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Time To Upgrade Your School's Sports Field Lighting? LED Basics You Should Know

As the end of the school year approaches and school sports go on hiatus, this is the time when most school administrators start thinking about any necessary repairs or upgrades that must be done to the school's sports field. One of the things you should think about this year is the benefit of converting your sports field's lights to an LED system. If you haven't given much thought to your sports field's lighting system, here's a look at some of the reasons why you should opt for LED lights.

Energy Efficiency

One of the biggest reasons to convert your sports field lights from halogen bulbs to LEDs is the savings on energy consumption. LED lights have been proven to be far more efficient than halogen bulbs, which means less energy demand during those evening games. 

Since LED lights can produce the same level of lighting without the same draw on the power grid, your school's electric bills will be reduced in comparison to the typical sports season's costs. If you're looking for ways to trim your budget, the capital investment in LED lighting for the sports field may be a great place to start.

Immediate Response

Another great reason to consider LED sports field lights for your school's field is that LED lights illuminate immediately and don't require a prolonged warm-up period like some of the older halogen lights require. This is beneficial because, with halogen lights, you often have to turn them on long before you actually need them in order to ensure that they are warmed up and producing the light you need when the sun goes down. That means you're paying for energy usage for several hours while the sun's still shining on the field.

LED lights illuminate fully right away with no mandatory warm-up period needed. That means that you don't have to turn your field lights on until they're actually needed. This is a great option for eliminating wasted electricity.

Long Lifespan

When it comes to maintenance and replacement of your school's sports field lighting, you should want a long-lasting lighting system. Halogen systems are notorious for burnt-out bulbs and ongoing maintenance. This can add up to a lot of general maintenance and upkeep costs.

Opting for LED lighting for your sports field can help reduce those expenses and issues. LED lights last far longer than their halogen counterparts, so you won't have the same overhead costs associated with maintenance and repairs if you convert your field's lights to an LED system.

Contact an electrician who offers sports field lighting services to learn more.