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Owensboro Sportscenter Transitions to New LED Lighting

Spectra, the providers of venue management to the Owensboro (Ky.) Sportscenter, is excited to announce another improvement made to one of the city’s most historic venues. The metal halide lights over the arena floor have been converted to the latest in LED lighting.

“The transition is expected to yield annual energy and maintenance savings at the Owensboro Sportscenter while brightening the ambiance of the arena and allowing us to provide a variety of lighting options for our clients that were previously unavailable,” says Laura Alexander, general manager for Spectra venue management. “We expect to see a savings of at least $25,000 over the next 10 years.”

On average, the LED lights will provide 66 percent energy savings over the former metal halide lights. In addition, the LED lights have a longer lifetime—about 100,000 hours versus the metal halide light at 15,000-20,000 hours—reducing the need to replace the lights as often. LED lights let off about 75 percent less heat than metal halide lights, which in turn will cut down cooling costs.

Other facility-enhancing features the new LED lighting provides include instant on/off, dimming capabilities and an overall brighter and cleaner light. Combined with the newer LED scoreboards and videoboards that were replaced in 2017, the LED lighting will be another component to creating a better experience for guests attending events at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

In 2016, the concession stands at the Owensboro Sportscenter were renovated once Spectra was hired to manage the operations of the facility. In 2017, the videoboards and scoreboards were replaced and a new basketball floor was installed.

Tickets are on sale now for An Evening with Three Dog Night on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

The Owensboro Sportscenter, one of  the city’s most historic buildings, opened in 1949. It is a multipurpose 5,000-seat arena that hosts graduations, concerts, sporting events, trade shows, meetings and receptions. The Owensboro Sportscenter is home to the Owensboro Thoroughbreds of the TBL (The Basketball League), Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers men’s and women’s basketball of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, and the Owensboro Catholic High School Aces basketball. For more info, visit OwensboroSportscenter.com.

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: venue management, food services & hospitality, and partnerships. For more info, visit SpectraExperiences.com.

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