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Musco’s LED Lighting Solution transforms The Palace of Auburn Hills

The Palace of Auburn Hills — home to the NBA’s Detroit Pistons — continues a legacy of providing leading-edge sports entertainment thanks to a newly installed, state-of-the-art lighting system by Musco Lighting.

Jeff Rogers, VP of Developmental Sales for Musco Lighting, said:

We’ve installed our innovative lighting solution using the LED light source at premier facilities around the world, each custom designed to meet the unique needs of players, spectators and television broadcasts.

We’ve installed our innovative lighting solution using the LED light source at premier facilities around the world, each custom-designed to meet the unique needs of players, spectators and television broadcasts. We’ve optimized our system around the LED light source at The Palace to provide an aesthetically-pleasing environment that minimizes glare in the eyes of players and fans.

The new system will provide many benefits at The Palace for players, spectators, and fans watching around the world, including:

  • Musco’s advanced optics with pinpoint lighting control significantly reduces glare for the highest quality light for HD broadcasts and provides a theatre-like experience for spectators in the arena.
  • Reduces energy consumption by 77 percent compared to the previous lights.
  • Instant on/off/dimming controls help to further conserve energy and allow for special effects.
  • Musco’s system for lighting includes optimized structural, electrical, and lighting components for reliable, long-term performance.
  • Maintenance is eliminated with Musco’s comprehensive 10-year warranty, backed by a team of trained technicians.

Musco has provided state-of-the-art lighting solutions using an LED light source at Wells Fargo Center – home of the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia 76ers; Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium; Twickenham Stadium – the world’s largest rugby venue; Denver Broncos Field House; and the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Each year, thousands of customers around the world count on the innovation and reliability of Musco’s lighting systems.

Opening its doors in 1988, this 21,000-seat arena is widely recognized for ushering in a new era of sports and entertainment arenas in the NBA. Always in the forefront of innovation, The Palace has held a strong commitment towards enhancing the fan experience and Musco was the ideal partner to bring sustainable performance to the arena.

Mario Etemad, Executive Vice President for Palace Sports & Entertainment, said:

We are pleased to utilize Musco’s customized lighting system at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Musco’s system helps reduce our energy consumption and, at the same time, delivers a memorable fan experience when viewing event action at the arena and from home.

 

About Musco

For nearly 40 years, Musco Lighting has specialized in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions around the world. The Company has pioneered systems using metal halide and LED technologies that have made dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and provided affordable ways to control spill light and glare. Permanent and temporary lighting solutions range from neighbourhood Little League® fields to Olympic Games. Musco has a global team of experts that partner with customers to plan, complete, and maintain a cost-effective, trouble-free lighting solution for their facility.