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Shining bright at Fant-Ewing Coliseum

The University of Louisiana Monroe has turned to AEON LED to provide a LED lighting solution for its basketball venue.

When the Warhawks take the floor this season, players, spectators and Fans at home will have a brand-new experience.

They will be able to view the Fant-Ewing Coliseum in a whole new light due to the AEON Sports Lighting Retrofit that took place over the summer.

The University of Louisiana-Monroe replaced the traditional 104 PCS x 400W MH Fixtures with 54 PCS x 230W AEON LED Luminaires that significantly reduced energy and maintenance costs and enhanced the quality of illumination for broadcasting games.

When looking for the right LED solution for the Fant-Ewing Coliseum, the two main things the University was looking for were: better lighting & reducing maintenance costs.

The 104 PCS x 400W MH Fixtures were not efficient and due to the height & location, did not make changing the burnt-out bulbs and ballasts easy.

The old Metal Halide lights were averaging around 30-foot candles and with inconsistent light levels (due to lamps and ballasts all depreciating at different rates) across the playing surface.

The traditional Metal Halide Fixtures were replaced with 54 PCS x 230W AEON LED Luminaires.

Light engineering

A Photometric Study was done to engineer even illumination across the court. Now the Fant-Ewing Coliseum is averaging close to 100-foot candles with no dark spots or uneven lighting.

AEON maintains the delivered foot candles over the luminaire’s Life and the proprietary glare-free illumination has no uncomfortable sensation or visual discomfort for the players, spectators or the broadcast with a UGR<19. AEON meets and exceeds broadcasting lighting standards.

Keith Richard, ULM men’s head basketball coach, said:

I didn’t really know what to expect when our new AEON LED lights were being installed in our coliseum. Once completed and the lights were turned on I was shocked at how bright and impressive the inside now looked. Our pictures taken have improved dramatically, broadcasting of TV games will be so much better and I haven’t had one player complain about the lighting like they used to. Definitely needed and very happy with AEON LED lights.

The AEON LED Luminaires have an incredibly long lifespan that will last over 100,000 hours, and help significantly reduced those expenditures associated with traditional lighting.

Prior traditional energy consumption (including Ballast Draw Factor) was 104 x 480W = 49,920W. Current AEON Energy Consumption is 54 x 230W = 12,420W.

The Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the Campus of the University of Louisiana Monroe has an LED solution that will provide high quality light levels for many years to come, while eliminating maintenance. This will allow the University to save time, money, and resources on more productive projects instead of changing failed lamps and ballasts.

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