stadium lighting, and different CCTs present different colors. When choosing stadium lights, choose the desired color temperature according to your target effect.

All in all, LED stadium lights are a very meaningful technology, especially for large-scale events like the Olympics. If you are looking for more information about LED Sport Light or are considering LED stadium light conversion, please email us at sales@bbier.com. We are always ready to help!