The University of Alabama released an eye-catching video of the new LED light system on display at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
AL.com reports that the new system by Musco Lighting allows the facility to provide a number of unique effects that will help to enhance the fan experience while reducing energy consumption.
The lighting upgrade replaced 300 fixtures with 180 LED units, which will provide more light for less energy, according to Musco’s Vaughn Blythe, who spoke to AL.com.
“It’s going to be more crisp, more aesthetically pleasing, and that goes to our glare control and how we control glare to the players and fans,” Blythe said. “It will feel more like theater.”
Alabama’s new lights can throw direct lighting to the field and change colors. The effects, however, will only be used during down time during events, such as during pregame or timeouts.
“They just add to the show, the fan experience, the theatrical capability that we are already doing with our field of play fixtures,” Blythe told AL.com. “Then you add in the color changing and it’s a cool look from a theatrical standpoint.”
The new lights will debut this season — but it’s unclear when, specifically, as the only kickoff times Alabama has announced thus far are during the day.