Get in the Game With LED Stadium Lights
If you've been powering your stadium with old metal halides, it's time to switch teams.
LED stadium lights are essential to the full enjoyment of any live show or sporting event. These powerful stadium LED flood lights enhance the visibility of large indoor and outdoor stadiums or arenas. The LED light emits quality illumination that keeps players, performers, and spectators safe and ensures that everyone can see the action!
LED Sports Lighting for Every Venue
In athletic facilities large and small, LED sports lighting is the luminaire of choice. It's essential for athletes and spectators alike, who rely on proper lighting to participate in the game or cheer on the home team. Professional arenas, schools, community centers and local parks all benefit from high quality sports spotlights, regardless of the game being played or the level of competition.
Some of the most common types of sports lights that Revolve LED provides include:
- Baseball Field Lights
- Football Field Lights
- Soccer Field Lights
- Basketball Court Lights
- Volleyball Court Lights
- Tennis Court Lights
- Pickleball Court Lights
- Lacrosse Field Lights
- Rugby Field Lights
- Cricket Pitch Lights
- Golf Range Lights
- Shooting Range Lights
Other Applications of LED Stadium Lights
Sports arenas aren’t the only practical use for these types of flood lights. LED stadium lights can also be used for a variety of commercial applications, such as:
- Parking Lots
- Logistical Distribution Ports
- Construction Sites
- Oil Fields
Our Konlite KVG series LED stadium lights can be safely used in corrosive environments, including waterfront and marine seaports.
What to Consider When Choosing LED Sports Lighting
Classification of Sports Fields & Facilities
Sports fields and facilities can be classified into different levels based on their size, amenities, usage, and level of competition they cater to. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) categorizes sport facilities into four different classes:
- Class I: high-level competition with spectator capacity over 5,000* (such as Division I collegiate sports and professional leagues).
- Class II: high-level competition with spectator capacity up to 5,000 (such as Division II and Division III collegiate sports).
- Class III: local and recreational competition with some provision for spectators (such as high schools and some amateur leagues).
- Class IV: club and recreational competition with limited to no provisions for spectators (such as rec centers, youth clubs, and elementary schools ).
*This does not cover the lighting criteria for televised sports in major stadiums and arenas, which requires special design considerations such as vertical and horizontal illuminance values (these may be defined by individual sports and/or broadcasting organizations).
Illuminance refers to the amount of light that falls on a surface and is typically measured in foot-candles (fc). The appropriate illuminance level directly impacts the quality of play, visibility, safety, and overall user experience in a sports facility. Achieving the right illuminance level is critical to providing a safe, enjoyable, and high-quality experience for players.
The IES has foot-candle recommendations for each sports facility classification: Class I (at least 75 fc), Class II (at least 50 fc), Class III (at least 30 fc), and Class IV (at least 20 fc).They also have foot-candle recommendations for a variety of sports and activities:
|Foot Candle Recommendations
|Track & Field
|T = 30; F = 50
|T = 20; F = 30
|T = 20; F = 20
Sports lighting uniformity refers to the consistency of illuminance across the playing field of a given facility. To achieve any desired level of uniformity, you must consider different factors such as the mounting height of lights, their beam angles, and the number and arrangement of fixtures. This ensures that the light distribution is even and balanced, minimizing any areas of excessively high or low light levels.
This refers to the amount of light that falls on vertical surfaces surrounding the playing area of a sports field or facility. Adequate vertical illuminance ensures that players, officials, and spectators can see and navigate the surroundings comfortably. Especially in televised sporting events, the vertical illuminance helps cameras to capture clear images of players, spectators, and other surrounding aspects of the sports venue beyond the playing area.
Better glare control maximizes visibility, enhances safety, and optimizes performance for athletes while providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for spectators.
Here is an example for baseball field lighting standards:
Lumens & Wattage
Due to the higher efficiency of LEDs, using a lower wattage LED sports light fixture can deliver a brightness level the same as or even higher than the brightness level of a HID/metal halide fixture. Below is a table guideline for choosing LED fixtures to replace HID/metal halides:
Sports Light Wattage
Sports Light Wattage
|300W — 600W
|600W — 900W
|900W — 1200W
It is also possible to use one higher wattage LED Sports light to replace two HID sports lights. This can save you money on the cost of both buying a fixture and installation. However, keep in mind that this may be at the cost uniformity as less fixtures means lower uniformity.
