Power management company Eaton has announced that its Ephesus sports lighting LED and controls system products will illuminate the next three professional football championship games, scheduled for 2018 in Minneapolis, 2019 in Atlanta, and 2020 in Miami. Featuring its patented system technology, including dynamic control functions, the LED system enhances the viewing experience for spectators in the stadium and at home, offering greater control and capabilities for the elaborate halftime shows — all while reducing energy use by as much as 75%. Super Bowl LII is scheduled for February 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
In 2015, Seattle and New England NFL teams played for the championship under the Ephesus LED Lighting solution at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ — the first professional football venue to install LED lighting. The solution gave fans the best view of the game while the system’s proprietary controls allowed for the complete darkening of the stadium, enhancing and extending the halftime show.
“It’s no coincidence that our LED lighting solution was chosen by the venues that are continually being selected to host the biggest events in sports,” said Mike Lorenz, president, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business. “Our digital lighting solution creates one of the best stages for performers and the optimal viewing experience for fans at the game and watching on high-definition television.”
Eaton’s Ephesus sports lighting illuminates more uniformly on the playing surface and provides an improved stage for players and fans. The system is easy to install, relatively maintenance-free, and offers lower total operating costs compared to other traditional sports lighting systems.
Eaton’s Ephesus products are part of the rapid acceptance of LED lighting at sports and entertainment venues. Hundreds of facilities have made the switch to Ephesus LED sports lighting systems including more than 25 professional sports venues in all major sports, including: University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals); Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins); U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings); Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators); Globe Life Park in Arlington (Texas Rangers); and the first NASCAR track with LED lighting — the historic Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.