Which Kind Of Lighting System Is Used In the Stadium?

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What are the stadium lights?

What type of lights are used in stadiums?

Why use LED stadium lights in sports fields? 

How to choose the top stadium lights?


What are the stadium lights?

Stadium lights are very powerful sports lights that are mounted high and have a small beam angle, usually between 12-60 degrees. When the beam angle is smaller, the light is stronger.

Stadium lights can be installed at different heights, depending on the space. The beam angle will vary depending on the installation height of the lamp. These lights are easy to control, dynamic and energy efficient. Therefore LEDs are very popular in stadiums and can be used for any sports lighting.

Stadium lighting

What type of lights are used in stadiums?

The following will help you better understand how to use stadium lights both outdoors and indoors. The first part will detail outdoor stadium lighting and the second part will cover indoor stadiums.

For outdoor stadium:

Spot Light

Sport lights

These lights are small beam angles, usually no more than 45 degrees, focused on remote lighting. Spotlights can better illuminate football fields from a distance, solving the problem of light loss caused by insufficient lighting.

Flood Light

Flood lights

Floodlights are designed with a large beam angle and are designed to illuminate short-range areas of football fields. They are used as extra lights and are designed to eliminate the shadows cast by tall mast lighting. Often referred to as "fill lights," these floodlights improve player visibility for spectators and TV cameras, in addition to helping players see more detail on the field.

high mast light

High mast lights

The height of the tall mast light varies with the size of the venue. Depending on the structural design of the stadium and the level of play, the difference in height is typically as high as 20 to 50 meters. Higher levels of light are also required, and higher poles are required. If football fields were more professionalized and had more TV coverage, the amount of light would increase dramatically.

Even the color temperature of the lights has been adjusted to be brighter and more vivid to help stimulate spectators and athletes and keep them more focused on the field.

For indoor stadium:

high bay light

High Bay lights

Use a high bay light in an indoor stadium to hang it from the ceiling rather than attach it to a pole. These lights can be configured in a grid pattern, so the light coverage is more even.

Because the ceiling height of the football field needs to be very high, the lights used for high bay lights all have specific angles. It needs to be determined that the distance from the ceiling to the surface of the football field is long enough to narrow the spectrum.

panel lights

Panel lights

Panel lights can be used in indoor football fields and placed along the edge of the ceiling. Panel lights can provide better lighting for sports fields and reduce shadows that high bay lights can cause. Most of the panel lights we see on the market are large panel lights and they work best when installed at the highest point. They are more commonly mounted on tall masts, but can also be mounted on wall brackets.

Why use LED stadium lights in sports fields?

Here are some of the main advantages of using stadium lights on sports fields.

  • Good heat dissipation

Compared with traditional light sources, LED lighting is smaller in size and lighter in weight, which facilitates the layout design of various lamps and equipment. LED stadium lights use high thermal conductivity materials to reduce energy consumption, especially better thermal conductivity.

  •  Longer illumination time

The LED light source is driven by low-voltage DC, and the general power supply voltage is between 100-277V. Due to its better safety performance, the low voltage LED stadium lights are especially suitable for use in public places. Compared with traditional light sources, LED light sources have lower light decay and longer lifetimes.

  • Save 80% on electricity bills

A good venue lighting fixture must meet these criteria: low actual power consumption, high visible light energy, and high effective visible light efficiency. Under the premise of meeting the lighting requirements of stadiums, stadium lights consume the least power.

  • Free maintenance

Once the stadium lights are installed, replacement can be a difficult and tedious process. The lighting is installed at a high place, its maintenance requires the use of safety equipment, and sometimes it needs to be made with a bucket truck, and the maintenance cost is very high.

LED stadium lights have stable performance and high quality, usually do not need maintenance and LED sports lights have a five-year warranty and maintenance-free, without any maintenance costs.

  • Control your lights easily

According to the luminous principle of LED light source, the luminous brightness or output luminous flux of LED basically changes positively with the current. And within the rated range, the light intensity can be adjusted by adjusting the size of the working current, so the LED light source has good adjustability. LED light sources can also achieve on-demand and brightness-controlled lighting.

Whether it is day or night, the required light intensity is different for different time periods. With LED light sources, you can set up an automatic lighting system that gradually increases in brightness as the daylight fades, helping to reduce costs.


How to choose the top stadium lights?

  • Find cost-effective lights

When choosing stadium lights, the first thing we have to consider is cost. In addition to this, you also need to pay attention to the energy consumption of the lights. A lot of people have the misconception that more expensive lights are more efficient, without considering the cost of running them. You need to find stadium lights that are good to buy and run. Then LED lights are very suitable for our needs.

Although LED lights have a higher upfront cost, they will save you money in the long run due to their lower energy consumption, and they also last longer than traditional lights.

  • Consider the brightness of the light

Brightness is also an important factor to consider. You have to make sure the light is bright enough to illuminate the entire venue. Otherwise, the athlete will not be able to see the scene, which could lead to an accident.

To get a good idea of how bright a light is, we need to look at its lumens. Lumens are a measure of light brightness. The more lumens, the brighter the light. Most field lights are between 50,000 and 150,000 lumens. According to different fields, we have to choose the brightness that suits each field.

  • Pay more attention to lighting coverage

The next factor to be considered is the lighting coverage of the site. You don't want any dark spots or poorly lit areas on the field that create safety hazards for athletes and spectators.

To avoid this unexpected situation, you must ensure that the stadium lights you choose provide coverage for the entire area that needs to be illuminated. LED stadium lights are a good choice because they offer a wide beam angle that can illuminate a large area so there are no dimly lit areas.

  • Consider the color temperature of the lighting

Color temperature is another important factor when choosing stadium lights. It is measured in Kelvin and determines the color of light. The higher the Kelvin scale, the cooler the light.

Cold lights with a high Kelvin rating are best for sports, as they help athletes see better. If you're looking for lights for sports fields, they need to be rated Kelvin of 6000K or better. In addition, make sure the light has a high CRI, the higher the CRI, the better the effect of restoring the scene.


In recent years, with the development of foreign sports, sports lights and stadium LED lights have become more and more popular. Welcome to talk with our professional lighting experts if you have any stadium lighting projects. We can provide you with lighting design, quality sport lights and technical installation support to provide you with the best solution.

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