NGU Sports Lighting offers world-class lighting systems and controls for a wide range of sports and recreational institutions, from professional football and baseball to high schools and college fields
Spark Your Knowledge With Our Lighting Glossary
There is a wide range of important lighting industry terms you should know to help you choose the right world-class LED lighting equipment for your business:
What Is a Light Beam Angle?
A light beam angle shows how light is emitted from the source to help you determine which type of lighting system you need for your application. A light-emitting diode (LED) system typically comes in a wide range of angles, from four to 60 degrees. Other LED lamps are designed with light beam angles up to 120 degrees.
What Is Solid-State Lighting?
Solid-state lighting (SSL) is a technology that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a source of light instead of electrical filaments, plasma, or gas.
What Is Color Rendering Index?
Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a scale that measures how a lighting system reveals an object’s colors in contrast to a natural light source. The scale ranges from zero to 100, with a zero rating meaning poor and 100 meaning excellent, and is dependent on how accurately the system can create a source resembling natural light. Most LED lighting systems produce a score of about 80 to 100 on the scale, resulting in brightening environments using a more natural, accurate light output.
What Are White LED Lights?
LED lighting systems don’t directly create a white color appearance. However, you can use two LED lighting technologies to emit white light. The first technology uses a blue LED and phosphor coating to transform blue light into white light. White LED lights can also be produced by combining red, blue, and green LEDs to create white light.
What Is Correlated Color Temperature?
Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) defines a white LED lighting system’s color appearance. CCT uses Kelvins to define the appearance in white LED lighting systems, defining a warm light at around 2700K, neutral white at about 4000K, and cool white at about 5000K or more.
What Are Lumens?
Lumens, or light outputs, measure the total amount of light visible to the human eye from a lamp or light source. The higher the lumen rating, the brighter the light appears.
What Is Direct Current?
Direct Current (DC) is used to power most LED strips on the market. A transformer or low-voltage battery is typically used to step-down Alternating Current (AC) voltage to a suitable level that powers LED strips. Most LED strips normally use 12V or 24V DC.
What Are Remote Lighting Controls?
Remote lighting controls allow you to maintain and manage new and existing lighting fixtures through a single wireless hub.
What Is Full-Spectrum Lighting?
Full-spectrum lighting provides an excellent source of light for any indoor application using full-spectrum bulbs with pitch-perfect natural lighting, color temperature tuning, integrated RGBA color flooding, and beam tuning.
What Is Adjustable Temperature Lighting?
Adjustable temperature lighting allows you to control a light source’s color temperature output, changing the color rendering in real-time. With adjustable temperature lighting technology, you can tune the color temperature to make your fixtures have a warm white or cool white color.
What Are RGBA LED Lights?
RGBA LED lighting systems use red, green, and blue lights to create more than 16 million light hues.
Providing a Wide Range of Lighting Systems
NGU provides our customers with a wide range of lighting systems designed to last long-term.
Our team only works with the best partners in the LED lighting industry, including Ephesus, a Cooper Lighting Solutions company, and Signify, a major presence in conventional, LED, and connected lighting. All owned by Philips, the leading global brand in professional lighting. With our connections to the best SSL partners in the industry, NGU provides you with elite LED lighting systems and controls. Whether you manage a professional, university, or high school arena, it’s our mission to guide you to long-term lighting success for your venue.
An Experienced Lighting System Provide
Designing and implementing a new lighting strategy for a venue is a daunting task. You need the right resources and team to help you find the best lighting system for your needs and space. As an experienced SSL technology expert, NGU has helped professional stadiums, universities, high schools, and parks across the country design and implement actionable lighting plans. When you rely on us, you get an expert team at your disposal to help you achieve new heights with your lighting solution.