Under a new LED lighting system from Musco Lighting, the New Orleans Saints began their 2016/2017 season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as part of a series of renovations with partner Siemens Corporation. The team, a member of the National Football League (professional American football), wanted lighting that would enhance the spectator experience and reduce energy consumption.
Since it opened in 1975, the Superdome has hosted seven Super Bowls, five NCAA men’s basketball Final Fours games, and numerous soccer, motocross, and boxing events.
The LED lighting system from Musco offers several benefits including improved energy efficiency, increased visibility, instant on and off control, and dimming for further reduction in energy consumption. The system also enables the creation of dynamic light shows for pre-game and half-time entertainment.
The lighting system comes with a parts and labor warranty from Musco. The company points out that the warranty, which it backs with a team of area technicians, eliminates maintenance costs and headaches.
Custom optics focus the light from the LED luminaires onto the playing field without producing glare for players and spectators.
Musco says that the LED system reduces energy consumption by 82 percent compared to the previously installed lighting.
For an additional reduction in energy consumption, operators can adjust the light output with dimming controls when full luminaire intensity is not required. The lighting system comes with a parts and labor warranty from Musco which essentially eliminates maintenance costs. Musco backs the warranty with a team of area technicians.
“We’re excited to partner with Siemens to bring an energy-efficient solution to the Superdome,” said Jeff Rogers, Vice President of Musco. “From improving energy efficiency to aiding in the visual experience for spectators, our system ensures a win-win approach for the Saints.”
The Superdome joins an extensive lineup of sports facilities around the world that now feature Musco’s LED lighting solution. The list includes the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, theHouston Texans’ NRG Stadium, and the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park.