SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After successfully illuminating more than two dozen indoor and outdoor sports and entertainment venues across North America with its revolutionary LED arena and stadium lights, Ephesus Lighting has been selected as the lighting solution at Canadian Tire Centre, home of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators, making it the first NHL venue to be lit with Ephesus LED lights.
“Sports and entertainment facility operators appreciate that LED lighting is the natural evolution of arena and stadium lighting because it provides an optimal stage for events in person and on high definition television,” explained Amy Casper, CEO of Ephesus Lighting. “The success of our lighting solutions and testimonials from fans, players, broadcasters and facility operators reinforce this fact and prove that LED is ready for the big leagues.”
Canadian Tire Centre is a multi-purpose arena located in the suburb of Kanata, in Ottawa, Ontario. The 19,153-seat venue also hosts a variety of other major events including the best in music, sports and entertainment.
Ephesus was selected after facility operators conducted an extensive side-by-side test with three other lighting companies offering LED solutions. The Ephesus Lighting solution dramatically exceeded all others in every category including amount of light reaching the ice surface, light uniformity, ease of installation and instant on/off capabilities.
“In our side-by-side test, it was clear that the Ephesus Lighting solution made the most sense to us for a variety of reasons,” said Tom Conroy, Vice-President & Executive Director at Canadian Tire Centre. “Our facility operators will benefit from the versatility of the system and the fact that it is practically maintenance free. But most importantly, our fans at Canadian Tire Centre and watching at home will clearly see a better game. Additionally, this new lighting system will allow our game entertainment team to create an enhanced presentation and better fan experience.”
Canadian Tire Centre will replace its metal halide system with the Arena 600 and Arena 300 lights and the Ephesus wireless control system, which allows them to control the lights and create unique fan experience effects. Despite reducing the number of fixtures by more than one-third, the Ephesus lighting solution will dramatically increase light intensity and uniformity and yield a projected energy savings of more than 70%.
Ephesus manufactures the brightest LED on the market and is the only arena-designed lighting solution certified under Design Light Consortium’s (DLC) quality, performance and energy efficiency requirements. The DLC certification enables facilities to receive energy incentives from utility providers.
Since lighting the first sports arena with LED in North America in 2012, Ephesus Lighting has created LED lighting solutions for more than 25 indoor and outdoor sports and entertainment venues all across North America.
About Ephesus Lighting
Ephesus Lighting Inc. is a US-based company that manufactures high-output LED lighting solutions for challenging applications in the industrial and sporting markets. Ephesus is focused on innovating advanced LED solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world, by creating brighter, more vibrant and more sustainable environments.