Electrical News: IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC. INVITES ELECTRICAL NEWS ON EXCLUSIVE WRIGLEY FIELD CLUBHOUSE TOUR, UNVEILS INNOVATIVE ADVANCED WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM
July 8, 2016
(Taken from original article by Electrical News on May 12th)
Electrical News was treated to a behind the scenes tour of IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC’S Audacy, advanced wireless lighting control system at Wrigley Fields’s new 30,000 square-foot clubhouse and fitness facility, courtesy of Nick Shkordoff, IDEAL Group Vice President and General Manager, Nolan Bello, Audacy Business Unit Manager and Carl Rice, Vice President of Wrigley Field Restoration & Expansion , also known as 1060 project.
Audacy has taken the 102 year old ballpark into the future with the new wireless lighting technology as Rice demonstrated first-hand how easily adjustable the lighting can be altered via smart phone or tablet device to provide different mood lighting based on the situation. “We’re impressed by both the system and IDEAL INDUSTRIES’ engineering and customer service team, which has met every deadline and challenge thrown their way,” said Rice. “Their product support consistently exceeded every other system we reviewed, and we now have what we believe is a state-of-the-art clubhouse.”
The system connects virtually any new of legacy lighting fixture to a uniquely secured cloud based operation platform. The system offers up to 60 percent energy cost savings for any space type, from office, retail, institutional buildings, to large-scale retrofit and new construction projects. With a 25-year battery life, it’s virtually maintenance free.
“There is tremendous global demand for superior energy management systems that enable facilities executives and design engineers to drive down both installation and operation costs across large-scale projects,” said IDEAL Chairman and CEO, Jim James.
Over the next several years, the 1060 Project team will install Audacy sensors, control units, gateways and reporting components into team facilities, retail spaces, entertainment clubs and suites throughout the ballpark.
The momentum continues to build for IDEAL’s Audacy system as the wireless lighting controls have also been selected for a variety of other installations including Petco Park, San Francisco International Airport, college campuses, IBEW facilities and Fermilab, to name a few. Their partnership with Armstrong Ceilings, also gives them the flexibility to upgrade a space quickly, and in a short time, which has allowed them to secure interest from national retailers.