Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse-based Ephesus Lighting will install its LED lights at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., home of the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami and the Orange Bowl.
The stadium will be the third NFL stadium to use Ephesus’s LED lights, which the company says can reduce energy costs by up to 75 percent and provide better illumination than the metal halide lights in most stadiums. LED lights also have the benefit of an instant-on capability that eliminates the warm-up period associated with traditional stadium lighting.
Ephesus installed LED lights at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., home of the Arizona Cardinals, in 2014. Super Bowl
XLIX, which was held at the stadium last year, was the first Super Bowl to be illuminated with LED lights. It also has installed LED lights at US Bank Stadium, future home of the Minnesota Vikings.
The new lighting will be installed at Sun Life Stadium in the coming months as part of a $425 million stadium renovation.
“As we researched LED lighting options in the marketplace that would help us transform Sun Life Stadium, it became evident that the digital lighting solution developed by Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting was a very competitive, well-engineered system that would meet our unique and specific needs,” Bill Senn, Miami Dolphins senior vice president of stadium renovations, said in a statement.
Eaton Corp., the owner of industrial lighting manufacturer Crouse-Hinds, bought Ephesus in late October and said it would keep the company in Syracuse. Ephesus’s headquarters are in Onondaga Tower on South Warren Street in downtown Syracuse.