OEO Energy Solutions recently completed a LED lighting project with Carmel Catholic High School, helping them transform and brighten their football field at Baker Stadium just in time for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
Prior to the upgrade, Carmel had (64) 1,500 watt metal halide sports lights with high annual maintenance costs for bulb & ballast replacement. With the help of OEO Energy Solutions, the School did a 1 for 1 replacement of these metal halide fixtures with (64) of OEO’s 750 watt high mast LED sports lights. Before the upgrade light readings (measured in foot candles) ranged from 18 to 25 FC. Light readings after installation increased to a maximum of 120 foot candles, with most areas on the field in the 77 to 90 range. Essentially, the light levels improved 3x + while using about half the energy consumption AND the school has eliminated costly bulb and ballast replacement costs from their future budgets.
The system has added benefits of instant on / off and wireless controls that include dimming, control of each fixture, and dynamic scenes (after a home team touchdown!). Stay tuned for future videos sharing these light displays.
With this lighting upgrade, things will surely be brighter around Baker Stadium for Friday Night Lights this Fall.
If you’re interested in learning about brighter, energy savings LED lights for your sports fields, contact OEO Energy Solutions via email at [email protected] or phone (800) 553-2112.