Alberta Ice Arena Lowers Energy Consumption 28% With LEDs
By switching to high bay LED lighting, the Bowden Ice Arena in Alberta was able to decrease the amount of energy used on lighting by 28 percent, while increasing the amount of light put into play.
With fixtures mounted 16 feet from the ice level, the use of LEDs resulted in an increase in light from 50 foot-candles to 80, an improvement of 60 percent. The energy consumption, meanwhile, dropped from 458 watts to 325 watts, according to a press release.
Previously, the arena used fluorescent high-bay lighting.
The fast-pace of hockey benefits from having brighter LEDs, said Andy Weiss, Bowden Administrative Services Manager.
LEDs perform better in the cold interior of the arena than fluorescents, said Jason Korbelik, Sales Manager at Albeo Technologies, which manufactured the lighting.
Following is a video about Albeo’s LED lighting.
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