Youth Basketball Never Looked So Good!


Centenary United Methodist installs premium energy efficient, visually comfortable LED lighting throughout its marquee gymnasium

Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington, KY offers multiple youth sports through its IAM3RD program.  The church’s youth basketball program attracts more than 2,000 boy and girl participants to its league play and clinics each year.  An official partner of Jr. NBA, the church program helps kids sharpen their skills and enjoy all that a team sport offers. In addition, the church offers an adult social league and a preschool that utilize the space.   

Another aim of the program is to deliver an enjoyable playing experience for young athletes, coaches and cheering parents and guardians during practice, games, and social activities.  In this area, one aspect lacking was the decades-old lighting in the Main Gymnasium. Not only was the lighting highly energy inefficient, but it produced glare in spots and inconsistent illumination across the gym floor and along the walking track that circled the upper floor. 

The gym was being lit by older 250W metal halide high bays, which at the time they were installed, represented the best type of lighting for a high-ceiling space such as a gymnasium. Since then, lighting technology has progressed tremendously with the emergence of LED lighting and the ability to provide dimming and lighting controls that can now be controlled wirelessly. 

See how Centenary achieved exceptional energy savings and a visually comfortable experience for players and spectators alike.  Read more

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