February 04, 2013 13:40 ET
OWINGS MILLS, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 4, 2013) - It was an exciting way to kick-off the second half of Super Bowl 47 when Jacoby Jones ran back the kickoff for a 108 yard touchdown. Then it happened, the lights went out in New Orleans, Louisiana as the Mercedes Benz Superdome lost power.
The Baltimore, Maryland based company is offering free stadium lights to make sure this problem doesn't happen again. The type of lights most common in NFL stadiums are known as Metal Halide systems and 1lightbulbs.com located in Baltimore, Maryland is offering Ravens fans with a Super Bowl ticket a free HID lightbulb as a Super Bowl 47 souvenir when they purchase $100.00 or more in lighting products from their website.
As a special bonus to the owners of the stadium, the Louisiana stadium/expo district and Glenn Menard, the manager of the stadium, 1lightbulbs.com is offering to replace the entire array of Light bulbs for the entire stadium at 20% off the normal retail price on the website.
The power officials at Entergy and the Superdome's management company had stated that they experienced an "abnormality" with the equipment that is designed to monitor the electrical load. Audi had tweeted that they will be "Sending some LEDs to the @MBUSA Superdome right now..." to help aid in the lighting issue and now 1lightbulbs.com another supplier of LED Bulbs for personal and commercial use makes two firms that are glad to be proactive in helping to keep the lights on in New Orleans long after the Super Bowl has come and gone.
About the lights at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome: They use what is known as "BROADCAST QUALITY METAL HALIDE LIGHTING SYSTEMS W/ BLACKOUT CAPABILITY" THE BLACKOUT CAPABILITY IS A SHUTTER ON THE FRONT OF THE FIXTURE THAT CAN CLOSE VIA REMOTE COMMAND TO BLOCK OUT THE LIGHT 100%. WHEN METAL HALIDES ARE ON AND YOU TURN THEM OFF, IT TAKES APPROX 15-25 Minutes For them to start up again. HOWEVER THEY DO MAKE AN INSTANT START FOR THESE AND THEY COME RIGHT ON W/O THE WAITING PERIOD. THESE METAL HALIDES FOR THESE SYSTEMS GO UP TO 2000 Watts and up to 480 volts and 1lightbulbs.com is proud to provide any stadium looking for these types of bulbs access to them at a discounted rate.
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