Duke University’s Wallace Wade Stadium to switch to Ephesus Lighting LED stadium lights


Commencing in 2016, the home field for Duke University football, Wallace Wade Stadium, in Durham, North Carolina, USA, will be illuminated with high-performance energy-efficient LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting, a provider of LED lighting solutions for sports stadiums, fields and arenas.

As part of a long-term initiative with Ephesus Lighting to upgrade the lighting at Duke University sports and recreation facilities, Wade Wallace Stadium will become the second sports field at Duke to choose the Ephesus Lighting high-performance LED solution. Last year, Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium, the home turf for the Duke Women’s field hockey team, became the first NCAA Division I outdoor facility to install LED lights from Ephesus.

“Sports and entertainment venue operators all across North America have come to understand that LED is the premier lighting solution and a great way to enhance the experience for fans and players, and improve conditions for broadcast partners and the facility operations team,” says Mike Lorenz, president of Ephesus Lighting. “We look forward to continuing to provide Duke University sports and recreation facilities with state-of-the-art LED lighting solutions.”

The stadium joins the growing list of prominent professional, college and municipal sports stadiums and arenas choosing an LED lighting solution from Ephesus, which includes U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings; University of Phoenix Stadium, home field for the Arizona Cardinals; and the Canadian Tire Centre, home ice of the Ottawa Senators.

The Ephesus Lighting LED solution being installed at Wallace Wade Stadium will provide more illumination than the previous system while requiring just 234,000W of energy, resulting in a 40% reduction in energy consumption. Additionally, the system will be operated by the Ephesus wireless control system which will provide added flexibility for facility operators and enable unique light shows and instant on/off capabilities with the flick of a switch.

Wallace Wade Stadium has been the home field for Duke University football since 1929. Named in honor of Hall of Fame coach Wallace Wade in 1967, the open-ended horseshoe stadium added lights in 1984 consisting of four 110ft light towers, each with 64 metal halide light bulbs.

July 23, 2015

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