People around the world are now watching the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks at The University of Phoenix Stadium right now, but did you know that the game is being lit with 780 metal halide fixtures using 44,928 Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs? Those ultra efficient LED fixtures require just 310,000 watts of power to glow, compared to the 1.24 million watts required by the metal halide bulbs. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“But power saving isn’t the only benefit to the stadium’s new energy-efficient lighting. The LED fixtures also produce nearly double the illumination of the old metal halide bulbs, and run at full intensity as soon as they’re switched on. If you remember the infamous Super Bowl blackout from a few years ago, it takes almost 20 minutes for metal halide bulbs to warm up and reach their full intensity,” reports Gizmodo.