The Maverik Center is a 10,100 seat multi-purpose arena located in West Valley City, Utah. It is home to the Utah Grizzlies hockey team of the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League), and was host venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Ice Hockey Championships. The center is also one of the premier entertainment centres in Utah, regularly hosting concerts, cultural events, conferences and lots more activities.
Prior to the LED modernisation, lighting in the centre no longer met local TV broadcast requirements. Moreover with aspirations to land a team in the NHL (National Hockey League), facility managers decided to incorporate an LED lighting solution to comply with NHL TV broadcast standards. Additionally the new solution needed to be flexible enough to meet the lighting requirements of a wide variety of entertainment events, all the while improving light quality, reducing energy consumption and enhancing the entertainment experience.
Because of its low energy consumption, on/off capability and programmability for entertaining light shows, an LED lighting solution was the obvious choice. The new system helps both the facility and event organizers save on the cost and energy associated with staging the required lighting for a multitude of entertainment events and activities.
After analysing several solutions, facility management opted for OMNIstar by Schréder. Not only did this high-performance luminaire meet the necessary footcandle requirements and CRI for television broadcast, it also delivered crystal clear images for viewers at home. Through its ability to dim, the OMNIstar system also adapts to lighting levels required by different activities, thus minimizing energy consumption while at the same time providing a safe, comfortable environment for participants and spectators alike. In addition, OMNIstar also provides dynamic lighting effects to create a fun, entertaining atmosphere during events. The days of needing mechanical shutters to create a blackout effect may be numbered!
Overall, 76 OMNIstar luminaires were installed in the Maverik Center. The facility is thrilled with its 72% reduction in energy costs, and the system’s flexibility.