Benefits of LED Lighting in Broadcast TV

- Jul 10, 2019-

Broadcast color temperature can be measured objectively, but it is commonly described subjectively as whether the broadcast lighting will be perceived by viewers as being warm or cool. These descriptors do not refer to the physical temperatures of the playing surface. Rather, they convey an idea of how harsh the playing surface lighting will appear to be during a broadcast. LED sports lighting has evolved to create a near-perfect balance between warm and cool color temperatures such that a broadcast of a sporting event that is held under next-generation LED illumination will hit a sweet spot between too hot and too cold.  Moreover, different types of sporting events might call for different color temperatures (e.g. basketball benefits from warmer lighting, while hockey looks better under cooler colors). LED systems can be tuned to match the requirements of any event to facilitate the best possible conditions to  broadcast that event.

Lastly, the versatility of an LED system’s CRI capabilities gives broadcast viewers the best possible color appearance and contrast to follow even the fastest action on a sports playing field. CRI is often described as an artificial light source’s ability to replicate natural lighting conditions. Modern LED lighting can be tuned to come closest to natural sunlight without adding any glare or distorting ultraviolet or infrared lighting spectra. Viewers who watch sporting events that are illuminated with LED lights will receive almost the same impression as if those events were played during daylight hours and under natural lighting conditions.