Facility managers have a lot of responsibility when it comes to maintaining several properties, especially on a tight budget and while LED lighting might not solve all of the problems they face, they do help improve the facilities they manage by reducing energy consumption and spend. By installing LEDs, facility managers can reduce the amount of time and money they spend on maintenance, freeing up time for other tasks.
If you’re considering LED lighting for your sports field, consider the following benefits.
Reduction in Energy Costs
LED lighting is more efficient than incandescent and CFL light options and by simply replacing the lightbulbs at your sports facilities, you can reduce the energy that is used, thus reducing costs. Depending on the number of days and the number of hours per day these lights are on, the average sports facility can save an average of $5,000 per year.
Reduction in Maintenance Spend
The ongoing cost of maintenance takes up a large portion of a facility’s yearly budget. Most incandescent, CFL, and high-pressure sodium lighting lasts an average of 20,000 hours but with LED lighting, the average lifespan is 50,000 to 100,000 hours. By replacing old field lights with LED lighting, the time and money associated with maintenance of replacing these bulbs is astronomical.
Higher Quality Lighting
LED lighting has a higher color rendering index (CRI) that is typically over 70. Compared to other bulbs that have an average of 30, LED lighting makes everything appear sharper and brighter. The players on the field will have a better playing experience because they can see better, and fans can see the game much better from the stands.
With these three advantages, LED lighting vastly improves the quality of experience at sports fields and arenas, as well as creates a higher standard at your facility. The upfront cost might be higher, but the benefits drastically outweigh the costs.