Eaton announced that its advanced Ephesus LED sports lighting and controls system is being installed at Daily’s Place, the 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square foot covered flex field adjacent to EverBank Field that will serve as the indoor practice facility for the National Football League’s (NFL) Jacksonville Jaguars. Featuring industry-leading control functions, the LED system enhances the viewing experience for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent.
The construction of Daily’s Place represents phase two of a $90 million investment in EverBank Field through a partnership between the Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville. The amphitheater opened on May 27, while the covered flex field is on schedule for the opening of Jaguars training camp in July.
“We’re very happy with our choice in Eaton,” said Nik Sobic, director, Strategic Initiatives, Jaguars. “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 color-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 the innovative LandBurst wired DMX system, which will allow for the simultaneous control of both the white indoor lighting over the flex field and outdoor color lighting across the entire facility. The roof of Daily’s Place will be illuminated with Ephesus Prism RGBA fixtures, which will allow for a myriad of colorful lighting options and entertainment features.
Eaton’s Ephesus light-emitting diode sports lighting product line provides optimal lighting that illuminates more uniformly on the playing surface and offers an improved stage for players and fans watching live and on high-definition television. The system is easy to install, requires little to no maintenance for years and offers the lowest total operating costs compared to other traditional sports lighting systems.
“Since we installed one of the first solid-state lighting system 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,” said Mike Lorenz, president, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business. “The versatility of our system will provide visitors to Daily’s Place with the highest quality lighting and unique and entertaining light shows.”
This Eaton solution continues the rapid acceptance of LED lighting at sports and entertainment venues of all sizes across North America. Hundreds of facilities have made the switch to Eaton’s LED sports lighting system including: University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals); Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins); PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates); Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators); and the historic Martinsville Speedway in Virginia — the first NASCAR track with LED lighting.
For more information, visit: www.eaton.com/ephesus.