Power management company Eaton has stated that its Ephesus LED sports lighting and controls system has been installed at Daily’s Place, a 5,500-person capacity amphitheatre and 94,000ft²-covered flex field adjacent to EverBank Field, in Jacksonville, Florida, US.
This will serve as the indoor practice facility for the National Football League’s (NFL) Jacksonville Jaguars.
Equipped with control functions, the LED system will boost viewing experience for spectators while reducing energy use by about 75%.
The development of Daily’s Place marks phase two of a $90m investment in EverBank Field through a partnership between the Jaguars and Jacksonville city.
The amphitheatre opened on 27 May, while the covered flex field is on schedule for the opening of Jaguars training camp in July.
Jaguars Strategic Initiatives director Nik Sobic said: “We’re very happy with our choice in Eaton. We’ve compared their products to competitors in the market and feel like we’ve received excellent value regarding performance.
"Eaton offers solutions for sports and colour-changing effect lighting, both of which are sure to complement fan and player experience at our new facility.”
Daily’s Place will be lit with Eaton’s Ephesus All Field fixtures and controlled by LandBurst wired DMX system, which will offer simultaneous control of the white indoor lighting over the flex field as well as outdoor colour lighting across the entire facility.
The roof of Daily’s Place will be illuminated with Ephesus Prism RGBA fixtures, which will, in turn, allow several colourful lighting options and entertainment features.
Eaton’s Ephesus light-emitting diode sports lighting product line illuminates more uniformly on the playing surface. It is also claimed to be easy to install and needs little to no maintenance for years.
Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business president Mike Lorenz said: “Since we installed one of the first solid-state lighting systems in a North American sports arena, facility operators and team executives have come to understand that our digital lighting solutions offer a distinct advantage when compared to conventional LED lights in creating an enhanced stage for fans and performers.
“The versatility of our system will provide visitors to Daily’s Place with the highest quality lighting and unique and entertaining light shows.”