More than energy savings. LEDs allow designers to shine a new light on their projects

05 Feb 2018

Posted in General by Net Zero USA

At U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Minnesota, home of Super Bowl LII, LED lighting took the stage in a really big way.

First, there was the decision by architects and stadium designers to use new cutting-edge LED lighting technology to illuminate the field with high performance LED stadium lights.

According to the US Bank Stadium website, the LED lighting provides a significant increase in illumination compared to traditional metal halide lights that have been common at stadiums for more than 30 years.

LED lighting also provides natural and more uniform light, which improves the overall clarity of the playing surface, to create a better stage for players and fans, both in the stadium and those watching on high-definition television. The lights can be turned off and on quickly, allowing for unique entertainment opportunities during sporting event breaks.”

The new LED system is also consistent with the stadium’s mission to be as environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. It is projected to consume 75% less energy as compared to a traditional metal halide system.​

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Next, there was Justin Timberlake’s halftime show which used a variety of production design elements including LED video panels, dramatic lighting, and projection effects to create a vibrant, dynamic look.


And did you catch the aerial shots showing the stadium and downtown Minneapolis beautifully lit up? Those colors were possible thanks to LED lighting technology. Look closely and you’ll see Prince’s moniker symbol. The late musician who was projected during the half time performance.


Extra Points – The Score-Keeping Bridge

The 10-lane I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge, less than a mile from the stadium, hosted a weekend-long LED light show that featured bright red displays when a team entered the red zone, and appropriate color pairs — red and blue for the Patriots, green and silver for the Eagles — that lit up after scoring plays.


As you can see from above, LED lighting technology advancements are allowing architects & designers the ability to add some extra flair into the look and feel of their latest projects.

The LED lamp market is projected to grow by more than 12-fold over the next decade, from $2 billion in the beginning of 2014 to over $100 billion by 2024.

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