Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Arsenal Football Club make the switch to LED Lighting!

Professional sports teams all over the world are making the switch to LED lighting, and we could be more excited for this transition. Arsenal, one of the biggest soccer clubs in the world, have recently completed a stadium upgrade that features LED lighting for the 2015/16 Primer League Season. Like we have covered in past City Lighting Products blogs, upgrading a stadiums lighting has a few benefits. First, the lights last longer, are more energy efficient, and decrease maintenance costs because they don;t have to be replaced as frequently as traditional bulbs. Second, the lighting tends to make the fan experience much better. In other professional sports teams arenas, LED lighting has been proven to make the payers and field much more vibrant and easier to watch. A huge plus for a business based on what transpires on the field. 
Arsenal’s Stadium and Facilities Director, John Beattie, said: “It is important for both players and fans alike that we have top-quality lighting for the club’s evening fixtures and the new floodlights provide just that. This will be extremely beneficial for both matchdays and other events that we host at Emirates Stadium.”
One of the biggest advantages LED lighting has for a team like Arsenal are when it comes to slow motion replays. When images are slowed down, traditional lighting fixtures produce a flicker effect that is captured by high speed cameras. However, LED lights do not produce this flicker effect due to their construction and design. Therefore, when projecting a instant replay in the stadium, or on TV, the picture will be much more crisp. Don’t be shocked of you see more and more stadiums switching to this technology in the near future.
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