Three college sports and entertainment venues at Ohio University, Union College and the University of British Columbia have seen the future of lighting by joining the growing legion of North American higher education institutions to make the switch to illuminate their arenas with an innovative new LED lighting system from Ephesus Lighting.
Ephesus LED lights reduce power consumption by an average of 70% and maintain lighting quality with no maintenance. Whereas traditional lighting requires frequent changing and experiences lighting output degradation of 40% in just 18 months, Ephesus LED lights require little to no maintenance and generate 90% light output for 10 years.
“We commend these three facilities for seeing the future by making the move to our energy saving, maintenance-free and high-quality LED lighting system,” explained Mike Lorenz, president of Ephesus Lighting. “LED is the natural evolution of arena and stadium lighting as it provides an optimal stage for events, players and fans.”
The Ohio University Convocation Center at Ohio University in Athens, OH is a 13,080 seat multi-purpose arena that hosts basketball, volleyball and wrestling. They replaced 155 metal halide and incandescent 1000 watt lights with 52 Ephesus 600 Arena Lights. The reduction in energy consumption was accompanied by increased light levels of 10% the court, exceeding NCAA broadcast requirements.
Similarly, the 2,350 seat Frank L. Messa Rink at Achilles Center at Union College in Schenectady, NY replaced its metal halide system with 50 Ephesus 600 Arena Lights and 20 Ephesus 300 Arena Lights. The rink is the home ice for the Union College men’s and women’s hockey team and serves the entire Schenectady community.
The Ephesus lighting system installed at UBC Thunderbird Arena at the University of British Columbia is a hybrid system comprised of 46 Ephesus Arena 600 lights plus 41 remaining metal halide fixtures. The Ephesus fixtures will provide 100 FC of lighting for daily usage while the metal halide lights will supplement them for major events. The system is projected to reduce power consumption by over 70% at the 7,000 seat facility.
Ephesus manufactures the brightest LED on the market and is the only arena-designed lighting solution that is certified under Design Light Consortium’s (DLC) quality, performance and energy efficiency requirements. The DLC certification enables facilities to receive energy incentives from utility providers. Ephesus Lighting has created LED lighting solutions for more than 20 sports and entertainment venues all across North America since 2012.