Hawkins Field in US, home field of the Vanderbilt University’s men baseball team, has installed an advanced light-emitting diode (LED) system, provided by multinational power management company Eaton.

According to Eaton, the LED system is designed to improve the viewing experiences for the audience and helps reduce energy consumption by nearly 75%.

The LED system features Ephesus Stadium Pro lights and a DMX control system and was first used when Hawkins Field hosted the game season between Commodores and the University of San Diego, US.

The field is also expected to host night games in this week.

Said to boost the operational flexibility, the new lights at Hawkins Field have instant-on capacity and removes the warm-up period related with other conventional metal halide lighting products.

Vanderbilt University associate athletic director Kevin Colon said: "Our new LED lights from Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting make Hawkins Field an even better place to play and watch a game.

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"As we researched the LED lighting options available, it was clear to us that Ephesus Lighting had the best solution from the standpoint of lighting quality, operations flexibility and energy efficiency."

Compared to the earlier system, the new Ephesus LED lighting system provides better quality lighting and allows shining more uniformly on the playing surface as well as creates a better stage for players and audiences both in the stadium and those watching on high-definition television.

"Our new LED lights from Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting make Hawkins Field an even better place to play and watch a game."

The easy to install LED system also provides operational flexibility and helps creating programmable light shows for fan entertainment.

It is also said to require less operating costs compared to other sports lighting systems.

Eaton Ephesus Lighting business president Mike Lorenz said: "Since we installed the first LED lighting system in a North American sports arena, facility operators have come to understand that our digital lighting solutions create an enhanced stage for fans and performers.

"Our recent installation at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, Hawkins Field at Vanderbilt and others, illustrates that baseball stadium facility operators are clearly seeing the benefits that our digital lighting solution offers them, as well as their fans, players and broadcasters."

Image: Eaton’s Ephesus LED digital lighting controls system at Vanderbilt University’s Hawkins Field reduced energy use by around 75%. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire