Brighter Lights for The Vikings
The players of the Minnesota Vikings will definitely see their stadium in a different light.
New LEDs replaced the old lamps that used to light up the stadium to save money and to give the area a brighter look. The Minnesota Vikings are upgrading the lights in their new stadium to LED, saving money and energy in the new building. The LED lights will replace the traditional metal halide and other lamps that were originally planned for the stadium.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says the $1.2 million in extra construction costs will be repaid by energy savings, expected to be $300,000 a year. The lights are also expected to help the new stadium qualify for LEED certification. They're also expected to provide better illumination for television broadcasts.
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