James took our remote area lighting units, called All-Terrain Lentry® Portable Light Systems, to his son’s youth soccer practice and determined, once and for all, that they’re GREAT solutions for lighting soccer fields, football fields, and other sporting events and practices. (Lentry Lights range in price from approximately $2800 to $9700.)
Many of our clients wish to extend team practices and games in fall and winter when daylight hours are limited. Until now, they have been stuck renting tow-behind trailer-mounted generators with light masts (up to $1000 a month), or struggling with with inadequate, low-output, difficult work lights.
Pictures on this page were taken by James took during his field lighting test and by Joan at a soccer field lighting demonstration she did soon after James’s. (Click images to enlarge.)
Conclusion: Lentry Portable Lighting Systems are good alternatives to large commercial lighting systems and economical long-term investments for sports associations needing to light remote areas that are often inaccessible by vehicle and without power.
Having tested the lights on several unlit soccer fields at night, we can confidently recommend lighting many fields and sport activities using a Lentry Light with one or two extra-tall height V-Spec LEDs. He feels a single V-Spec LED does very well on half a field and that two LEDs or the two-headed LED would sufficiently light an entire field. I think units with single or dual V-Star LEDs would also do well!
Dual LEDs give you the advantage of aiming in opposite directions and placement in the center of the area instead of at one end. The light will be in the players’ eyes from certain vantage points, but the fact that Lentry Lights can stand on nearly any surface means you position them wherever you want! James found that positioning the portable light at one end of the field, near one of the goals, tended to blind the goalies; instead, he positioned the unit near the center of the field and moved it 20 to 40 feet back, so that the flood and spot lighting fell on the field.
For the tests and shown in the photos, James used our shop model which has the 1000-watt EU1000i generator. Please note that while the smaller generator may be sufficient to run the 2-Headed V-Spec LED light head, it is only available on the 2000-watt model 2TWSPX-C with the heavier generator. The larger, heavier generator is needed to counter the heavy light head.
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Photos above were taken by James during his demo at a junior league practice. Below are photos Joan took during her demo in the pouring rain. For sports lighting, we recommend Lentry Light models with extra tall (XT-height) LEDs.
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