Lambeau Field gets new LED lighting system

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Green Bay Packers fans will be getting a better view of their team, starting next season.

The organization spent Wednesday morning installing a new LED lighting system, which arrived into the stadium via helicopter.

The LED lights are a technological upgrade over the previous HID lights, which had been in place since 2003 and were at the end of their life span.

The new lights will reduce power consumption by over 60%, and will improve the viewing experience for fans.

“LEDs are brighter, and a viewer who is at the game, as well as watching on TV, will notice more vibrant colors with uniforms,” said Aaron Popkey, Director of Public Affairs for the Packers. “And the playing surface will be brighter, and the glare on those in the stands will actually be reduced.”

Crews used a helicopter to bring the lights in because it’s faster than installing them with a crane.  They’ve spent the past month disconnecting and removing the old lights, but installing the new ones is taking less than a day.

The Packers say the new LED lighting system is expected to last at least a few decades.

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