What Kind Of Lighting Fixture Is Suitable For Sport Stadiums?
As an outdoor basketball court lighting, metal halide lamp or halogen lamp is very popular in a certain period of time. Metal halide lamps or halogen lamps are widely used in large outdoor billboards, stations, terminals, industrial and mining enterprises, etc., and are introduced into outdoor basketball court lighting with the advantages of high brightness, good luminous efficiency and convenient maintenance. Just only using 4-6 units 400W metal halide lamps or halogen lamps can offer the sufficient brightness of a standard outdoor basketball court (32×19 meters).
In addition, metal halide lamps or halogen lamps have the advantages of long range, strong penetration and uniform illumination, which can achieve the lighting requirements of the basketball court even though using the small number of metal halide lamps or halogen lamps installed at a distance from the side of the court.
But the disadvantages of metal halide lamps or halogen lamps are high power and low energy consumption ratio. And excessive light intensity will affect athletes' visual judgement if they are exposed in a long time.
Due to the advantages of low energy consumption, small size, light weight, high luminous efficiency, LED flood lights become the preferred choice in all areas of outdoor lighting. Based on the principle of LED lighting, LED flood lights can achieve the efficient lighting effect with low energy consumption, which is in line with the basic requirements of low carbon and environmentally-friendly in modern society.
And the soft light is more in line with the visual perception of the human body contributes to the visual judgement of the human body. But compared with metal halide lamps or halogen lamps, the flood lights have the disadvantages of weak light intensity and insufficient penetration.
All in all, the flood lights with high performance cost ratio and high consumption ratio are preferred choice in the low carbon and environmental-friendly mainstream. But we also should make the specific analysis basing on specific problems. So it is also available to use the metal halide lamps or halogen lamps because of different sport sizes, pole height and lighting environment.