The newest LED fixtures combined with an optimum optical and thermal design result in an efficient solution for the lighting of sports areas. The optical design is made to maximise the amount of light on the pitch and to minimise the amount beside the pitch (obtrusive light). The fixtures consist of multiple LED light sources, that can be aimed separately; this provides a uniform light distribution on the pitch. The fixtures are suitable for the existing infrastructure.
The advantages of LED are i.a. instantaneous on and off switching, dimming and switching of levels while maintaining optimum uniformity and lower energy consumption. In this way football and hockey pitches can be switched per half pitch or only the goal areas. It is also possible to switch training or competition level. The amount of energy saved is dependent on the type of sport and the number of hours the lighting installation is used.
It is technically possible to light all sorts of sport pitches with LED lighting. Because the payback period depends strongly on the number of operating hours of the installation, Aerolux recommends to apply LED lighting mainly on artificial grass pitches and all-weather tennis courts.