Installing a new or retrofit sports lighting project? Let the Ephesus Playbooks walk you through the simple steps to get your world-class sports lighting system up and running.
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Transforming the Game
From design installation and through game day, Ephesus innovation enables venues of all sizes to create a sports lighting experience that exceeds the expectations of players, fans and communities for years to come.
Get Your Project Started With Ephesus Playbooks
We are a team of insight-driven global innovators with an uncompromising commitment to transforming the places we live, work and play. Let our team share with you some thought leadership on what we've learned since pioneering LED Sports Lighting.
ADDRESSING GLARE IN SOLID-STATE LIGHTING
Ephesus provides recommendations to reduce glare, a phenomenon caused by a bright light source that inhibits ability to view a task or scene.
ANALYSIS OF LIGHTING CONCERNS FOR HDTV BROADCASTING
This detailed bright paper discusses how LED and Ephesus' fixtures in particular are engineered for optimized HDTV broadcasting.
EMI PROFILE OF EPHESUS STADIUM LIGHTING SYSTEM
The potential presence and effects of EMI on stadium operations is discussed, using data collected at the University of Phoenix Stadium where the Ephesus LED system briefly co-existed with the obsolete metal halide system.
GLARE ANALYSIS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Calculations and comparisons of glare are discussed, using data collected at the University of Phoenix Stadium where the Ephesus LED system briefly co-existed with the obsolete metal halide system.
QUANTIFYING FLICKER IN EPHESUS LEDS
Broadcast quality whether at your local school or the biggest games on the planet suffers dramatically without the right lighting. Our team has the answer on how we accomplish a flicker-free broadcast with our award-winning and game-changing sports lighting systems.
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WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT LED LIGHTING ANYWAY?
LED is digital sports lighting that provides instant on-off capabilities, intelligent controls, and adjustability while delivering excellent light quality, consistent light output, maintenance-free operation and excellent energy efficiency. The difference between legacy metal halide lighting and LED is like going from an old rotary telephone to an iPhone, or a typewriter to a tablet - the increase in capabilities and performance is amazing.
CAN I REPLACE MY CURRENT 1000W METAL HALIDE FIXTURES WITH THE SAME NUMBER OF LED FIXTURES?
No, but only because you'll actually need fewer lights. For example, an Ephesus 600W indoor fixture can generate more light than competitors' 1000W metal halides. This allows us to reduce fixture count while increasing light on the surface, making a "one to one replacement" unnecessary.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MANY FIXTURES I NEED THEN?
Ephesus will generate a lighting design unique to your facility. We load a facility drawing into our specialized program, accounting for the sports played there and any special tournament or broadcast lighting requirements. We model the light in the venue and tell you how many fixtures are required to generate a certain amount of light and where they should be installed, as well as how uniform (or consistent) it will be throughout the venue. We use precise lenses to direct the light exactly where it's needed, and a laser aiming system to ensure the lights are positioned where they need to be.
THIS SOUNDS EXPENSIVE...
One to one, our fixtures are comparable in price to competing LEDs. But our reduced fixture count, ease of installation, maintenance-free operation, energy efficiency, and controls options mean no other lighting costs less to buy, install, run, and maintain. Moreover, our new Lumadapt system is price competitive with competing options while providng you with an entire system around your lights for greater overall performance. An Ephesus installation may also qualify for energy efficiency rebates and incentives from your utility company to help defray costs.
HOW ARE YOUR FIXTURES "MAINTENANCE-FREE?"
Ephesus LED fixtures have no moving parts to wear out, no traditional bulbs with filaments to burn out, and no ballasts to replace. Our fixtures have a 10-year warranty and have been tested to have a lifespan of over 225,000 cumulative hours with no noticeable decrease in light output.
MY FACILITY HOSTS A VARIETY OF EVENTS, FROM SPORTS, TO CONCERTS, TRADE SHOWS AND CEREMONIES. CAN YOUR LIGHTING ACCOMMODATE THIS?
Absolutely, and this is an advantage Ephesus provides over traditional lighting. Through the use of controls, various dimming levels can be set for the different uses, and Ephesus fixtures can provide color-temperature tuning, which is the ability of the light to appear "warmer" or "cooler" at the push of a button. For the real "wow" factor, customized light shows, and scenes can be developed to make the lights flash and dance to music or create unique effects. Ephesus even offers color LED fixtures for another element of excitement.
WHAT'S A LUMEN? WHAT'S A FOOT CANDLE?
A lumen is best described as a unit of light output from a light source. A foot candle is a measure of light on a surface. Typically, light from a single fixture is indicated in lumens, but this is not helpful because fixtures are installed as part of a system. The entire installation yields light in foot candles. This is why it's important for Ephesus to create a custom lighting design - we can estimate the amount of light that will reach the surface in foot candles, which can be measured and verified after installation using a light meter.
I'M INTERESTED BUT WHAT IF I NEED HELP?
Ephesus is ready to assist you at every step, from outlining the initial project requirements to providing installation support. We coordinate with the installation team, whether that is employees at your facility, an electrical contractor or other parties, to make sure the job is done right. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with outstanding support and service. For more information or help, call us at 1-800-573-3600.