Eaton's LED Lighting and Controls Solutions Illuminate IMG College Facilities Across North America

Date: November 3, 2016

SYRACUSE, NY — Power management company Eaton today announced that a growing number of IMG College facilities, including the O’Connell Center at the University of Florida and the LJVM Memorial Coliseum at Wake Forest University, have upgraded their sports arenas with Eaton’s Ephesus light-emitting diode (LED) sports lighting and controls system, the official LED sports lighting provider of IMG College.

These IMG College facilities are among the hundreds across North America that have installed Eaton’s Ephesus LED lighting and controls including:
  • Vanderbilt University’s Hawkins Field (baseball)
  • Bartow Arena at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (basketball)
  • The Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center (multi-sport)
  • The Ramsey Center at the University of Georgia (volleyball)
  • Syracuse University’s Tennity Ice Pavilion (ice hockey)
  • Duke University’s Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium and Wallace Wade Stadium (field hockey and football) and a new softball field to be completed in August 2017

“We are not surprised by the rapid adoption of college sports facilities to our solid-state lighting solution,” said Mike Lorenz, president, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business. “The combination of energy efficiency, limited maintenance, a spectacular game presentation and enhanced fan entertainment features is consistent with what college sports administrators, marketers and facility managers demand.”

Since Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business became the first company to illuminate a professional sports venue with LED lighting solutions in 2012, thousands of professional, college and municipal sports and entertainment venues of all sizes across North America have made the switch from metal halide lighting to state-of-the-art solid state lighting. Eaton’s LED lighting solutions and industry-leading control functions cut energy consumption by 75 percent and virtually eliminate maintenance, all while providing the highest quality lighting available while enhancing fan entertainment.

In addition to the hundreds of college stadiums, fields and arenas that have made the switch to an LED solution, many of the most prominent professional sports venues are also employing Eaton’s Ephesus LED solutions including: University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals); Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins), U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings); Canadian Tire Centre (Ottawa Senators); Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators); KeyBank Center (Buffalo Sabres); Globe Life Park in Arlington (Texas Rangers), among others.

IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.

Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business manufactures high-output solid-state lighting solutions for challenging applications in the industrial and sporting markets. The business is focused on innovating advanced lighting solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world, by creating brighter, more vibrant and sustainable environments. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/ephesus, contact 315-579-2873 or email EphesusInfo@Eaton.com

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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