When compared to metal halide, HPS, and halogen stadium lights for sporting events, high-quality LED stadium lights from Yibai LED Lighting are the most energy-efficient option. Our high quality LED football field lighting fixtures for football fields can save electricity costs while also improving user compliance.
You can choose from our stadium floodlighting fixtures with power ranging from 100 to 1920 watts (14000 to 288000 lumens). Our LED sports lights have a 100000-hour lifespan while utilizing up to 75% less energy. Please do not hesitate to contact our engineer if you need high-power flood lights for your stadium to receive a free lighting design.
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Features of Our LED Stadium Lights
The quality of our lighting has improved in line with the more stringent sports lighting regulations. The energy economy, effective ground reach lumen, anti-glare, and anti-flickering capabilities have all increased by 30% with our 5th-generation optic lens. We think our new generation lighting is the ideal option for both outdoor and indoor tournaments in fast-paced sports like football that require active player movement.
Our third-generation, all-in-one heat dissipation system is composed of a thick expanded fin and an enlarged LED base plate. By efficiently transferring heat from the source (LED chips) to the circular aluminum heat sink structure, this technology lowers the junction temperature. The lights are well-protected as a result of the decreased temperature inside the lamp body and the optic lens. This explains why our stadium LED lighting lasts more than 100000 hours.
Ingenious LED Packaging Innovation
Only the highest quality LED items come in gold wire-free packaging. We employ this amazing technology because it allows us to further boost the LEDs’ effectiveness and lifespan. In addition, we improved the packaging’s main substance for added insurance.
Compact LED Lights
You spend less money and effort installing lighter luminaires. Because our LED is made for football stadiums, it is lighter than others. Our designers work to make the lamps smaller and more compact all the time. Our product is simpler to install, whether it is for a new installation or the replacement of old light.
Superior Lighting quality
Our LED stadium flood light features great color with CRI and TLCI > 96, a range of color temperatures from 5000 to 7000K with high purity lighting, and a steady DC-output power source to guarantee a 0.3% flickering rate. Our lighting solution is suited for amateur sports, professional sports & broadcasting, as well as high-speed camera transmission thanks to all these capabilities.
Material that is safe and friendly to the environment
Our products, in contrast to conventional LED lights, are composed of pure 6063 aluminum rather than diecast aluminum. Additionally, our lamp uses Polycarbonate in place of acrylic for the optic lens and 304/316 stainless steel for the screws and stands in place of galvanized iron alloy. Our LED is safer and more practical to use than metal halide or mercury lamps because it doesn’t contain lead, mercury, or other harmful chemicals.
SLA Series LED Stadium Lights Products Specification
|Input Voltage||100-240/277 VAC, 347-480VAC 50 / 60 Hz|
|Surge Protection||10KV (Default) / 20KV (available on request)|
|CCT||3000K, 4000K, 5000K, 5700K|
|CRI||Ra>70 (Default) / Ra>80|
|Operating Temperature||-40°C to + 50°C|
|Beam Angle||TypeII, TypeIII, TypeIV|
|Mounting Option||U-type bracket LED flood light|
|Certification||CE, CB, ROHS, LM79, LM80, LM82, LM84, TM-21, ISTMT, IEC62471/62788|
|Control||Photosensor, Smart control systems|
Buyer’s Guide for Football Stadium Lights 2022
Which stadium lights are the best? Why are metal halide, halogen, HPS, and mercury lights being replaced with LEDs? What elements should we take into account when purchasing high quality LED football field lighting fixtures? You’ll get a quick overview of how to illuminate an outdoor ball field with LEDs in this post that meets FIFA World Cup, Olympic Games, Premier League, and UEFA requirements.
Starting to gather the materials and goods for the lighting tender is exciting. The first and most important advice we need to take into account is the demand of the lighting fixtures, including the lux (brightness) and uniformity.
Regarding stadium lighting, there are several rules. There are six different styles of football fields, according to the UEFA lighting guide. Elite Level A for the Super Cup final, Level A for the Europa League final, Level B for the semi-finals, Level C for the preliminary round, and so forth. The lighting standard rises in accordance with the matches’ importance and appeal, indicating that we have the greatest standard for the championship.
The football field’s brightness
The illumination is split into two categories: brightness in the horizontal and vertical directions. Vertical is for player portraits, while horizontal denotes that the light is on the playing field. According to the document, the stadium lighting needs to be 2000 lux horizontally and 1500 lux vertically. We will want a hundred sets of high power LED flood lights for this scenario.
Additionally, UEFA requests a consistency of 0.5 to 0.7 for the stadium illumination. The range of brightness uniformity is indicated by this parameter, which uses a 0-to-1 scale. It is crucial to take this into account because unbalanced lighting will irritate players’ and audiences’ eyes. In reality, achieving great uniformity is not easy, if the light spot is circular (or frequently rectangular), there will be parts where there is overlap and others where there is not. One of the methods we employ is the use of LED lights with a narrower beam and lower power. The illumination distribution can be made better by the asymmetrical design. For international events like the Premier League and the Olympics, we supply high quality LED football field lighting equipments!
