Super Bowl LII will be illuminated by an Ephesus’ LED sports lighting and controls system, just the 2nd Super Bowl (’15 at University of Phoenix Stadium) to be lit with Ephesus’ LED lighting. Ephesus’ system provides brighter, more vibrant lighting that illuminates more uniformly on the playing surface; the result, an enhanced fan viewing experience (both live and in HD) and reduced energy output by as much as 75%. The industry leading control functionalities enables stadium operators to completely darken the venue, turn the lights on and control various colorful light shows (think: player introductions) with the switch of just a single control. The next 2 Super Bowls, the 2019 game at the Mercedes Benz Dome and the 2020 game at Hard Rock Stadium, will also be illuminated by Ephesus LED lighting.
Howie Long-Short: Ephesus’ LED systems are manufactured by Eaton, a publicly traded (ETN) power management company based in Dublin. ETN provides energy-efficient solutions that effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably; selling products in more than 175 countries. On Thursday, the company reported full-year 2017 sales increased 3.5% to $20.4 billion.
Fan Marino: LED lighting has become a fixture in pro stadiums over the last 3 years. When Glendale held the 2015 Super Bowl, “just a handful of professional sports venues and only one football stadium had made the switch to LED lighting. Today, more than one-third of the four major professional sports venues employ an LED lighting solution.” Pro sports teams aren’t in the business of putting on light shows. The reason Ephesus systems are trending is because they’re easy to install, require little to no maintenance and have a lower total operating cost than any traditional stadium lighting system.