Feb. 9, 2021
Smart, Solar Lighting Improvements Added to
The City of Pensacola has completed new smart lighting improvements at Legion Field, with 34 fully solar fixtures that also feature smart technology for maximum efficiency. These improved lighting fixtures require no power hookup or light bulb maintenance, and they can operate for three days without any new sunlight recharging the solar panels.
Through built-in smart technology, the lights have the ability to react to park usage, automatically boosting to a 100% brightness setting when joggers or walkers approach. For added efficiency, the lights will work at 70% brightness during those off-hours when not in high demand,
The light produced by these fixtures will be a warm 3,500 Kelvin temperature, which is well within compliance and comfort for nearby residents while also enhancing safety at the public park. This light system was programmed with safety measures in mind, fully illuminating the walking path as well as the new playground and splash pad features of the park.
"We're excited to bring this technology to Legion Field to increase the hours the walking path is available and to improve the overall walkability of the neighborhood," City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Director Brian Cooper said.
This project was made possible by a partnership between the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and SESCO Lighting of Pensacola. The contractor being used for this project is J. Miller Construction.
To learn more about Legion Field, visit the City of Pensacola website.