Saturday, October 26, 2013

The New Age of Enlightenment

As I get older, I need more light to see we are replacing our field lights! Seriously, it's for our players. We had some shadowy spots. For the 2014 season, the DBAP field will be brighter and evenly lit.

Musco Lighting is changing out all of the ballpark field lighting. It's a five week job and we're about two weeks in. This is a major component of our off-season renovation project. New seats, a new playing surface and the lighting upgrade are funded by the City of Durham. (Thank you!)

D3 Development is managing all of this work. D3's Shannon Moser tells me the lights are guaranteed for 10,000 hours or 10 years which means less maintenance over time. And with Musco's green lighting system the energy usage will be lower. 

Fewer bulbs, less power, more lumens. That's a big improvement since the original lights were installed in 1995. Baseball endures and technology improves.

Field renovation, 10/25/13