AEG Installs Nila LED Sports Lights at StubHub Center Making it the First All-LED Major League Soccer Facility | Athletic Business

AEG Installs Nila LED Sports Lights at StubHub Center Making it the First All-LED Major League Soccer Facility

Source: Nila Inc.
CARSON, CA (Monday, August 1, 2016) - When the LA Galaxy took the field on July 15th, they did so on the very first Major League Soccer field lit entirely with LED lights.  Nila Sports designed and installed an LED lighting system that utilizes 62% less energy while providing brighter, more uniform, color-correct lighting that's pleasing to both players and fans.
Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) needed to make a big change away from the power-hungry metal-halide fixtures they'd been using since the facility opened in 2003.  They auditioned a number of LED manufacturers and chose Nila because the SL100 fixtures met all of their requirements both on and off the field.  
"We are proud to be the first stadium in Major League Soccer to install these state-of-the-art lights," said StubHub Center General Manager Katie Pandolfo. "The benefits of using LED lights at our facility are twofold: dramatically enhancing event presentation for both fans and broadcast while operating in a more energy-efficient manner. We are excited to continue to implement innovative and sustainable energy ideas at StubHub Center."
308 daylight-balanced SL100 fixtures replaced 396 metal halide lights using existing mounting positions and power distribution at the facility.  Nila also managed the proper disposal of the toxic metal halide lamps and found a local recycle partner to recycle all of the metal halide fixtures that were removed.  Each SL100 fixture is fully dimmable and individually controlled, allowing for even greater savings down the road.  The new Nila system produces beautiful, flicker-free light for clearer broadcast images and rock-solid instant replays.  In addition, Nila's fixtures are designed to require no maintenance over their estimated 60,000 hour lifetimes, adding to the already significant savings for AEG.
About Nila, Inc.
For over a decade, Nila has created light fixtures that solve the problems faced by broadcasters, entertainment professionals, stadium & arena designers, and researchers in a world where a business' carbon footprint has become a very real measuring stick for success.  Our focus is on durable, environmentally sustainable, high-brightness, energy-saving light fixtures that produce beautiful light without compromise.  
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About AEG
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns, controls or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world's preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, CA), Coliseum (Oakland, CA), Oracle Arena (Oakland, CA), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), PlayStation Theater (Times Square, NY), Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie, TX), Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Allphones Arena (Sydney, AU), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Ericsson Globe Arenas (Stockholm), Sydney International Convention Exhibition, and Entertainment District (Australia), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin) and The O2, a 28-acre development located in the eastern part of London along the Thames River which includes a 20,000-seat arena and over 650,000 sf of leisure and entertainment use which are all part of the portfolio of AEG Facilities; AEG Merchandising, a full service merchandising company; and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships.
In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry's first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company's primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, and the AXS TV network.
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