Will you be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? No matter how the game goes history will be made, but not because of what’s happening on the field, but how its being lit. The University of Phoenix Stadium will host the much anticipated game and will be home to the first Super Bowl ever played under energy efficient LEDs.
“The University of Phoenix Stadium, host to the Feb. 1 game, uses 312 fixtures made by Ephesus Lighting, which specializes in technology for fields, arenas and the like. The lights replaced 780 metal halide fixtures. They use 310,000 watts, compared with 1.2 million watts typically needed to light up an event at the 63,400-seat stadium. (The facility can actually be expanded to accommodate up to 72,200 people.)”
While some sporting and entertainment venues have delayed making the switch to LEDs over broadcast requirements and misconceptions about LED illumination quality, this type of blub has advanced considerably and proven its versatility in such specialized lighting applications.
Are you surprised to learn that this Super Bowl will be making history due to lighting alone?