Beam Angle/Optic Distribution
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has established a system of luminaire classification based on the distribution of flux within the beam produced by the luminaire. It is used primarily for sports lighting and flood lighting luminaires.
|Field Angle Range
|Projection Distance (D)
|10 to 18
|240 ft and greater
|> 18 to 29
|200 to 240 ft
|> 29 to 46
|175 to 200 ft
|> 46 to 70
|145 to 175 ft
|> 70 to 100
|105 to 145 ft
|> 100 to 130
|80 to 105 ft
|> 130 and Up
|Under 80 ft
For example, NEMA 4H4V means this beam type is 4 for the horizontal light distribution, and the beam type is also 4 for the vertical light distribution. For most outdoor sports fields when the fixture mounting height is higher than 50 feet, NEMA 4H4V is the recommended beam distribution. For a higher classification that requires higher light levels, NEMA 3H3V can help to increase the foot-candle on the target area.
EPA & Wind Load
EPA (Effective Projected Area) and wind load are crucial considerations when installing LED sports lights, especially for outdoor sports facilities. By properly considering EPA and wind load during the design and installation of LED sports lights, it can ensure the safety, stability, and long-term performance of the lighting system, providing athletes and spectators with a well-lit and safe environment for sporting events.
The EPA value can be found on each Revolve LED Sports Light Specification Sheet. To calculate the wind load, there are different standards and codes used for various types of structures. For sports lighting fixtures and light poles, the AASHTO standard is more widely used.
Before installing sports field lighting fixtures, it is important to figure out and confirm what kind of mounting solution is needed for the project at hand. Some common mounting types for LED sports lights include Yoke Mounts and Slipfitter Mounts.
Score Big With Revolve LED Sports Lights
Revolve LED is your trusted source for superior sports field lighting solutions. Our range of high-quality LED products are designed to ensure optimal illumination for any size and type of stadium. With a perfect balance of high-lumen output, excellent light distribution and color accuracy, Revolve LED stadium lights deliver the ultimate performance required for athletes and spectators alike.
If you’re not sure which LED stadium lights are the best choice for your space, Revolve LED can help! We offer free Commercial LED Lighting Layout Services to our valued customers. You can start by filling out our lighting layout form which will help guide you through the planning stage. And our certified LED lighting specialists are always available to help you out and answer any questions you may have!
Frequently Asked Questions About LED Stadium Lights
The following are answers to commonly-asked questions pertaining to LED stadium lights for sale at Revolve LED. Please contact us if you need more information about LED lights for stadium usage.
What are the Benefits of Stadium LED Lights?
Energy-efficient stadium LED lights decrease power consumption by 65%, enhance visibility with fewer lighting fixtures and reduce monthly utility bills by up to 83%. With corrosion resistance and a longer lifespan than its metal halide or HID counterparts, stadium LED lighting drastically reduces maintenance expenses. Instant-on, no start-up time improves the safety and comfort of all who use your facility.
How Much Do Stadium LED Lights Cost?
The cost of stadium LED lights varies greatly depending on several factors, including the size of the stadium and the overall lighting design. Costs can also be affected by other considerations such as installation, maintenance and energy usage. However, when switching to LEDs, you'll be saving money over time with lower maintenance and energy costs.
How Many Lumens Do LED Stadium Lights Put Out?
The lumen output of LED stadium lights varies depending on the particular model and configuration, but they typically range from 70,000 to over 100,000 lumens per fixture. The overall lumens produced in a stadium setting will depend on the total number of fixtures installed.
Is There a Difference Between LED Stadium Lighting and Sports Lights?
Sport Lights are in a category that describes all lighting luminaires that are used for sporting venues. Stadium LED lighting falls under the Sport Lights category and offers the most powerful lighting output for bigger venues. Stadium LED lights are also classified as High Mast Lights.