The brightness spec is to meet the requirements of filming top flight games. Its not about being "perfectly bright" to the fans in attendance. LEDs are the only way forward for any forward thinking club. So yeah, we don't need them.They do need upgrading and constant maintenance is needed every week.
Interesting though we wouldn't have to change to LEDs if we ever got promoted but ours are way off what is required in brightness.
Personally find it a bit odd though that the commentators would mention it as they are perfectly bright enough.
As for the pitch... it's the end of January, we can't afford to have heat lamps over the whole pitch and we don't have undersoil heating.
The job Peter and the team do is first class.