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NFHS Adds Ephesus Sports Lighting as New Corporate Partner

26 Jul, 2021


The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has entered into a new corporate partnership with Ephesus Sports Lighting, a brand within Cooper Lighting Solutions that specializes in digital sports lighting systems.

Ever since Ephesus illuminated the first sports arena with LED lighting nearly a decade ago, thousands of municipal and high school fields across North America have made the switch to digital sports lighting. The innovative technology provides facility operators with more control over their lighting including the ability to create entertaining light shows and make sure the light illuminates the playing surface and not the entire neighborhood.

Ephesus offers six lighting options in white, integrated white and RGBA color LED varieties to help athletic facility directors find brighter, more vibrant and more sustainable lighting solutions for their venues.  All lighting products are suitable for indoor and outdoor settings and can be compared using “spec sheets,” installation and configuration guides, parametric modeling, and a number of other resources on the Ephesus website. 

“We are thrilled to welcome a national industry leader such as Ephesus Sports Lighting as a new NFHS corporate partner,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “Ephesus’ state-of-the-art lighting systems have enhanced the sports venue experience at all levels, and we couldn’t be prouder to join together with them in a shared mission to make the greatest possible impact at the high school level.”

The three-year agreement with Ephesus Sports Lighting includes auxiliary partnerships with 12 other state associations including nine NFHS member state associations – the District of Columbia State Athletic Association, Maine Principals Association, Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Ohio High School Athletic Association, Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the Vermont Principals Association.

Sponsorship benefits from the NFHS include designations as an “Official NFHS Corporate Partner” and the “Preferred Sports Lighting Provider of the NFHS,” exhibit spaces at future National Athletic Directors Conferences, and opportunities to place advertisements in NFHS sports rule books and High School Today magazine, and on NFHS social media channels.

“This partnership creates a platform for high school athletic directors, coaches and facility operators to learn how the latest innovations in digital sports lighting allow them to take control of their lighting to enhance their event presentation while simultaneously reducing energy and maintenance costs,” said Mike Quijano, director of business development & product marketing for Ephesus Sports Lighting.  “What was once a technology for professional sports stadiums and arenas is now a cost-efficient solution for municipal and high school fields of all sizes.”

To learn more about Ephesus Sports Lighting, click here.

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