You may want to know the cost before buying a new or replacing baseball field lighting fixture. In fact, if you just talk about costs, it has several meanings such as the cost of lighting fixtures for a baseball stadium, the cost of electricity (running), the cost of installation, and so on. Now we will introduce you to the best guide on how to save money on baseball field lighting project.
1. The cost of baseball field lighting
The price of the luminaire will vary greatly, so we need to consider it on a case-by-case basis. And the following factors determine the cost of baseball field lights.
1) Country of origin
If they are made in the United States, the United Kingdom, or other European countries, the baseball field lights will be more expensive. This is because labor, material costs and factory rents are high. Most of the money you pay will eventually be transferred to the pockets of other companies, not the lights of the stadium. The question now is how to save money.
The easiest way is to find a reliable company with a production line in an Asian country. Although the cost of manufacturing stadium lighting is low, if you can find a reliable company, you can get the cheapest lighting. The price difference between baseball field lights from the US and Asia is as high as 30% to 100%. For example, the total cost of a standard baseball stadium is approximately $120,000 to $200,000 if you buy from the US, but the price in China is only $40,000 to $90,000. If you buy lamps in this cost-effective way, you can definitely reduce project costs and increase profits.
2) Type of lighting
There are many baseball fields or stadiums that still use metal halides, halogen lamps or HPS floodlights. They cost far less than LEDs. Therefore, many contractors tend to purchase these traditional lighting for baseball stadiums. Buyers may think they can save money immediately, but this is not entirely true.
For the same power rating, the luminous efficiency of halogen lamps is 10 times lower than the LED. This means that if a halogen lamp is chosen, it will require more than 10 times the luminaire. For example, a single 500 watt halogen baseball field floodlight is priced at about $50 to $100, while a 500 watt LED is priced at about $450 to $550. You need to buy a 10 x 500W halogen lamp to produce the equivalent brightness of a 1 x 500W LED. And as you see, the overall cost of 10 nos 500W halogen lamps is almost same as 1 nos 500W LED light. And now the question is, which lights you prefer to buy when the cost of lighting fixture is same?
Moreover, basing on the lifespan of LED lights and metal halide or halogen lamps, you need to replace the halogen or metal halide lamp every one to two years because their brightness drops quickly and finally making the baseball field very dim, so there is an extra charge for buying a new light. However, the LED lights have the lifespan of over 80,000 hours and its brightness can be kept at very high level for decades. Therefore, the maintenance cost of baseball field lighting can be neglected in the long run.
3) Standard of different baseball competition
As we know, the more professional a baseball game is, the higher the cost of lighting the baseball field. For example, if your high school baseball fields are designed for training or recreational purposes, the cost of baseball diamond lighting (LED) is approximately. $30,000 to $60,000. Conversely, if the stadium hosts international tournaments such as the Little League, Battle For The Ship or Sandacstle Baseball Championships, the total cost of the lights will increase to $80,000 to $150,000.
Why is the cost higher? This is because in such professional baseball tournaments, we need additional LED floodlights to increase the horizontal and vertical brightness of 4K and 8K TV broadcasts. In addition to lumen output, we also need to maintain a relatively high level of illumination uniformity for baseball fields. Therefore, the lighting design is more complicated, so the cost of the lamp will be higher.
Despite this, OAK LED offers free lighting designs for different types of courses. In addition, our LED lights are very affordable because we have factories in China. We have quality control and inspections, so we always offer the best baseball field lights. Kindly contact us for a price quote and free lighting advice if you have any need.
2. The running cost of baseball field lighting
As we explained above, one LED light is 10 times brighter than one halogen lamp. So if we take 30,000W LED baseball field lighting as an example, the daily running cost of 30,000W LED lights is $0.12/1000 (average electricity cost in US) x 8 hours (using time) x 30,000W = $28.8. However, the daily electricity cost of 300,000W halogen lamps is $ 0.12 / 1000 x 8 hours x 300,000W = $ 288.
And we can quickly find the main difference on the running cost between LED lights and halogen lights is about $259.2. Please attention that it is just the daily electricity cost here. If you are working on a professional baseball field tournament, the quantity of lights may increase, same does the total running cost of the whole baseball field. Therefore, it is very necessary to use LED baseball field floodlights rather than halogen or metal halide floodlights to cut down the extra costs because using LED lights absolutely can save about $50,000 per month and $60,000 per year in electricity.
To sum up, if you want to save money on your baseball field lighting projects, kindly contact OAK LED to get the best price of our LED stadium flood lights, the most suitable lighting design for your baseball fields and the 100% technical support and online or offline service.