REDUCED GLARE

Athletes can’t keep their eyes on the ball with glare from other lights. Our single glass optic lights fields evenly with smooth, clear light.

REPLACE 2 FOR 1

REPLACE 2 FOR 1Our 1500W Stadium LED can replace at least two 1500W standard HIDs. Plus, one of our lights weighs 1/3 less than two HIDs.

200,000 LUMENS

The SportsBeams LED 1500 is the single brightest luminary currently in production.

BROADCAST QUALITY

Our founders are experts in broadcast lighting (just ask Emmy®). They’ve put their years of expertise into our stadium lights.

THE MOST LED EXPERIENCE

No sports lighting company has more LED experience than we do

  • LED BROADCAST EXPERIENCE

    We have been lighting movie stages, news rooms and more for 16 years. We did it so well, we received 2 Emmys® for our efforts.

    Emmy

  • A TRUE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

    We weren’t a lighting company that decided to get into LEDs. We were an LED company that decided to do sports lighting.

    Just like horse breeders couldn’t suddenly start making cars in the 1900s, incumbent HID makers couldn’t suddenly start making world-class LED sports lights. The difference in technology is that great.

Latest Install

At one of world’s largest airports, there wasn’t enough light to go around. They installed Sportsbeams in a pilot program. We did pretty well.

Just some of our lights were a bit…
noticeable. Can you spot ’em?

Stay tuned for updates…

QUESTIONS

Every sports lighting manufacturer should answer these questions

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER:
Our design incorporates a patented single lens optics that emits light evenly through a large continous aperture at 400lm per sq/in with absolutely no breakage within the aperture. Contrast that with the multiple optics design of all other sports lighters that force 2000+ lumens per sq/in through hundreds of pinhole optics. The extreme brightness and breakage within the aperture causes the glare that has become infamous in the industry.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Glare is the single biggest issue facing LED sports lighting fixtures. Our single lens optics is the only solution that can significantly reduce glare and improve the lighting on the field.

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER: Yes. Our factory that produces our fixtures is a wholly-owned contract manufacturing company.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Controlling the manufacturing process is essential to ensure build quality. When a lighting company doesn’t own the manufacturing, they are at the mercy of the processes of the third party manufacturer. Often times, they are not aware of quality issues until after their product has been deployed in the field.

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER:
We employ intelligent, active cooling and state-of-the-art heat pipe technologies to ensure that our heat sensitive components remain at a constant temperature. The result is long term reliability and no light degradation due to overheating.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Heat is the most significant factor in the life reduction of any LED fixture. Consequently, proper heat management is absolutely essential in ensuring a fixture’s longevity.

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER:
We are, 100%. As owners of the factory, we set up very detailed quality control processes and can ensure that they are followed each and every time.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Quality control isn’t just about incoming inspection of a product. Proper quality control starts at the component level and carries through all the way to final delivery. If a company relies on third parties to do this, they are rolling the dice on the quality of the final product.

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER:
Yes. From design to engineering to manufacturing to installation, we own everything. As a true technology company, we have the experience and knowledge to design the world’s best products on our own.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Relying on third parties to develop core technologies is usually a poor model for any business. Many of the important technical details are poorly understood, not properly implemented or simply overlooked. For lighting companies, this often results in a fixture that is inefficient, overpowered, underpowered or not built to last more than a few years – regardless of the warranty that they offer.

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER:
Our founders have been designing and manufacturing advanced LED fixtures since 2002, when LED first became efficient enough for lighting purposes. This gives Sportsbeams more LED fixture experience than any other sports lighting company in the world.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
HIDs have dominated the sports lighting market for decades. But HIDs were never a very sophisticated technology. Designing, engineering and manufacturing true LED sports lighting fixtures, however, requires the experience and knowledge of a technology company, not a sales and marketing company. Just as horse breeders didn’t suddenly start making automobiles at the turn of the last century, it’s unreasonable to think that an HID manufacturer can suddenly become an expert in LED lighting.

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER:
Yes. Due to our active cooling, we can mount our fixture in any position.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Almost all LED sports lighting fixtures with passive heat sinks have significant limitations on their mounting angles. The heat sinks are designed for specific airflow and failure to mount them at the proper angle can result in significant reduction of fixture life as heat management begins to fail.

SPORTSBEAMS’ ANSWER:
All of our fixtures run 48V DC to the LED.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?LED fixtures either utilize pulse width modulation (PWM) or DC. PWM is easier to engineer, but results in significant flickering, especially with high-resolution cameras. DC power directly to the LED ensures flicker-free lighting at any frame resolution. Lower voltage to the fixture results in significantly less heat, thereby prolonging the life of the fixture. Additionally, any fixture that utilizes more than 60V poses a real electrocution danger to installers and technicians.

Why Sportsbeams?

We understand why people choose the incumbents. It’s easy. They’re established. Nobody got fired for picking IBM and all that. But for those who are more concerned with the light itself rather than the sales cycle, we’re the the only choice.

We won’t take your son’s little league coach out to dinner. We won’t take an athletic director on a fishing trip.

But what we will do is sell the best sports light on the market. The costs go into the fixture, not the sales cycle.

That’s what happens when you work with a technology company rather than a sales and marketing company.

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