Electrifying New Lights at Fluor Field to Enhance Player, Fan Experience
December 4, 2023
The Greenville Drive is pleased to announce the latest and should we say brightest investment at Fluor Field for the 2024 season - a cutting-edge LED lighting system! Intended to enhance the player and fan experience, the new lights make Fluor Field the first professional ballpark in South Carolina to
The Greenville Drive is pleased to announce the latest and should we say brightest investment at Fluor Field for the 2024 season - a cutting-edge LED lighting system! Intended to enhance the player and fan experience, the new lights make Fluor Field the first professional ballpark in South Carolina to use this particular LED system, considered the most advanced of its class.
Installed in December by Ephesus Sports Lighting, the electrifying new lights replace the fluorescent white lights that formerly sat atop six 125-ft light poles surrounding the stadium. Ephesus is one of the most experienced and renowned sports lighting companies in the U.S., having provided lighting systems for Super Bowls LIV, LIII, LII and XLIX; the 2020, 2019 and 2017 NCAA Football National Championship games; and the 2020, 2019 and 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four.
“The Greenville Drive and Fluor Field continually look for ways to deliver the best experience possible for our fans,” says Greenville Drive General Manager Eric Jarinko. “These new lights meet the same standards as all 30 Major League Baseball stadium standards and go above and beyond what’s required of Minor League Baseball parks.”
The new lights have many impressive advantages over the previous system:
Field Lighting: the LED lights meet MLB requirements established for major league ballparks (125-ft. infield and 100-ft. outfield footcandles), far exceeding field light requirements for minor league ballparks.
Player Performance: LED lights provide a uniform light distribution that reduces shadows and improves visibility, ensuring that athletes can perform at their best. The comfort of the players is also enhanced as LEDs reduce glare and improve the overall playing conditions.
*Control System: *to add to the entertainment value of the fan experience, the lights can be programmed to shine in a multitude of colors and set to music, giving the appearance of “dancing” to a beat. Friday Fireworks at Fluor Field will be even better for 2024!
Sustainability: The new LED lights are environmentally friendly, reducing Fluor Field’s carbon footprint by using 80 percent less energy.