Castle to get new LED stadium lights

Castle will host three home league games this fall. In photo, the Knights' Makana Smith caught a touchdown pass against Damien on Aug. 5. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

New LED lights are being installed at the Castle football field, according to Department of Education spokesperson Lindsay Chambers.

The work is planned to begin in October and that’s why the Knights’ schedule was changed to all road games for its Oahu Interscholastic Association season.

In addition, some problems have been found with the light fixtures.

“Preliminary inspections found rusted safety brackets on 13 existing light fixtures and they were removed as a safety precaution,” Chambers wrote in an email to Hawaii Prep World. “Please note that these are 13 individual lights fixtures mounted at the tops of the seven stadium light poles, not the poles or mounts themselves. As the football schedule was already modified in preparation for the LED lighting replacement project, Castle High, all schools and teams are aware and prepared.”


  1. bumbuchas August 10, 2017 11:04 pm

    Someone dropped the ball here big time! problem was known from last season and only now they are fixing and after the season? How long does the State crawl to fix things? What’s with Castle’s Admin there? Twiddling their thumbs? Their FB community suffers at the incompetence thus shown. BTW, how come they never consider Saturday afternoon day games? After all, they did play Damien last week in the daytime.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email