Qualite Sports Lighting and Ephesus Lighting Partner to Provide LED Lighting for 2015 Super Bowl!
|Hillsdale, MI, January 29, 2015 - "We are honored to partner with Ephesus, a leader in the LED Lighting Industry, as they are at the forefront of technology by providing energy efficient technologies," said Nick Page, President of Qualite Sports Lighting. "Both Ephesus and Qualite worked diligently and precisely to ensure the sports lighting solution installed at the University of Phoenix Stadium exceeded all expectations with new LED technology."
The University of Phoenix Stadium, with its retractable roof and field, is unlike any other stadium in North America, and a marvel of design, engineering, and technology. This multi-purpose facility, which opened on August 1, 2006, previously hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008, two BCS National Championship Games (2007 & 2011), the annual Fiesta Bowl, and numerous international soccer matches. The 63,400-seat stadium, which is expandable to seat 72,200 fans, is owned by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) and operated by Global Spectrum.
Only 312 LED stadium fixtures were installed in the University of Phoenix Stadium. They will replace more than 780 metal halide fixtures, and carry a 10-year warranty. The new LED lights will use only 310,000 watts of energy. The system it replaces required 1.24 million watts, which translates to a 75% reduction in overall energy consumption.
"Fantastic!" Peter Sullivan, Regional Vice President and General Manager of the University of Phoenix Stadium. "The lights are fantastic on a variety of levels. These lights are rated for super slow-motion, so the clarity and the level of light and the type of light is phenomenal". The new generation of LED technology is a real game changer in the world of sports lighting. It not only delivers more and better quality light (fully HDTV compliant), it costs less to purchase, install, run and maintain.
Qualite, headquartered in Hillsdale, MI, has been a valued sports lighting partner for high schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments and major and minor league baseball clubs for over 30 years. With thousands of installations nationally and globally, Qualite has helped provide customers with lighting solutions that meet all safety requirements and exceed expectations. For more information, please visit qualite.com.