Detroit Lions Unleash State-of-the-Art LED Lighting System at Ford Field

By Business Wire

Musco's custom designed optics improve visibility for players and spectators, while reducing energy consumption by 62 percent. (Photo: Musco Lighting)

Musco’s custom designed optics improve visibility for players and spectators, while reducing energy consumption by 62 percent. (Photo: Musco Lighting)

On Sunday, September 18th, Ford Field – home of the Detroit Lions – unveiled an energy-efficient LED lighting system provided by Musco Lighting for the Lions’ first regular season home game against the Tennessee Titans.

“The new LED lighting at Ford Field not only improves the guest experience in terms of clearer sightlines, but allows for greater lighting flexibility for all stadium events,” said Todd Argust, Detroit Lions Vice President of Operations. “Additionally, the new system uses a third of the energy in comparison to the previous lighting.”

Ford Field opened its doors in 2002 as a multi-purpose venue used for Lions home games, concerts and premier sporting events ranging from the Super Bowl to hosting college hockey’s Frozen Four and college basketball’s Final Four. The venue needed a solution that had the customization to meet the unique needs of all events, while reducing energy consumption, improving light quality and enhancing the entertainment experience at the stadium. Those needs will be met with several benefits offered with the installation of Musco’s SportsCluster Green™ LED system:

  • Visibility – Delivers precisely controlled light on the field with customized optics, preventing light from shining into the eyes of players and spectators
  • Special Effects – Interfaces with a DMX control board for special effects to provide fans with the latest in sports lighting entertainment
  • Efficient Controls – Provides instant on/off capabilities and dimming controls for the light output to be adjusted when full power of the system is not required
  • Superior Broadcasts – Eliminates the “flicker” effect during slow motion replay

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