Arena Lights

Arena lighting has come a long way in the last 20 years. Lighting options came in many forms. There was the eerie blue light of the mercury vapor; there was the yellow-sodium vapor; the bug-covered open two-lamp 8 foot fluorescent, and the most popular, energy consuming, “wait until I turn on” metal halides.

In 2000, the innovative engineers at Orion Energy Systems introduced a remarkable new product; the 6 lamp T-8 high bay fluorescent fixture. The fixture produced 30 percent more light than a standard metal halide and consumed less than half the energy. In addition, the newly developed electronic ballast enabled the light to come on instantly. The patented reflector design produced shadow-free and glare-free light. A perfect fit for the indoor arena market!

In 2014, Orion Energy Systems introduced LED versions of the original stall and arena fixtures. These fixtures maintain all of the advantages of the fluorescent technology, but add the extended life (15 – 20 years) and increased efficiency.

After consulting a number of arena projects, it became apparent that different horse disciplines required different levels of light. A multi-purpose facility that housed cutting, roping, and jumping exercises requires a high level of illumination. A training or dressage facility required less; a pure exercise facility requires the least amount of light.

Perhaps the most important revelation was that overall intensity of light was not nearly as important as the even distribution of light on the floor. Lights must be laid out in such a manner to eliminate light and dark spots, which a horse may see as a “hole” and bolt.

The combination of Orion’s innovative engineering and my personal experience makes us the best qualified to provide you with the most affordable and effective arena lighting system.



200 Watt High Bay Fixtures
Instant On – 20° F
Uses half the energy of a 400 watt Metal Halide

  • Gasketed and sealed
  • Full spectrum light (5000 Kelvin) DAYLIGHT QUALITY
  • 50,000 – 100,000 hour life
  • 20,000 Lumens
  • Clear Acrylic lens
  • Hardwire or Modular Power Connection
  • Suspension cables, flush mount or pendent mount hardware available
  • NO Glare or Shadows
  • 16’ – 24’ Mounting Heights
  • UL Wet Listed



Indoor riding arenas

Available in 8 foot – 4 & 6 lamp T-8 Fluorescent Fixture
Instant on at –22°F
Full spectrum lighting, daylight quality

  • Fiberglass housing designed for WET locations — No rusting parts
  • Gasketed and enclosed – seals out moisture, dust and bugs
  • Accurate color rendition for early disease detection
  • T8 – 5,000 Kelvin temperature, 42,000 hour high lumen lamps


  • Spend less time and money changing bulbs
  • 4 Foot – 3 Lamp T-8 available
  • Stainless Steel Mounting brackets available
  • No Glare or Shadows
  • 10’ – 14’ Mounting Height
  • UL Wet Listed


ENPC Series

High Bay/Low Bay Enclosed Fixtures
More Light, 50 percent Less Energy
Instant On at – 22° F

  • Available in 4, 6 and 8 lamp models — High or Low Bay
  • Replaces a 400 watt metal halide using only 221 watts of energy
  • Full spectrum — 42,000 hour high lumen, T8 lamps standard
  • Clear Acrylic lens or wire guard
  • Hardwire or Modular Power Connection
  • T5 & LED models available
  • Suspension cables, flush mount or pendent mount hardware available
  • Gasketed and sealed models available (UL Wet Listed)
  • NO Glare or Shadows
  • 14’ – 24’ Mounting Heights