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Postprzez sherry2018love » 10:15 18 lis 2017

LED light bulbs have been the subjects ofnational hardware commercials for months, convincing homeowners to make the energy-saving switch. Now, sports facilities are starting to catch on.This season, the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans becamethe first two NFL teams to play in stadiums thatmade the conversion to LED sports lights. University of Phoenix Stadium, the Cardinals' home,will hostthe Joey Bosa Jersey firstSuper Bowl played under LED lights in Feb. 2015.MORE: NBA to showcase LED lightsBesides avoiding ablackout during the big game LED bulbs don't take time to warm upsports facilities are interesting in drastically reducing the cost of lighting.LED bulbs do just that, in addition toprovidinga better quality product for their fans, the players and the TV networks broadcasting the games.LED technology costs a lot more than the traditional metal-halide lighting systems major league and college teams have used for years to illuminate the playing surfaces at their venues, but thereduced energy usage and increased lifespan of the LED bulbs make the switch worthwhile in the long run. LED costs have even decreased recently, Josh Lambo Jersey rendering the new technology more attractive.Bottom line:the long-term savings can't be ignored.Greg Ianni, Michigan State's deputy director of athletics, agrees.The Spartans installed LED sports lights last year at Munn Ice ArenaMSU'shockey facilitya year ago and has seen an 80 percent energy savings over the first 12 months of operation, according to Musco Lighting, the vendor installing the system.This year, officials expanded the technology to theBreslin Center.The payback for both venues in terms of those savings is le s than 10 years, Ianni said.In the big leagues, arenas book many more Antonio Gates Jersey events which means a return on investment over a shorter period Brandon Mebane Jersey of time.Staples Center, one of the busiest arenas in North America with four tenants, expects to see an $800,000 savings over the next five years after installing LED sports lights last month, said Lee Zeidman, the facility's president.The number jumps to $2.6 million by year 10 according to the arena's financial projections, Zeidman said."It's the wave of the future from a cost savings and a sustainability standpoint," Zeidman said. "It sends a great me sage to your fans and allows you to do more things in game presentation."

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