Lighting sets the stage in entertainment venues like stadiums or arenas. Without enough, or the right kind of lighting, an arena or stadium can appear dreary, unwelcoming, or potentially unsafe. For players, entertainers, and fans alike, good lighting is crucial to the overall experience.
So many arenas and stadiums are now upgrading to LED lighting. LED lighting sets the standard for the stadium and arena lighting with its many advantages. Here are just a few reasons why:
LED Lighting Is More Efficient
Among the most favorable characteristics of LED lighting is that it is more energy-efficient than other types of lighting. In fact, LED lights to require 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last 25 times longer.
This increased efficiency means that arenas and stadiums can save considerable money on their energy bills by switching to LED lighting.
Another money-saving perk of LED lighting is that it requires less maintenance than other types of lighting. In addition, LEDs have a longer expected lifespan than traditional light bulbs, so they need replacement far less often.
Low maintenance requirements can save arenas and stadiums a significant amount of money in the short and long-term, as they won’t need to purchase and replace bulbs as frequently.
Bright And Clear Lighting
LED lighting is much brighter and crisper than other types of lighting, making it ideal for arenas and stadiums. With LED lighting, every seat in the house will have a clear view of the action on the field or court.
Players must have enough light to see the ball and their opponents. With LED lighting, they can perform at their best by eliminating dark spots and shadows on the court or playing field.
For spectators, good lighting is essential to see all the action. Especially if the game is taking place after dark or during inclement weather, it can be challenging to see what is going on without bright, clear lighting.
Flexible Lighting Options
LED lighting is also much more versatile than other types of lighting, as it offers a variety of flexible lighting options. This level of flexibility means that arenas and stadiums can customize their lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for any event.
For example, LED lighting can create a festive atmosphere for a sporting event or concert or a more subdued atmosphere for a meeting or corporate event.
Indoor Lighting Solutions For Arenas
Not all notable events take place in outdoor stadiums. Indoor arenas, theaters, and stages also need high-quality lighting to create the perfect atmosphere.
LED lighting is also the ideal solution for indoor arenas with its many advantages. Here are just a few reasons why:
1. No Warm-Up Time Needed
Unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, LED lights don’t require any warm-up time. Instead of waiting to reach full brightness, venue operators can turn on the lights instantly.
Another advantage of LED lighting is that it is dimmable. So lighting technicians can adjust the light level to create the perfect atmosphere for any event.
For example, the lights can be bright for a conference, meeting, or corporate event and dimmed for concerts.
3. Color Changing
LED lighting also offers color-changing capabilities. So not only is this fun, arenas can change the color of the lights to create different effects and atmospheres.
For example, lighting technicians can change the lights to blue for a relaxed and calming effect or red for a more energetic and exciting atmosphere.
4. Improved Safety
LED lighting can also improve safety in arenas. Because LED lights are much more robust and brighter than traditional light bulbs, they are perfect for lighting nearly all areas of an entertainment venue.
In addition, LED lights produce low heat levels, making stage time for entertainers more comfortable and safer. All you need to do is ask a stage performer, musician, or dancer, and they will tell you that being on stage under hot lights can be highly uncomfortable.
5. Illuminate The Path To Your Seat
Another way that arenas and stadiums can use LED lighting is to guide guests to their seats. By installing LED lights in the aisleways, guests can see where they need to go. This attention to detail will make your guests feel comfortable and welcomed.
Arenas and stadiums are upgrading to LED lighting for many reasons, including its efficiency, strength, flexibility, and functionality. With LED lighting, every seat in the house will have a clear view of the action on the field or court.
This article was sponsored by AEON LED Lighting, a sports lighting manufacturer offering a variety of flood light options for outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas.