Lusitano Stadium, located in Ludlow, Massachusetts, is a 3,000-seat stadium built in 1918 currently used for the Western Mass Pioneers of the USL Premier Development League, the Western United Pioneers USL Super-20 teams, and various Gremio Lusitano soccer teams.
This LED soccer application used 66 of SpecGrade LED’s AFL 400-watt luminaires with 60 x 60 beams at 5000K on 85-foot high mast poles.
The soccer field achieved an average of 40 foot-candles with minimal glare and excellent uniformity. In addition to reducing their energy costs in illuminating this area by 50% over the metal halide lamps they were using they also were able to reduce their maintenance costs. Metal Halide lamps were good for 10,000-15,000 hours while the LED luminaire have an expected life of over 100,000 hours.