How to upgrade the Arena’s lighting: Some simple measures go a long way. Upgrade your arena’s lighting to conserve energy, reduce CO2 emissions and save money. Have you successfully incorporated some of these measures? Let us know and tell your story so that we can share it here and inspire others to take action!
Many rinks might have already upgraded metal halide lights for energy saving LED lights, saving 60 percent of the energy previously required. On top, local utilities reduce the return on investment time substantially by offering incentives. In addition to the energy savings, LED arena lighting is built to last. Many warranties guarantee maintenance-free bright light for years and eliminate the need to replace burnt out bulbs and failed ballasts. LED produces far less heat, compared to previous lighting technologies, so chillers won’t have to work as hard. Also, LED lighting in your arena helps keep the ice harder for summer hockey and the floor cooler for summer box lacrosse. Areas off the ice: remove all old fluorescent (T12 )/ halogen / incandescent technology and upgrade to LED lights. Benefits: Better, brighter light in the arena Load reduction on the chiller Likely utility incentives available Potential utility incentives available Savings: Electricity up to 60% […]
Arena operators are concerned with the lighting both inside and outside their facilities. Adding LED lights to the arenas’ parking lot will improve safety, discourage crime, and also reduce electricity costs. LED lights produce consistent illumination, range in power level (brightness), and avoid the “hot spots” and areas of shadow that traditional / high-intensity discharge parking area lights can produce. Benefits: Improved safety Reduced energy cost Savings: Electricity
Lighting occupancy sensors detect the presence or absence of users and turn lights on or off accordingly. Arenas can install occupancy sensors to control lights and ensure that the lights are off when no one is in the facility – or in specific areas in the facility (e.g. storage closets, restrooms, hallways, offices). Occupancy light sensors increase the electrical efficiency in facilities and can save 30-75% annually in lighting-energy consumption. Benefits: Ensure lights are off during times of no occupancy Savings: Electricity CO2 Web resources: Edmonton hockey arena raises the bar for sports facilities Madison Gas & Electric – Occupancy sensors
Besides the refrigeration system, lighting is typically an ice rink’s largest electricity consumer. Arenas can save energy costs and reduce the load on the refrigeration system by removing all old fluorescent (T12) / halogen / incandescent light technology and upgrading to more energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lights. Benefits: Increased life time of lights Reduced cost Improved lighting – instant on / off with no warm-up time Less heat produced – reduces load on ice plant Lowers energy demand charges Enhanced arena estetics Enhanced arena aesthetics Savings: Electricity CO2 Web resources: Case study: The Cowichan Arena sticks it to energy waste
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Lumalex represents Aqualuma LED lighting across Canada, including some clients in the US. As a representative and distributor, our focus has been on supplying the best quality service and lighting products we possibly can. Our relationship with Aqualuma goes beyond just the supply of LED product. Our service to our clients is unparalleled. We work with our clients and Aqualuma on new product design requests, customization, specifications and functionality. Our job is to not only provide the best lighting solutions, but to show our clients how investing in our solutions will in fact, pay them back.
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Bright Solutions offers advice and solutions to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact that will improve efficiencies, provide sustainable development and maximize profit. Bright Solutions Inc. does this through by representing manufacturers that are committed to developing emerging solid-state LED technologies that offer greater longevity and environmental-friendly products. Bright Solutions offers lighting products for: • Ice rinks • Swimming Pools • Gymnasiums • Indoor Soccer Fields • Outdoor soccer, baseball and football fields • Parking lots • Exterior Wall-Packs
DAGR Industrial Lighting is a leading provider of high-performance LED lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Our tough and rugged LED fixtures utilize leading-edge technology and engineering to withstand the harshest industrial environments and hazardous locations — complying with stringent industry standards and certifications. DAGR undertook redesigns of several large indoor ice hockey arenas, which typically had over 100 – 1,000W Metal Halide fixtures directed at the ice surface. The lighting standard for televised National-Level Hockey Arenas of this size recommends 1,000 lux. The high operation temperatures of metal halides creates significant additional costs in refrigeration in order to keep the ice surface at top quality for all activities.
Delviro Energy is Canada’s leading manufacturer and supplier of Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Residential, and Architectural LED Lighting. From Electronic and Mechanical Design, Circuit Board Build, Metal Fabrication, Assembly to Finished Luminaire. Delviro Energy has established itself as the go-to LED fixture company for the Canadian Hockey Arena Association. With more than 40 arenas changed over to Delviro LED fixtures in 2013 and many more slated to be changed in 2015, we have become the LED fixture of choice within the hockey arena industry.
Swantech’s team specialize’s in LED Retrofits and Lighting Controls in Recreational facilities right across the province of Ontario, . Swantech Energy Solutions delivers innovative, effective, energy reducing LED retrofits and control systems to improve efficiency, eliminate maintenance & repair costs, and make a positive contribution to your bottom line. .