Hawkins Field, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
MaterialsThe home field of the Vanderbilt University men’s baseball team now features an advanced LED system designed to enhance the viewing experiences for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent.
The new LED system features Ephesus Stadium Pro lights and a DMX control system, which enables dynamic fan experience effects and increases operational flexibility. The lights at Hawkins Field have instant-on capability, eliminating the warm-up period associated with more traditional metal-halide lighting products.
The Ephesus LED lighting system’s fixtures shine uniformly on the playing surface, creating a better stage for players and fans 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.
LED LIGHTING MANUFACTURER: Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting
For more than a decade, Vanderbilt University has had one of the nation’s most successful baseball programs. The team entered the 2016 season ranked No. 7 by Baseball America and inside the top 10 in all of college baseball’s most respected pre-season polls. Head Coach Tim Corbin has compiled a 567-271 record in his 14-year tenure, including consecutive appearances in the College World Series, finishing as runner-up in 2015 after being crowned national champions in 2014.
The Commodores opened their 2016 season under the LED system on Feb. 19 against the University of San Diego. “Our new LED lights make Hawkins Field an even better place to play and watch
a game,” says Kevin Colon, associate athletic director, Vanderbilt University.
PHOTO: JOHN RUSSELL, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS