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Danny Sheldon, MUSCO Sports Lighting

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  1. 1. Musco Sports Lighting ® “ Saving Money and Helping the Environment by Reducing Light Pollution” Danny Sheldon
  2. 2. Goals of Sports Lighting a solution that will: <ul><li>Create optimum playability for the players to play the game safely and competitively at night </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the integrity of the light per IESNA recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a system that is safe and pleasing for the players/spectators and is friendly to the neighbors and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the lowest cost of ownership over an expected 30-40 year life cycle </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Spill Light </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The light shining beyond the sports facility caused by the uncontrolled direct light component from the lighting system. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Obtrusive Light </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spill light that causes glare, annoyance, discomfort, or loss of visual ability. Light Pollution. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Glare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intense and blinding light. Causes visual discomfort or disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a function of distance. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Spill light
  5. 6. <ul><li>Minimize spill, glare and obtrusive light by limiting outdoor lighting that is misdirected, excessive, or unnecessary </li></ul><ul><li>How? Combination of fixture technology and lighting design </li></ul>
  6. 8. The Evolution of Musco’s Spill and Glare Control
  7. 9. Improved Efficiency
  8. 10. Additional Considerations <ul><li>Right amount of light, in the right place, at the right time. More light often means wasted light and energy. </li></ul><ul><li>IESNA Guidelines for safety and playability </li></ul><ul><li>Photometric Design – proper mounting heights and setbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic on/off controls – consistent hours of operation </li></ul>
  9. 18. Thank You © 2005, 2007 Musco Lighting - Patents Issued and Pending