PHILADELPHIA–When the Philadelphia Flyers take the ice against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, October 9, it will be under an innovative new LED lighting system, making the Wells Fargo Center one of the first NHL and NBA arenas to feature the state-of-the-art lights.
The new system is the result of a partnership between arena owner Comcast-Spectacor and Musco Lighting, the global innovator in sports lighting solutions, and will deliver an unparalleled arena experience for fans and improve energy efficiency.”We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the fan experience and conserve energy,” said Matt Homan, General Manager of the Wells Fargo Center. “We will reduce energy consumption by 66 percent compared to the prior system, and at the same time create an aesthetically pleasing experience for fans to view sporting events in the arena and from home.”
Since the Wells Fargo Center serves as home to both the NHL’s Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the new lighting system provides a truly customized lighting solution, meeting the needs of players, spectators, and fans watching around the world. Musco’s advanced luminaires feature custom reflectors to precisely aim the light coming from more than 25,000 LEDs —drastically reducing glare, enhancing playability for the athletes, and offering the highest quality light for HD broadcasts.
The system’s instant on/off/dimming capabilities allow for dynamic new special effects for things like player introductions and halftime entertainment, while saving additional energy and improving lighting efficiency. And the long life of the LED light source, as well as Musco’s industry leading long-term warranty, eliminates maintenance for arena staff.
“The innovative lighting solution at the Wells Fargo Center is an example of Musco’s expertise and superior ability to control glare,” said Jeff Rogers, Musco’s Vice President of Developmental Sales. “The new system produces a theater-like atmosphere for players and spectators, while significantly reducing energy consumption.”
Comcast-Spectacor operates in 48 of the 50 United States, is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 120 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.
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.