Compatibility with TV Broadcasting
The new era of 4K TV transmission has arrived. LED floodlights’ uniform and high-quality vertical brightness enables the production of high-quality still images and moving pictures. As a result, we make a lot of effort to lessen luminaire glare as well. Our LED lights’ anti-glare optics don’t provide athletes and viewers a dazzling or flickering sensation. This method is made possible by a specific lens coating and cover that preserves brightness while reducing undesired glare.
Stadium Roof Height
The height of the luminaries often ranges between 30 and 50 meters, so we want high-quality LED lighting with minimal brightness loss. With fact, light loss is occasionally unavoidable in modern technology because, regardless of how accurate your photometric design, not 100% of the light beam gets projected onto the football field. Instead, about 30% of the lumen is dispersed throughout the area. We have two options for resolving this problem.
The use of better optics
The use of high-quality LED chips and lens covers reduces brightness loss because the light beam is more concentrated; however, the drawback is that we cannot use these lights for the entire football pitch because the uniformity will be reduced – picture the ground covered in countless circular spots. In order to obtain a suitable balance, a thorough photometric design is required. Our engineers are willing to assist. You can always fill out our form to receive a timely response.
Making More Lighting Fixtures Available
Installing extra flood lights on the stadium ceiling is a relatively passive method of preventing brightness degradation. For example, if the theoretical (calculated) value is 10,000 watts, we will eventually require at least 12,000 to 13,000 watts to achieve the greatest results.
Required LED Light Power
To quickly estimate the overall amount of power required for the lights in the football stadium. The following calculation is possible. Consider a typical football pitch, which is 105 meters by 68 meters. The necessary 14,280,000 lumens for the 7140 meter-square turf are 7140 * 2000 lux. Why does that matter? Our stadium’s floodlight has a luminous efficiency of 150 lm/W, hence the required minimum LED wattage is 14,280,000 / 140, or 102,000 watts. It is the theoretically required figure because, as previously noted, we also have to account for light loss and luminaire height. We will be aware that approximately 150,000 watts of power will be needed before performing the computer lighting simulation. Isn’t that amazing?
You might be wondering what would happen if I continued to light the football stadium with metal halide lamps. The power needed is doubled with this solution! Since metal halide lighting uses roughly 70 lm/W of energy, the necessary wattage is close to 300,000 watts. Therefore, switching metal halide stadium lights can significantly reduce energy use and, consequently, electricity costs.
Problem with Stadium Light Pollution
Light pollution cannot be a result of stadium top lighting. As a result of the light leakage, the nearby residential areas are greatly impacted. In Michigan, United States, this problem is reoccurring in 2017. Lighting at the NFL stadium in Detroit is really powerful. Outside the arena, however, there is a significant amount of light dispersion. When the house is 5 km from the arena, some people have even claimed that the light is irksome and significantly interferes with their ability to sleep. The security of motorists is also adversely affected.
In actuality, there shouldn’t be more than 25 to 30 lux of ground light around the arena. It is now one of the specifications for lighting.
Stadium Lights Replaced with Metal Halide
There are still classic light sources like metal halide, HPS, and HID lights used in about 45% of American football stadiums. Even though MH lamps’ efficiency is occasionally increasing, it is still much lower than that of LED lights. While MH efficiency is currently about 75 lm/W, LED efficiency has increased to 140 lm/W. In addition to lighting for new arenas, we also provide premium LED to replace the metal halide lighting in football stadiums.
Increased Life Span
The lifespan of the luminaires is significantly extended to 100,000 hours by converting metal halide to LED lights. Our high quality LED football field lighting products can survive for at least 25 years without noticeably losing brightness if the lights are left on for 8 hours every day. Due to its solid-state characteristics, LED is regarded as a robust light. Our advanced lighting items don’t have any delicate parts, such gold wire or surface soldering.
A reliable system for dissipating heat
Another factor contributing to our LED football field lights’ exceptional longevity is its excellent heat dissipation system. Since the brightness and lifespan of LED lights will actually decrease if heat is allowed to build up around the chips over time, we place a high priority on enhancing the heat sinks that lower the junction temperature of lights for long-term operation. In most cases, it is accomplished by using big, symmetrically oriented aluminum extension fins with a huge surface area.
We can use a stronger material for the luminaries when metal halide is replaced for stadium lighting. It’s because our LED lights are constructed from high-quality aluminum alloy and polycarbonate. Due to the anti-corrosive nature of the material, routine use is very unlikely to cause harm. Additionally, our items are certified waterproof to IP66 standards. It can withstand rainstorms and other splashes of water.
Normally the LED manufacturers often offer a 5 to 10-year warranty. Why not choose the option that offers a longer guarantee period so that you can always get prompt assistance from the firm?
Design for Customized Stadium Lighting
The potential of the LED stadium lights is fully realized with a good lighting scheme. Our engineers evaluate each project individually, taking into account all factors such the need for light and uniformity, pole height, weight tolerance, and others.
