Columnists: Owen Comstock

Owen Comstock is an analyst with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). He works primarily on analysis of buildings energy consumption and efficiency, including the residential projections of energy use in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. For more information, see EIA’s website at:

Stadiums and Arenas Use Efficient, High Wattage Lamps

Most sports stadiums and indoor arenas use high intensity discharge (HID) lamps for almost all of their overhead lighting needs. On average, stadium lights have much higher wattage than other outdoor lighting applications such as billboards, roadways, and parking lots. While HID lamps are very efficient, they require significant time to warm up and achieve   …Continue Reading