Notre Dame enhances fan experience and energy efficiency with new LED sports lighting system

Sept. 28, 2016
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame will once more be on the leading edge of sports lighting technology with the installation of Musco Lighting’s SportsCluster Green™ LED sports lighting system at Notre Dame Stadium.

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In 1982, the stadium made headlines when Notre Dame faced Michigan in a televised prime time game made possible by Musco’s revolutionary mobile lighting system. This time around, university officials turned to Musco for an LED sports lighting system that features the latest in energy efficiency, light control and sports entertainment capabilities.

“We are pleased to once again partner with Musco to equip one of our facilities, in this case the iconic Notre Dame Stadium, with an innovative and leading-edge lighting solution,” said Paul Kempf, Senior Director of Utilities and Maintenance, University of Notre Dame. “We are impressed with the performance, efficiency and controllability of this new system and look forward to the benefits it will provide for decades to come."

The new LED sports lighting system made its debut on Saturday, September 17 when Notre Dame played Michigan State showcasing a variety of different benefits:

• Precise Light Control – Customized optics direct light onto the field and minimize glare from shining into the eyes of athletes and fans
• Energy Savings – Instant on/off capabilities and dimming controls conserve energy and adjust light power output
• Energy Efficiency – System reduces energy consumption by 57 percent when compared to the previous lights
• Entertainment Experience – DMX special effects allow for spectacular pre-show and halftime lighting displays
• Unmatched Warranty – 10-year parts and labor warranty backed by a team of technicians eliminate maintenance costs and headaches

“We are extremely excited to collaborate with Notre Dame on yet another sports lighting installation,” said Jeff Rogers, President of Musco World. “The university’s commitment to entertainment innovation and sustainability will be fulfilled with a lighting system that reduces energy consumption and offers a premier visual experience for fans and television broadcasts.”

The university’s long-standing relationship with Musco spans more than 30 years and includes lighting systems installed at Purcell Pavilion (LED), Frank Eck Baseball Stadium, Alumni Soccer Stadium, Stinson Rugby Field and Melissa Cook Softball Stadium. These projects go along with the LED lighting upgrades Musco provided for the iconic World of Life Mural (known as “Touchdown Jesus”) and the Golden Dome.

Notre Dame Stadium now joins an extensive list of facilities that benefit from Musco’s LED lighting solutions, including the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the University of Alabama’s Sewell-Thomas Stadium and Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

About Musco Lighting
Since 1976, Musco Lighting has led the world in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions. The company has pioneered the most innovative systems using metal halide and LED technologies, resulting in an unparalleled ability to control glare and light spill in a way that’s cost effective and energy efficient. Musco has been engineering systems around the LED for nearly a decade, and has designed permanent and temporary solutions for everything from Little League® fields to Olympic Games. The company has earned awards including an Emmy for the quality of its lighting in television broadcasts and a Technical Academy Award for movie lighting. Musco’s global team of experts partner with customers to plan, complete and maintain a trouble-free solution for their facilities.

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