Football Lights with Less Impacts on Natural Lives for Red Bull Football Academy
The training grounds of the Red Bull Football Academy in Salzburg, Austria have been outfitted with environmentally friendly floodlights.
Providing their students with superior training in optimal conditions is their number one goal, but the academy also sought a way to carry on late-night and early-morning trainings that weren’t disruptive to the nocturnal creatures populating the surrounding area.
Artificial light from outdoor facilities often create light pollution for nocturnal animals and insects, altering the nighttime habitat, negatively impacting reproduction behaviors and reducing populations.
For example, insects such as moths are highly sensitive to lighting with a high proportion of blue in the color spectrum.
In addition to the environmental aspect, the academy’s LED floodlights offer advantages compared to conventional floodlights. These include lower energy consumption, a longer life, and less glare for residents and the environment. These floodlights demonstrate how it’s possible to meet customer needs while at the same time respecting the environment.
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