Ken Belson of The New York Times reports that the Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens, is the only major league sports site in North America to use only LEDs to light its playing surface. He writes:
“So last year, Mr. Gauthier (GM, Bell Centre) replaced all his older lights with 140 costlier light-emitting diode fixtures, or LEDs, which produce three times as much light on the ice for each watt of energy and last far longer — an investment that he says will take only about two years to pay back. He expects to save about $125,000 a year on electricity, parts and labor.”
To learn more about LEDs and why sports arenas are considering this new technology, continue to the article.
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