The Miami HEAT join the Minnesota Timberwolves this season as the first two NBA teams to install Eaton’s Ephesus sports lighting system in their arenas. AmericanAirlines Arena joins a growing list of professional sports venues from all four major professional sports organizations to select the Ephesus lighting system.
“We rely on lighting to set the stage for Miami HEAT games, creating the right environment for our players and our fans,” says Michael McCullough, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Miami HEAT. “Eaton’s Ephesus system allows us to introduce dramatic effects and color into our lighting presentations inside AmericanAirlines Arena, and we’re excited about its unveiling this season.”
The solid-state lighting system features Ephesus Arena Pro luminaires and Prism color fixtures with its patented color temperature tuning capabilities and a control system that will interface with the arena’s existing control system. The LED system is available with 100 percent dimming capabilities, tunable light temperature and control capabilities within each fixture.
Despite installing less fixtures than the previous lighting system, Eaton’s Ephesus sports lighting provides lighting that illuminates uniformly on the playing surface, creating a stage for players and fans watching live and on high-definition television. The LED system is easy to install, maintenance-free for years and offers low total operating costs compared to other traditional sports lighting systems.
“Since we installed the solid-state lighting system in a North American sports arena, facility operators and team executives have come to understand that Eaton’s digital lighting solutions create a stage for fans and performers,” says Mike Lorenz, president, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business. “We are confident that fans attending the different types of events at AmericanAirlines Arena, including Miami HEAT basketball, will experience a better game or show with our digital lighting and controls system.”
This Ephesus solution continues the acceptance of LED lighting at sports and entertainment venues of all sizes across North America. Hundreds of facilities have made the switch to Eaton’s LED sports lighting system including the University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals); Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins); U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings); Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators); Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers) and many more.
Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business manufactures high-output solid-state lighting solutions for challenging applications in the industrial and sporting markets. The business is focused on innovating lighting solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world, by creating sustainable environments. For more information, visit the website, contact (315)579-2873 or email EphesusInfo@eaton.com.