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Syracuse, N.Y. — Jan. 11, 2015 — Power management company Eaton announced that Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami, and Orange Bowl, plans to implement an advanced light-emitting diode (LED) system designed to enhance viewing experiences for stadium spectators and television audiences, while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent.
The new Ephesus Lighting LED system will be implemented for the beginning of the 2016 NFL football season.
The new LED system, with its instant-on capability, eliminates the warm-up period associated with more traditional bulb-based lighting such as metal halide products. This contributes to an enhanced fan viewing experience and enables venues to instantly resume lighting after concerts and other non-sports events and halftime shows.
“As we researched LED lighting options in the marketplace that would help us transform Sun Life Stadium, it became evident that the digital lighting solution developed by Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting was a very competitive, well-engineered system that would meet our unique and specific needs,” said Bill Senn, the Miami Dolphins' senior vice president of stadium renovations.
The Ephesus LED lighting system is brighter than the previous system and through its industry-leading glare-control innovations, its fixtures shine more uniformly on the playing surface, creating a better stage for players and fans both in the stadium and those watching on high-definition television.
The versatility of an LED system also allows for operational flexibility and the creation of programmable light shows for fan entertainment. Ephesus LED solutions are easy to install, virtually maintenance-free for years, and offer facilities low total operating costs.
Since lighting the first sports venue with LED technology in North America in 2012, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting luminaires have been operational for over 20 million hours at indoor and outdoor sports and entertainment venues across North America including the University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals); U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings); the Canadian Tire Centre (Ottawa Senators); Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators); Duke University; and Cornell University.
For more information, visit www.ephesuslighting.com.