This higher quality lighting system will help Mandalay Bay Convention Center – and MGM Resorts International – achieve significant energy savings. UBM is a valued partner and is as committed as we are to the environment.”

Chris Magee – VP Sustainable Facilities at MGM Resorts

MGM International Resorts

Las Vegas, NV
Convention Center, 1M sq.ft.

Lighting Installed

This investment that we’ve made in this partnership actually helps not only our trade shows at UBM but every trade show organized that is using this building, and we think this can also set an example for other vendors and other organizers around the country.”

Mike Alic
Managing Director at UBM Fashion


MGM International and UBM, one of the world’s largest event organizers, joined forces in a strategic partnership to improve the lighting of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, while reducing the environmental footprint and energy usage to meet their sustainability goals.


Chris Magee, VP of sustainable facilities at MGM was searching for an LED lighting solution that would offer increased light levels, higher quality of light, and a customized lighting control capability to replace their 1,000+ high output T5 linear fixtures.

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In order to increase light levels by 300%, Mandalay Bay installed 1,600 Essentials Series LED high bays featuring integrated wireless controls that allowed them the highest flexibility, meeting their energy savings and sustainability requirements.

The new lighting system is estimated to reduce energy consumption by 85%, saving enough energy to power 400 average US homes and prevent 900 Metric Tons of greenhouse gases (CO2E) each year. Within the next 10 years there will no longer be a need to replace 26,898 fluorescent lamps, boxed them a second time and then transported to other states for recycling.