The choice of metal halide lamps in indoor sports venues often requires 10 to 20 minutes for the system to turn on. Is there any good solution? The use of LED is becoming the mainstream trend of lighting for sports operators. Let's look at the reasons:
Lighting is an important part of many sports facilities. The use of this equipment every day will incur a lot of costs in the early stage. Depending on the size of the venue, the cost of the lighting system can be as high as tens of thousands of dollars per year.
Gary Yurich, president of Best Lights, said that LEDs are no longer a costly and prohibitive product. However, he is frustrated that many operators are lagging behind in moving to more efficient and cost-effective technologies. Yurich said: "If you invest $60,000 in your lighting, you will save $20,000 a year on electricity, and you will save $60,000 in three years, and every year, you are worth an extra $20,000. Income, this is definitely a risk-free investment."
The upgrade of the Huron Valley tennis lighting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to an LED light is a good example of his point. Prior to the upgrade, the tennis court used 1,080 watts of metal halide lamps. After installing the LED, this number was cut to 522 watts, which means a 60% reduction in electricity bills. Moreover, the LED maintains 100% brightness throughout its life cycle, reducing replacement costs. High-intensity metal halide lamps reduce brightness over time, while LEDs do not. Once an HID lamp has been used for several years, it may lose 40% or 50% of its brightness, and the LED light will maintain its brightness during use.
Yurich said that he has budgeted for a large venue customer. If the current lamp is replaced with an LED light, he can save nearly $2 million in 10 years, in addition to saving about 70% maintenance and replacement. The installation cost of the equipment, which many people cannot imagine, time is undoubtedly the best proof, the longer you use, the more you can find the benefits of LED lights.