Duke University’s Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium to Become the First
NCAA Division I Outdoor Sports Venue to Convert to LED Lighting
Ephesus Lighting Powered by Cree Brings the Power of LED Stadium Lights
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- July 1, 2014
After successfully illuminating more than two dozen sports venues across North
America with its revolutionary LED arena lights, Ephesus Lighting in
partnership with Durham, N.C.-based Cree, Inc. and Duke University, is taking
its innovative stadium lighting solution outdoors. Williams Field at Jack Katz
Stadium, a multi-purpose outdoor facility that serves as home of the women’s
field hockey team and is also used for campus recreation and club sports, will
become the first NCAA Division I outdoor college sports venue to be lit with
LED lighting. The ground-breaking announcement was made Tuesday by Amy Casper,
CEO of Ephesus Lighting and Mike Cragg, Deputy Director of Athletics for
Operations of Duke University.
“Sports facility operators now understand that LED lights are the natural
evolution of arena and stadium lighting as it provides an optimal stage for
events in person and on high definition television,” explained Casper. “The
success of our lighting solutions and the glowing testimonials from fans,
players, television broadcasters and facility operators reinforce and prove
without a shadow of a doubt that LED is ready for primetime in all sports
Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium, located on Duke’s East Campus was built
in 1996 and renovated in 2011, will host the 2014 ACC Field Hockey
Championships in November.
Ephesus Lighting will provide its new Stadium Series lights, powered by the
industry’s highest-quality LEDs from Durham, N.C.-based Cree, Inc., to replace
the 1500 watt metal halide fixtures currently installed. The new system will
also utilize Ephesus’ integrated wireless controls to operate the lighting and
maintain constant light output for 25 years. Despite reducing the number of
fixtures by more than one-third, the Ephesus lighting solution will
dramatically increase light to 75 foot candles and yield a projected energy
savings of more than 70%. The Ephesus LED lights have undergone comprehensive
luminaire testing at Cree’s testing and certification facility.
Ephesus manufactures the brightest LED on the market and is the only
arena-designed lighting solution that is certified under Design Light
Consortium’s (DLC) quality, performance and energy efficiency requirements.
The DLC certification enables facilities to receive energy incentives from
Since lighting the first sports arena with LED in North America in 2012,
Ephesus Lighting has created LED lighting solutions for more than 20 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 oninnovating advanced LED solutions that will
enrich and illuminate the world, by creating brighter, more vibrant and more
For more information, visit www.ephesuslighting.com follow us on Twitter
@EphesusLighting or contact us at 315-579-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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