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The Importance of Football Stadium Lighting

by YAHAM | Aug 15, 2019 | Lighting products | 3743

I believe we will meet such a group of people when in the football stadium, when they make fault, they would like to say, “the ground was too slippery” or “good lighting glare”. They always blame objective things for their mistakes. However, in the real scene, the objective environment does greatly affect the state of competition and play. Today we are going to talk about one of the most important factors on the football stadium lights.

Stadium is a giant outdoor structure which built to show competition for everyone those are fans. Football is not a mere game but a game with its own strategy, and will create suspense in every minute. It requires a particular skills and teams to participate in the game with competition.

It is necessary to have bright football stadium lights, for they not only provide sufficient lighting for plays and other people on the field, but also can provide a number of benefits to the fans, players, and administration. Such as flexible arrangements for events, spectators and visitors moving in and out in the venue easily and safely, and enhancement of the fans’ experience.

Different sporting activities, different lighting requirements. Like cricket game, it involves quick movements and has a small playing object and long-distance viewing requirements so that need high brightness. But football, it involves slower movements and has a big playing object and close-distance viewing, so that the brightness could be a little lower. Night play is a very challenging tasks thus we need to ensure there is adequate illumination to simulate the natural lighting during the day to ensure the continuity of the sports in the stadium.

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To meet these lighting needs, we are constantly innovating to make a massive improvement in football stadium lights. LED lights are born to become the most important and necessary role in part of the sports world. They increase the versatility and usefulness of football stadium and provide a lot of value for the owner. The below are the main reason that why nowadays led lighting in the stadium is more and more popular:


The major reason that why LED football stadium lights have gotten so popular in a very short time is because of the savings. LEDs have a rated life of 50,000 hours that three times more than HID. If used with smart control system, it can reduce 90% energy consumption, and through the intelligent control system, you can adjust the lighting time about its on or off and expand their lifespan. They generate more light while consuming less electricity and offer an efficient and quality light output. It also can withstand a variety of weather conditions including high winds, rain, and freezing temperatures, reduce maintenance probability.


Traditional light sources will contribute to environmental issues such as air pollution and global warming. Metal halide lamps produce UV radiation which can be very harmful to humans. They convert 95% of the electricity they pull into heat (not lighting) and most contain dangerous components such as mercury. Spectators and athletes are exposed to these harmful components when they sit for long hours watching a game or compete. LEDs do not produce any UV radiation and hazardous components. They only convert 5% of the electricity to become heat, which means they don't produce excessive heat.


Now is the new era of 4K TV broadcasting. Most use metal halide lights sports venues can't broadcast in ultra HD, even if the lighting can provide sufficient lighting to football stadium. football stadium lights work perfectly for fans who are in the scene, but it will not good for fans who watch the competition at TV. This is another reason why football stadium must embrace LED technology. Another big advantage of LEDs is that they don't flicker and maintains the brightness while suppressing the glare. It means that they won't affect slow motion playback and won’t appear the flash to have an effect on people’s attention.


LED lights with the uniform illumination, low glare, precise pole, fixture placement and advanced lenses ensure that can have the best visibility to improve the game experience for plays and spectators. If metal halide lights are used in these spaces, they create bright spots and dark spots. It will affect the players to see the speed of the ball and the viewing experience for spectators. This is a big disadvantage for a player need to determine the position of the ball in one second before he takes further action. Therefore, it will be essential to provide the adequate vertical illuminance and uniformity on all planes.


LED lights are the future of stadium lighting, retrofitting with LEDs is a cost-efficient alternative for existing football stadiums. Compact S is known as super hero in sports lighting which make by YAHAM. As a world-class high mast lighting solution, Compact S features with professional lens,140lm/W efficacy and various upgradeable functions to realize enhanced visibility, ensured safety, easy maintenance, and the least energy consumption. With separable electric box, smart lighting system, and precise aiming design; it can enhance slow-motion playback without flash. Besides its high-quality aluminum which makes them corrosion-resistant and anti-UV, enhances the contact speed and accelerates the heat conduction. Compact S is a born for supreme sports lighting solution for almost all football stadium. The following are the main features of the product.

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Get it as tight as you can with your hand and Rotating mounting bracket, no need extra tools, just a few seconds to finish it. The electric box match with key for simple and easy to use.



The beam angle usually dictates how the light will be distributed. What the football stadium lights you choose should have the right beam angles, in order to balance light uniformity with brightness. Compact’s dial enables precise aiming of mounting bracket. Unique aiming device directs light to exactly where it’s needed.



Light efficiency is the main performance index of LED lamps. Compact S has 140lm/w energy efficiency to reduce the burden by providing more lighting at a low power consumption rate, and its significant energy saving up to 70%.


Separable electric box and trail mounting drivers available, providing with more flexibilities and convenience for installation and maintenance, and enables significant saving on labor cost and time.



Since football stadium lights are installed outdoors, they are affected by operational conditions such as water and humidity which can damage them. This is why they must be specially designed for wet locations. It has IP67 rated breather to keep the temperature and humidity balance, meanwhile reasonable constructions well-withstand Class 16 wind scale, offering ensured safety regardless the weather.



Although glare values are rarely mentioned, they are important in lighting. Too much glare may lead to visual discomfort. Players may be unable to see fast-moving balls. Our high mast lights have advanced lens and low-glare to focus on the light beam where it is needed and decrease light leakage for maximum application.

Sounds great, right? Football stadium lighting is both an art and a science. Lighting would always be an indispensable part. Countries around the world are building football stadiums by LED lighting that show their support for green initiatives and other efforts of saving the world. So, what are you waiting for? Compact S will help you to have a perfect play in football stadium. YAHAM Lighting always be your best choice!

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