LEDs have been gaining momentum recently and as we’ve discussed in past blog posts, the advancements in technology are allowing for wider adapting. Homes and offices have been switching to LED lighting to take advantage of their benefits and now stadiums are also replacing lighting with LED bulbs. Viewers may have noticed a difference at this year’s Super Bowl that was lit entirely by LED fixtures. Additionally, the Seattle Mariners announced that they will install LED lights in their stadium, making them the first MLB team to do so.
Traditionally, stadiums have been lit by metal halide fixtures, which can take up to 20 minutes to warm up, one of the reasons attributed to the Super Bowl black out in 2013. Stadiums can also save money and become more energy efficient by switching to LED lights. Fans who watch the games on TV will also notice a difference from the switch to LED lights as they provide brighter, more uniform lighting to give viewers a clearer picture.