LoConte Family Field — Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Clemson University Opens New Recreation Field Featuring Musco LED Lighting System
“The Musco LED Lighting System at LoConte Family Field has allowed us to increase programming by extending hours for our intramural sports. Additionally, the ability to program the lights remotely is a neat feature that is especially useful at that remote property.”
— Chris Cox
Assistant Director of Intramural Sports
Clemson University recently opened its multi-purpose recreation venue, LoConte Field, showcasing new LED sports lighting.
Having already installed Musco’s innovative lighting solutions at its football, basketball, baseball, and soccer venues, Clemson turned to Musco once again for an energy-efficient lighting system that would be consistent with the university’s sustainability initiative, minimize energy consumption, and maintain the natural surroundings of the facility.
Clemson has 34 club teams and over 6,000 students who participate in the school’s intramural programs. With expected high hours of usage for the facility, the university determined LED was the right way to go. Musco’s system maximizes energy efficiency and will help Clemson recoup the capital cost of the system in energy and maintenance savings. The university will achieve an estimated savings of more than $100,000 in operating costs over the next 10 years.
Musco’s system will provide the university with a variety of additional benefits:
- Energy Efficiency – Reduces energy consumption by 63 percent when compared to typical 1500-watt metal halide equipment
- Light Precision – Customized optics minimize off-site spill light and glare to not disturb the natural surroundings
- Efficient Controls – Dimming capabilities conserve energy and adjust light power output as needed
- Facility Management – Delivers usage reports and remote scheduling operation with Musco’s Control-Link® system via a smartphone app, 24/7-call center, and an easy-to-use website
This innovative system is backed by Musco’s industry-leading 10-year parts and labor warranty, eliminating maintenance for the next decade.