Ferri Lighting Design & Associates Designs ESPN’s First LED Studio
FLDA creates new studio lighting for Bristol, Conn., Sportscenter.
Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) announced that it has designed and installed the lighting for the new flagship ESPN Sportscenter studio, at ESPN’s headquarters facility in Bristol, Conn. The new studio design, which is almost fully LED lit, is the first LED studio deployment for ESPN.
FLDA also has leveraged Prism Projection’s Power Net – a data-over-power solution – that bypasses standard DMX cable runs to distribute studio power directly over power lines. The ESPN Sportscenter installation is currently the largest Power Net installation in the world. Additionally, FLDA designed and installed lighting in ESPN’s Sky Deck, a suspension grid system that flies above the studio set.
Bruce Ferri, senior designer of FLDA, designed the ESPN Sportscenter studio in Bristol for its redesigns in both 2000 and 2004 with his previous company, New York City Lights. Ferri also had designed a full LED rig for ESPN’s NASCAR Pit Studio installation. The new ESPN Sportscenter studio encompasses 10,500 square feet of space at the Bristol campus, making it the largest ESPN studio.
FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renowned reputation for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, the MLB Network, and others.
“The Sportscenter design is as much a showcase for power efficiency as it is an aesthetic achievement for ESPN, and we are delighted with the results, particularly given the significance of this installation,” said Ferri. “I have seen several iterations of the Sportscenter studio over the years, and this one marks a true milestone for LED lighting.”