University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona is the first NFL stadium to have LED Lights. Apparently LED is a big hit with fans, players, broadcasters and facility operators.
The Seahawks and the Patriots will be the first Super Bowl teams to play the Big Game under LED lights. The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ is the first NFL stadium that has LED lighting. The LED sport lighting system is from Ephesus Lighting, Inc.
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The new LED lights are according to Ephesus Lighting a hit with fans, players, broadcasters and facility operators.
Ephesus fixtures, which are Powered by Cree LEDs, provide a significant increase in illumination compared to the traditional metal halide lights that were previously installed at University of Phoenix Stadium. LED lighting also provides brighter and more uniform light which eliminates shadows on the playing surface, creating a better stage for players and fans, both in the stadium and watching on high-definition television.
The Ephesus installation is well-suited to HDTV broadcasting and feedback from broadcasters this season has been very positive. Not only is the light brighter and more uniform across the playing surface, but the new lighting ensures that colors are reproduced more accurately. Since broadcasters do not need to open the camera’s aperture as wide to let in more light, they can present a clearer picture, show greater field depth, zoom in closer and even offer more detailed slow motion replays.
So sounds like the Super Bowl 2015 broadcast will have the best picture quality ever.
University of Phoenix Stadium installed 312 Ephesus Stadium fixtures to replace the 780 metal halide fixtures. The new system uses just 310,000 watts of energy as compared to the 1.24 million watts needed to power the previous system for a 75% reduction in overall sports lighting energy consumption.
this is quite an energy saving. Better light and tons of energy saved.
Additionally, LED lights can be turned on and off with the flick of a switch, whereas metal halide fixtures require a 20-minute warm-up period. This on/off feature allows facility operators to create light shows for fan entertainment, and, if a power outage were to cause a blackout, like it did in 2013 at the Superdome, the LED lights can be turned back on immediately with the flick of a switch.
More details on the LED tech from Ephesus can be found here.
The Super Bowl 2015 will take place on February 1, 2015 in Arizona. The Super Bowl XLIX game will be played in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. NBC is broadcasting the Super Bowl 2015. The Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show will be performed by Katy Perry. The constantly updated Super Bowl Ads List is tracking all 2015 Super Bowl Ads.
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