Knowing details about your football stadium
The layout of the athletic field and high mast poles are firstly required. To imitate the real outside setting, we will create 3D models. We can provide a lighting plan that is more precise the more information we have.
The field frequently has a 4-pole, 6-pole, or circular roof layout. The mast may reach heights of up to 50 meters. The appropriate 3D light poles will be equipped with the high quality LED football field lighting fixtures.
Choice of Stadium Flood Lights
To produce sufficient brightness for Premier League, Olympic Games, or other professional football fields, hundreds of sets of high power flood lamps are required.
The pole height, lux requirement, horizontal distance between the ball field and pole, and other factors are specific to each project, thus we cannot use the same setup in other projects. Our engineers will choose the LED lights with the ideal power and beam angle.
Positioning the Luminaries
After choosing the appropriate power and beam angle, we will rotate the lights within the software to further increase the uniformity of the ground illumination. Each luminary’s projection angle is precisely tuned to maximize brightness and uniformity. For this superior service, get in touch with us now.
DIALux Photometric Report
After extensive labor, the outcome is a DIALux file that includes a value chart, isolines, and fake color rendering.
Stadium Lighting: Frequently Asked Questions
What distinguishes stadium lamps from flood lights?
The luminaire that provides broad and brilliant artificial lighting is called a floodlight. It is applicable to practically all athletic sectors. The general type of illumination is described by flood lights. However, the flood lamp would have a unique design when it came to lighting up the enormous stadium.
To transmit light over a great distance, the optics must first be modified. The objective is to maintain a wide beam angle of lighting over the football field while reducing light dispersion, which causes light pollution.
Second, we used cutting-edge aerodynamic design in our stadium lighting lights to lessen air resistance. The open structural form of our LED lights enhances air ventilation. For the lights put on high mast poles, the feature is crucial.
Additionally, it is preferable to utilize lightweight luminaires because occasionally we may need to put up to 20 to 40 flood lights on the pole. We may need to strengthen the pole if the lights are particularly hefty. Even the lights themselves are equivalent in price to the price! We use a premium aluminum alloy that is both strong and light.
How Can Flood Lights & Sport Lights Be Distinguished?
The beam angle of a spotlight and a floodlight is the main distinction between both. While flood lights have a beam angle of over 100° to 120°, spotlights have a smaller 25° to 50° beam angle. The illumination area of floodlights is greater than that of spotlighting, as seen in the image above.
They have various applications in the world of sports. Flood lights have the ability to illuminate huge areas, such as the lawn. What use does spotlight serve? It may be utilized as accent lighting. The stadium ceiling can be equipped with RGB color-changing spotlights. During breaks, we are able to use colorful lights with a very narrow beam angle of 5 to 10 degrees. It offers entrancing lighting effects.
How Much Power Is Required to Light a Stadium?
Flood lights ranging in power from 40,000 to 200,000 watts are required to illuminate the entire football stadium. The precise wattage needed will vary depending on the scale, ceiling height, pole height, and type of lights used in the stadium. A sports field that needs 1000 lux or 3000 lux level would require a very different amount of overall power.
By switching to LED lights, the power consumption of a 2000 watt metal halide, halogen, or HPS lamp can be reduced by half or more. A 500W to 1000W LED, according to this, produces brightness that is similar to that of HID lighting. The benefit is a decrease in the ongoing cost of lighting. It is as a result of a decrease in total wattage.
How many Lumens are on a football field?
A flood light’s output brightness is measured in lumens. We can compare the lumens of the new and old lights while replacing metal halide lamps with LEDs. The stadium floodlight lumens are listed in the table below.
|Power of Stadium Lamps||Lumens||Metal Halide Equivalent|
|500W||70,000 lm||1000 to 2000W|
|800W||112,000 lm||1600 to 2500W|
|1000W||140,000 lm||2000 to 3500W|
|1500W||210,000 lm||3000 to 5000W|
|4000W||560,000 lm||6000 to 10,000W|
Our LED lights have a luminous efficacy of 140 lm/W-170lm/W, thus 140,000 lumens would be produced by 1000W of stadium lighting multiplied by 140 lm/W. Because of their equivalent luminous output, 4000W LEDs can replace up to 10000W metal halide lamps, depending on the types and brands of those lights.
As a result, our powerful LED stadium floodlights meet the professional standards set by the FIFA World Cup, Olympic Games, and Premier League games. Our in-house Premium Optics ensure extraordinary ground reachability, as well as extremely bright & no-shadow illumination (4K broadcasting enabled). The impact on the players and spectators is lessened by the anti-glare technology. We are aware of the lighting requirements because we successfully completed multiple projects for the Premier League.
We provide free lighting design in order to precisely estimate the outcome of the illumination in order to provide you with the finest solution. Our lighting specialists have the expertise to manage various football venues, whether they are for amateur or professional games. To produce brilliant and consistent lighting over the baseball fields, we mix the usage of different power and beam angles. Depending on the size of your field, the number and height of the light poles, and the amount of lighting needed. To take advantage of this service with high quality LED football field lighting solutions, please just feel free to email us.