Iowa State University – Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa, USA
Cyclones Re-Energize ‘Hilton Magic’ with New Musco LED System
“The new LED lighting in Hilton Coliseum provides us with tremendous flexibility and allows us to maximize the atmosphere on gameday. Our fans have wanted this for many years and with Musco’s expertise we are now able to not only turn the lights off, we can also program the lights to create a variety of scenes tied to videos and music played in the arena.”
— Nathan Terry
Associate Director of Marketing
Iowa State University
For the 2016/2017 season, Iowa State University installed Musco’s LED lighting solution at Hilton Coliseum to improve the game day experience for fans, while maximizing energy efficiency.
In 1971, Hilton Coliseum opened its doors as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics, women’s and men’s basketball, the venue has long prided itself in providing an elite entertainment experience and always making its home-court presence felt. With that in mind, university officials turned to Musco for a lighting system that provided the latest in sports lighting technology, including:
- Efficient Controls – Provides instant on/off capabilities and dimming controls for the light output to be adjusted when full power of the system is not required
- Special Effects – Interfaces with a DMX control board for special effects and pre-game introductions
- Visual Experience – Customized optics focuses light onto the playing surface creating a stage-like atmosphere for spectators
The system will reduce energy consumption at Hilton Coliseum by 66 percent compared to the prior lighting equipment when operated at full power. Additionally, maintenance costs will be eliminated with a 10-year parts and labor warranty.