The Miami Dolphins football organization and power management company Eaton announced a community initiative called “Light Like the Pros”. The initiative will award one deserving Miami-Dade or Broward County high school a free Ephesus LED sports lighting system valued at more than $100,000. The program urges high schools and other venues in Miami-Dade or Broward counties that host high school football games to enter an essay contest to win the free, energy-efficient LED lighting retrofit solution at Dolphins.com/LightLikeThePros.
The essay contest is open to high school football facilities in either of the counties that currently utilize a sports lighting system. Applicants must submit a short essay regarding the limitations and issues with their current lighting system. Further, the short essay should address how an energy-efficient LED lighting system can benefit the students, the school, and the entire community. Deadline to enter is December 23, 2017.
Eaton says its Ephesus All Field Series gives high schools, colleges and municipalities versatile, high-quality, and cost-effective, outdoor LED sports lighting. Eaton engineered the Ephesus All Field Series to satisfy customers’ specific needs. The LED lighting system offers multiple mounting options, and Eaton says it features low weight, and the fixture’s low Effective Projected Area (EPA) allows it to withstand high winds.
Eaton says that the All Field Series is one of the first LED fixtures created for simple retrofits of existing sports lighting infrastructure. Such retrofitting can dramatically reduce installation costs.
According to the company, the system’s engineered optics significantly reduce unwanted spill light and sky glow and efficiently deliver uniform light onto the field. The company also asserts that typically, a facility that switches to using an Ephesus LED lighting solution will virtually eliminate the need for maintenance work and reduce energy consumption costs by 70 percent compared to typical legacy sports lighting systems.
“We look forward to providing one deserving high school football field in South Florida with a state-of-the-art LED lighting system offering many of the same benefits of the system at Hard Rock Stadium,” said Mike Lorenz, president, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business. “Over the past five years, professional sports teams have learned to understand the benefits and reliability of an LED lighting system. It’s now time for high schools and municipalities to have the same benefits available to them.”
“Here within the Miami Dolphins, we support a mission to transform the lives of youth football players by instilling character building and reinforcing safety standards that help to increase football participation and grow a new generation of Dolphins fans,” Miami Dolphins senior vice president of Communications and Community Affairs Jason Jenkins said. “We’re supportive of this community initiative to better illuminate a high school field in South Florida for the betterment of their athletes, and we commend Eaton for stepping up and supporting high school football in South Florida.”
In addition to the contest, Eaton will serve as a supporting collaborator for the Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game presented by Broward College. The popular postseason competition, in partnership with the Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) and Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA), will feature top players from local high schools. Top youth football players from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties that play in the Florida Youth Football League (FYFL), American Youth Football League (AYFL), Miami Xtreme, Youth Academic Sports League (YASL), Great Miami Pop Warner, and Gold Coast Pop Warne will participate in games throughout the day. Top high school coaches will lead the youth football, all-star teams.