Ottawa Senators to Take the Ice Next Season Under LED Arena Lighting | Sports Destination Management

Ottawa Senators to Take the Ice Next Season Under LED Arena Lighting

Jul 28, 2014
New Technology Becoming More Prevalent in Sports Installations

After successfully illuminating more than two dozen indoor and outdoor sports and entertainment venues across North America with its revolutionary LED arena and stadium lights, Ephesus Lighting has been selected as the lighting solution for Canadian Tire Centre, home of the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators. The move to LED for this coming season makes it the first NHL venue to be lit with Ephesus LED lights. The announcement was made by Amy Casper, CEO of Ephesus Lighting, and Tom Conroy, Vice-President & Executive Director at Canadian Tire Centre.

"Sports and entertainment facility operators appreciate that LED lighting is the natural evolution of arena and stadium lighting because 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 this fact and prove without a shadow of a doubt that LED is ready for the big leagues."

Canadian Tire Centre is a multi-purpose arena, located in the western suburb of Kanata in Ottawa, Ontario. In addition to being the home ice of the NHL's Ottawa Senators since 1996, the 19,153-seat venue also hosts a variety of other major events including the best in music, sports and entertainment.  

Ephesus was selected after facility operators conducted an extensive side-by-side test with three other lighting companies offering LED solutions. The Ephesus Lighting solution dramatically exceeded all others in every category including amount of light reaching the ice surface, light uniformity, ease of installation and instant on/off capabilities.

"In our side-by-side test, it was clear that the Ephesus Lighting solution made the most sense to us for a variety of reasons," said Conroy. "Our facility operators will benefit from the versatility of the system and the fact that it is practically maintenance free. But most importantly, our fans at Canadian Tire Centre and watching at home will clearly see a better game. Additionally, this new lighting system will allow our game entertainment team to instantly strike and illuminate the arena, which will open the door for an enhanced presentation and better fan experience."

Canadian Tire Centre will replace its metal halide system with Arena 600 and Arena 300 lights and the Ephesus wireless control system, which allows them to control the lights and create unique fan experience effects.  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%.

Ephesus manufactures the brightest LED on the market and is the only arena-designed lighting solution certified under Design Light Consortium's (DLC) quality, performance and energy efficiency requirements. The DLC certification enables facilities to receive energy incentives from utility providers.  

Since lighting the first sports arena with LED in North America in 2012, Ephesus Lighting has created LED lighting solutions for more than 25 indoor and outdoor 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 on innovating advanced LED solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world, by creating brighter, more vibrant and more sustainable environments.  

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