29 Jan New lights make REALice shine
How much brighter will your indoor ice arena be with LEDs?
That’s hard to visualize. But at the Mayfield Recreation Complex in Caledon, ON they tracked their changes when they did their LED retrofit which took them from 66-T5 fluorescents to LEDs.
As you can see in the video, the colour of the lighting also changed, going from a warm to a bright white. Cam Coulter, Caledon’s Coordinator of Operations says that “makes a big difference to the sparkle of the ice.”
This isn’t the only energy-saving method recently installed at this arena. In 2019, they installed the REALice floodwater system which, in addition to making high quality ice, has reduced the arena’s energy spend by over $10K/year.