Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
MaterialsThe Texas Rangers played their first regular season game in 2016 against the Seattle Mariners under a new Ephesus LED Lighting and Controls system. The new solid-state lighting system features Ephesus Stadium Pro lights and a DMX control system that readily interfaces with many common lighting and theatrical devices and is expandable to allow the system to control and perform in harmony with other in-venue systems, such as the scoreboard, ribbon boards and more. Additionally, the touchscreen controllers allow the event operations team to control dynamic lighting scenes and effects, as well as dim (from 0 to 100 percent) and color temperature tune from 4800 kelvin to 5600k while maintaining specified illuminance levels on the playing surface.
“Reducing the fixture count and being more energy efficient represents significant advantages and we’re especially impressed with the improved field lighting for our players, fans and broadcast partners,” says Rob Matwick, executive vice president, Business Operations for the Texas Rangers. “The Rangers are thrilled to be among the early adopters of this new LED technology.”
The system also includes a self-contained fiber-optic communications network, which eliminates the risk of electronic interference while providing self-healing redundant technology in the event of a disruption. Despite installing half the number of fixtures, Eaton’s Ephesus system offers optimal lighting that shines more uniformly on the playing surface, creating an improved stage for players and fans watching live and on high-definition television. The Ephesus LED solutions are easy to install, virtually maintenance-free for years and offer low total operating costs.
Lighting System Manufacturer: Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting
Photo: Gavin Kelly