SYRACUSE, N.Y. –Power management company Eaton today announced that AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, home of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA®) Miami HEAT, is installing its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system. Featuring industry-leading control functions, the LED system enhances the viewing experience for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent.
The Miami HEAT join the Minnesota Timberwolves this season as the first two NBA teams to install Eaton’s Ephesus sports lighting system in their arenas. The HEAT’s first game under the new lights will be tonight, October 11, when the team hosts the Brooklyn Nets in a preseason game. AmericanAirlines Arena joins a growing list of professional sports venues from all four major professional sports organizations to select the Ephesus lighting system.
“We rely heavily on lighting to set the stage for Miami HEAT games, creating the right environment for our players and our fans,” said Michael McCullough, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Miami HEAT. “Eaton’s Ephesus system allows us to introduce dramatic effects and color into our lighting presentations inside AmericanAirlines Arena, and we’re very excited about its unveiling this season.”