New LED Lighting is a
WHY LAMBEAU FIELD INVESTED IN A NEW
STADIUM LIGHTING SYSTEM
Historic Lambeau Field’s new LED light- ing system promises better lighting
quality for Green Bay Packers home games
and energy savings worthy of a Lambeau
The new lighting system includes 296
LED light fixtures from Musco, each consuming 414 k W. This represents a 60% reduction from the HID lighting system installed
during the 2003 renovation, which included
648 HID fixtures that each consumed
1,065 k W.
The old lighting system was becom-
ing increasingly difficult to maintain and
upgrade because the system was aging and
tion is going to drop significantly.”
The new lighting system was installed via
helicopter, as using cranes would require
extensive setup, disassembly, moving and
reassembly for each of the stadium’s eight
The LED lighting will reduce glare on
the field, deliver brighter and more vibrant
color, and eliminate the flicker during slow-motion footage, meaning better replay quality for fans watching from home, Popkey
notes. The lighting system can be dimmed
for special events inside the stadium.
Lambeau is one of just a handful of NFL
stadiums to embrace LED lighting. The
advanced technology first lit the field for
the Super Bowl in 2015 and is slowly proving itself as stadium operators notice the
enhanced game presentation and operational cost savings.
What’s yet to be seen is whether the
lower operational costs will be passed on
to fans in the form of lower prices for tickets, which rose from an average of $58.39
in 2006 to $94.47 in 2016, according to
replacement parts were becoming scarce,
according to Aaron Popkey, Director of
Public Affairs for the Green Bay Packers.
“Like a lot of us are going through in our
homes, when you’re replacing light bulbs or
looking to upgrade lights, you go to the LED
technology,” Popkey explains. “That’s going
to make a big difference in terms of energy
efficiency and reducing the number of lights
itself by more than half. Electrical consump-
GREEN BAY PACKERS FANS will soon
notice better lighting quality from the
new, ultra-efficient LED lighting system.
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