Did you realize that this year was the first Super Bowl that played under LED lighting? That’s right, Super Bowl XLIX, held February 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, was played under advanced energy-efficient lighting. Just over 300 LED fixtures replaced over 780 metal halide fixtures, at a savings of 75% off the traditional electric costs.
Reducing Energy Costs for Stadiums
Sports stadiums — from local sports fields to college and professional stadiums — use an incredible amount of electricity; their utility bills can be upwards of $200,000/mo, 24mil kWh/year! The change from metal halide technology to LEDs reduced the lighting portion of the stadium’s electricity use by 75%. Can you imagine the impact that could be made if there was a push across the country to upgrade sports stadiums to LED? Additional to saving energy, LED white light assists in picking up images in security cameras which therefore will increase the safety of the place where numbers of people gather regularly.
Schedule a Free Energy Audit
Updating lighting fixtures to LED is one of the ways Earthlight Technologies provides energy conservation updates for commercial facilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Oregon. Contact us to schedule a free energy audit of your facility.
Written by: Andi Laemmel