Pepsi Center

New Standard of Arena Lighting

Pepsi Center is a popular multi-purpose arena located in Denver, Colorado. The arena is home to the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). When not in use by one of Denver’s sports teams, the building frequently serves as a concert venue for celebrity performers.

Project Details

Client: Kronke Sports & Entertainment

Date: October 2017

Areas: Main Arena & Practice Facility

Partners: Integrity, Excel Energy, ME Engineers

Project Overview by Corey Berhost
Category Before After
CCT 4,100K 5,400K
CRI 52 94
R9 -200 67
Peak 600 nm 452 nm
FC Avg 194 234
Horizontal
Uniformity
1.51:1 1.34:1
Category Before After
CCT 4,100K 4,596K
CRI 52 94
R9 -200 67
Peak 600 nm 452 nm
FC Avg 197 295
Horizontal
Uniformity
1.37:1 1.12:1

NHL Setting

Category Before After
CCT 4,100K 5,400K
CRI 52 94
R9 -200 67
Peak 600nm 452nm
FC Avg 194 234
Horizontal
Uniformity
1.51:1 1.34:1

NBA Setting

Category Before After
CCT 4,100K 4,596K
CRI 52 94
R9 -200 67
Peak 600nm 452nm
FC Avg 194 295
Horizontal
Uniformity
1.37:1 1.12:1
“Part of the problem is that there is so many new technologies, we needed to partner with the right company that can do the job for us. That’s why we hired Planled.” Craig Smith

Director of Engineering, KSE

“Pepsi Center in Denver, CO instantly achieved 80% energy savings by going to LED. Although fixture count increased from 264 Metal Halide Flood Fixtures to 312 LED Fixtures, the visual experience went from “Standard Definition” to “High Definition”. The focal point for this project was squarely on the improving the broadcast quality, player experience & overall uniformity. The Pepsi Center is now widely considered the best lit Arena in the world with a CRI of 93+ and R9 (Red) Value of 50+, a previously unprecedented level.” John Park

VP of West Region, Planled

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