The city of Oviedo jumped at the chance when federal money became available for energy grants. They secured $250,000 for re-lighting some of the fields at the Oviedo Sports Complex.
Now, the city has decided they will re-light all 11 fields at a cost of $415,000, according to Parks and Recreation Director Dru Boulware.
"It's making up for a pretty good size of the cost of the 11 ball fields," said Boulware.
The remaining $165,000 will come from either a state grant the city will apply for, or Oviedo taxpayers themselves. Boulware says the technology is automated and synched with the company that sold them the lights.
"They basically know when we have a problem before we do, and then they notify us by either email or phone calls to let us know the problem that we are having."
Director Boulware says residents in and around the Oviedo Sports Complex will notice the difference and be happier with the cleaner, greener lights.
"Fifty percent less glare and spill over, which means more of the light is directly on to the field area instead of outside areas of the field which means go into the neighborhoods and the other areas, the parking lots and that type of thing."
Boulware tells FOX 35 another major benefit of the new lighting will be cost. The city says they expect to make back the costs of the lights over the course of 11 years in energy savings. The lights are under warranty for 25 years.