Location: Marietta, GA
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Sprayberry High School services more than 1,700 students in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Ga. Jim Frazier Stadium, named for the school’s long-time head football coach was one of the local high schools used in the filming of Remember the Titans and boasts an impressive list of alums who played their high school football on the field including NFL stars Rodrigo Blankenship, Jerick McKinnon and Trey Sermon. The stadium features a FieldTurf surface, a newly refurbished track, seating for 2,000 fans and now now one of the most advanced LED football field lighting systems available. Since it was first built in 1983, it has also hosted The Southern Invitational Music Festival - one of the southeast’s most prestigious events for marching bands.
The facility operators were looking to enhance the presentation of their events by gaining control of their lighting system. It was also important for them to reduce energy consumption as their antiquated 76 metal-halide fixtures generated a whopping 114,000 watts of power. The inability to control their system coupled with the sky-high energy bills limited their use of the lights beyond gameday. And finally, even though digital lighting solutions have dramatically lowered maintenance requirements, it was important for them to have a remote driver that would allow them to perform maintenance without the
use of a lift.
Ephesus designed a state-of-the-art digital lighting solution with 70 LumaSport 8 fixtures providing 50 foot-candles of lighting with just 45,000 watts of power – a 62% reduction in energy consumption. The AirMesh hub allows facility operators to control the system on a laptop or their mobile phone via LAN, Wi-Fi or a cellular network. The system features five pre-programmed switches and individual control of each fixture to create an unlimited number of lighting configurations.