Photometrics for Ice and Hockey Rinks
Thinking about converting your hockey rink over to LED but not sure how it will look? The best way is to run a photometric, or a software simulation, of the lighting results before you buy. A photometric evaluation will allow you to simulate different types of lights so that you can visualize the foot candles on the ice surface. We can assist you in developing a photometric of your hockey arena. Give us the dimensions, the mounting height and the light layout pattern and we can create a photometric evaluation of your ice hockey arena.
Benefits of LED Hockey Rink Lights
Here are the upsides of LED technology for hockey rinks:
Higher quality of light. Hockey Arena lighting (and LED in general) offers better and wider range of color temperatures and Color Rending Index
ratings. On top of this; LED will never flicker, buzz, and lumen
depreciation is much slower and generally less than other technologies
like we previously discussed. All of which are highly important when
defining a quality lighting system.
. By buying commercial lighting that is DesignLights Consortium qualified, you may be eligible for incentives a time of purchase or after the hockey rink light fixture is installed.
Longer life span
products offer a considerably longer life span than it's competing
light technologies. LEDs can last 2-3 or even 4 times longer than other
lights which reduce costs in two ways:
1. Less buying of new light bulbs
2. Less changing of bulbs = less maintenance costs
having to change your bulbs less often, you don't have to pay a
maintenance crew to switch out the bulbs as often. And since they lights
are typically high in the air this can get pricey especially when you
have 20, 30, or even 40 lights to switch out. LEDs will reduce your
maintenance costs by 2-3 times.
Reduce your energy usage
to reduce your lighting energy costs? Well, LED will do just that and
not by a small amount either. LED can reduce your lighting energy usage
by up to 75% depending on your existing lighting system in place
currently. This can improve your bottom line, save your company /
organization money, all while improving your spaces quality.