Before recently, LEDs could not provide the amount of light required for sports lighting. Thanks to advancements in LED technology, this is no longer true.
The 567w LED sports lighter by Access Fixtures has the light output equivalent of a 1,500w metal halide sports lighter, which means it uses 65% less energy to produce the same amount of light. The LED sports lighter emits 71,782 initial lumens and 61,015 luminaire lumens even after 50,000 hours of use.
The LED sports lighter also lasts 33 times as long as the metal halide version. Why is this so important for sports lighting? It’s expensive to replace sports lighters due to the fact they are typically mounted between 30 and 80 feet off the ground, which requires a lift to reach the luminaire. The sports lighter can also illuminate large commercial and industrial facilities that face the same maintenance issue with traditional lighting technologies. By using LED, maintenance is reduced to virtually zero, drastically reducing operating cost for property managers.
Fortunately, improvements in LED technology are making it possible to use energy-efficient and long-lasting lighting in many applications.