Barclay LED Solutions works with some of the UK’s major sports associations.
We understand the importance of achieving the correct lighting specification for both outdoor and indoor facilities and work with our manufacturers to provide solutions for challenges such as glare and light spill. We have LED fittings suited to both high and low columns, so whether you need to meet specific sports governing bodies requirements or British Standards we can ensure the required standards are met.
In addition to the savings made on energy bills and carbon emissions, some of the benefits of LED lighting within sports facilities include:
Energy Efficiency: LED lights are incredibly energy-efficient compared to traditional incandescent or fluorescent lighting. They convert a higher percentage of electrical energy into visible light, minimizing wasted energy as heat. This efficiency translates into significant energy savings and lower electricity bills.
Long Lifespan: LED lights have an exceptionally long lifespan, often lasting tens of thousands of hours. This longevity is due to their solid-state construction, which eliminates fragile components such as filaments or glass tubes found in other lighting technologies. Consequently, LED lighting requires less frequent replacement, reducing maintenance costs and the environmental impact of discarded bulbs.
Durability: LED lights are highly durable and resistant to shocks, vibrations, and external impacts. They are solid-state devices without fragile components, making them more robust and less prone to damage. This durability is especially beneficial in challenging environments such as outdoor lighting, where LED lights can withstand harsh weather conditions and continue to operate reliably.
Instantaneous On/Off: Unlike certain types of lighting, LED lights do not require warm-up time to reach full brightness. They instantly provide full illumination as soon as they are switched on, allowing for immediate visibility without any flickering or delay.
Flexibility in Design: LED technology offers remarkable design flexibility, allowing for a wide range of lighting options. LEDs are available in various shapes, sizes, and colors, enabling creative and customized lighting solutions to meet specific requirements. Additionally, they can be easily dimmed or adjusted to create different atmospheres or to adapt to changing lighting needs.
Eco-Friendly: LED lighting is environmentally friendly due to its energy efficiency and other factors. It consumes less electricity, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and a smaller carbon footprint. LEDs also do not contain harmful substances like mercury, which is found in fluorescent bulbs, making them easier to dispose of and less harmful to the environment.
Improved Safety: LED lights generate very little heat compared to traditional lighting technologies. This feature reduces the risk of burns or fires, making LEDs safer to handle and decreasing the likelihood of accidents or injuries. Additionally, LEDs do not emit harmful UV radiation or infrared light, making them ideal for use in sensitive environments such as museums or art galleries.
Cost Savings: Although LED lighting may have a higher upfront cost than traditional lighting options, the long-term cost savings outweigh the initial investment. The energy efficiency and extended lifespan of LEDs result in significantly lower energy and maintenance expenses over time, leading to substantial cost savings for homeowners, businesses, and municipalities.