News Release: Senators announce partnership with Ephesus Lighting to upgrade arena lighting system

Investment in new LED lighting system to brighten ice surface and provide fans with an enhanced game experience

Tuesday, 15.07.2014 / 9:41 AM Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that they have partnered with Ephesus Lighting in a deal to continue Ottawa’s upgrades at Canadian Tire Centre by bringing light-emitting diode (LED) lighting to the arena. The move to LED for the 2014-15 National Hockey League season makes it the first NHL venue to be lit with Ephesus LED lights.

“It was clear that the Ephesus Lighting solution made the most sense to us at Canadian Tire Centre for a variety of reasons,” said Tom Conroy, vice-president and executive director at Canadian Tire Centre. “Our facility operators will benefit from the versatility of the system, but most importantly, our fans at Canadian Tire Centre and those watching at home will clearly see a better game. Additionally, this investment in a new lighting system will allow our game entertainment team to instantly strike and illuminate the arena, which will open the door for unique in-game presentation effects and a better fan experience.”

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

“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 Amy Casper, CEO of Ephesus Lighting. “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 will replace its metal halide system with Arena 600 and Arena 300 lights and the Ephesus wireless control system, which will allow them to control the lights and create unique game presentation effects. Despite reducing the number of fixtures by more than one-third, the Ephesus Lighting solution will dramatically increase light to 125 foot candles and yield a projected energy savings of more than 70 per cent.

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 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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