Detroit Pistons’ Palace of Auburn Hills Undergoing Lighting Renovation
Famous NBA Arena Selects EverLast® LED Fixtures as Part of Restaurant Facility Upgrade
September 15, 2015 – Basketball isn’t the only thing on its way up at The Palace of Auburn Hills, home of the Detroit Pistons and host to many other blockbuster concerts and events. Facility managers with Palace Sports & Entertainment are currently engaged in lighting renovations within the arena complex, designed to improve aesthetics and energy efficiency of the nearly 30 year old facility.
A major feature of “The Palace” is its famous restaurants and suite accommodations. Earlier this month, management worked with Clarus Lighting and Controls, Ray De Steiger Electric and Shoreview Electric to specify and install state-of-the-art LED light fixtures. Michigan based manufacturer, EverLast® Lighting, was selected for the project, specifically the company’s 150w LED high bay units.
A Shoreview Electric spokesperson explained that, “The innovative LED fixtures were selected because of their classic design, energy efficient LED package, and overall longevity. The system is digitally controllable and will provide a contemporary, glare free, lighting enhancement to the restaurant space.”
“Energy savings compared to alternate technologies that were considered are estimated to be around 60%,” according to Paul Meteer with Clarus Lighting and Controls, “with additional projected savings tied to the reduced operating cost associated with a 10 year warranty.”
“These fixtures, along with similar units in our high bay family have been selected for some of the premier sporting venues in America,” said Alex Orr, Vice President of EverLast® Lighting. “In addition to The Palace we’ve completed installations at the National Football League’s Lambeau Field, and Major League Baseball’s Progressive Field. You’re seeing more and more of our LED high bay installations pop up because it’s the best solution on the market; in terms of energy efficiency, light quality and economics.”
The Pistons open at home with the Utah Jazz on October 28th and Detroit fans should expect some exciting enhancements, on and off the court.
About The Palace of Auburn Hills According to palacenet.com , “Palace Sports & Entertainment, founded by Bill Davidson and owned by Tom Gores and Platinum Equity, is comprised of: The Detroit Pistons NBA team, The Palace of Auburn Hills arena, the Meadow Brook Music Festival. The Pistons, one of eight original NBA franchises, formed in 1941. The team moved to Detroit from Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1975 and earned its place on of the city’s prized professional sports franchises. Davidson led the group that built the Pistons’ home arena, The Palace of Auburn Hills, which opened in 1988. Among the largest in the NBA, the $90 million Palace was the first NBA arena financed entirely with private funds. It has more than 150 luxury suites.
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