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Musco Engineers Solution to Solve Glare Issues at University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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Musco’s innovative LED lighting system has helped the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) solve a major issue with the surrounding community.

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Musco's LED lighting solution cuts energy consumption by 53 percent, while reducing off-site spill l ...

Musco’s LED lighting solution cuts energy consumption by 53 percent, while reducing off-site spill light and glare for neighbors. (Photo: Musco Sports Lighting, LLC)

When lights were installed in 2014 at the University’s Alpine Field outdoor sports facility, residents who lived in the surrounding area immediately notified UCCS. Even though the original design met horizontal spill requirements, light from the luminaire was creating glare viewed from their homes. After the original lighting supplier was unable to find a solution, UCCS contacted Musco’s Colorado sales representative to meet on site to see what could be done to remedy the issue.

Within days, Musco technicians and engineers were on site examining the situation. The original lights were installed on four 90-foot poles at each corner of the 85,000-square-foot field, which is used for recreation flag football, rugby, soccer, and lacrosse. The challenge was to find a solution that would still use the existing poles, but would significantly reduce the amount of glare and spill light.

“We were very pleased with Musco’s response,” said Gary Reynolds, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration at UCCS. “Their representative was down here within several days, we explained the problem, and they engineered a solution using Musco’s LED technology.”

The solution was Musco’s SportsCluster Green™ LED system, which directs light with pinpoint precision and enhances the light on the playing field, while dramatically reducing spill and glare.

The new system delivers to Alpine Field a cleaner, brighter, more uniformly distributed light. It has also reduced energy consumption at the facility. In fact, the new system cut energy consumption at Alpine Field by 53 percent.

“The system that we have designed around the LED light source has allowed us to install lighting on fields in the heart of communities without negatively impacting area residents,” said Jeff Rogers, Vice President, Musco Lighting. “We’re proud to have worked with the university to find a solution to its problem that benefits athletes, the university, and community members.”

About Musco—For nearly 40 years, Musco Lighting has specialized in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions around the world. Musco has pioneered systems using metal halide and LED technologies that have made dramatic improvements in energy efficiency, and provided affordable ways to control spill light and glare. Permanent and temporary lighting solutions range from neighborhood Little League® fields to Olympic Games. Musco has a global team of experts that partner with customers to plan, complete, and maintain a cost-effective, trouble-free lighting solution for their facility.

Musco Lighting
Jason Van Wyk, 641-673-0411


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