University of Arizona McKale Center
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Musco’s LED Lighting Solution Revitalizes the University of Arizona’s McKale Center
“We received a state-of-the-art LED lighting system that is dimmable and allows for an immediate on/off feature that enhances our entertainment value for the venue while saving us 60-80% annually on energy bills. Additionally, we can use the system in a variety of ways and set the controls to work for both national TV broadcasts and every day activities.”
— Suzy Mason
Senior Associate Athletic Director Event, Facilities, and Operations
University of Arizona
“Having first specified Musco Sports Lighting in 1991 and staying in close contact with their product development team since that time, I immediately thought of Musco once the University of Arizona decided that it was time to modernize the McKale Center arena lighting system.”
— Chris Monrad
Principal and Vice President
Monrad Engineering, Inc
The University of Arizona’s McKale Center needed a lighting system that would improve energy efficiency, enhance playability with a significant reduction of glare, eliminate maintenance costs, and offer special effects capabilities.
To light the McKale Center, Monrad Engineering, Benya Lighting Design, and the university chose Musco’s innovative lighting solution using an LED light source. The system’s advanced optics minimize glare for players and spectators, improve the quality of HD television broadcasts, and create a stage-like atmosphere for spectators in the arena. Since the facility is used for basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball, Musco engineered the system to meet the unique needs for each sport.
Musco’s LED lighting solution reduces energy consumption at full power of the system by 60 percent. Use of dimming controls will boost the annual energy savings up to 80 percent compared to its prior lighting, and maintenance is eliminated with Musco’s industry leading 10–year warranty and a team of trained technicians