Crews Trying To Solve Lighting Mystery At CONSOL Energy Center

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There appears to be a glitch affecting the lights at the CONSOL Energy Center.

The first time it happened was during the Capitals game on Monday.

Crews consulted the computer that runs the lights.

“Computer spit out exactly what turned the lights off, so we thought we corrected that problem,” Jay Roberts, general manager of the CONSOL Energy Center, said.

It was déjà vu during the San Jose game Wednesday night.

“It happened again. So it was obviously not what the computer said it was that turned off the lights,” Roberts said. “So now they’re working on what in the system caused it.”

What makes the problem more baffling is that crews were unable to reproduce the lighting problem after the first time.

Each light has a shutter that is lowered in front of it during intermissions.

“It adds to ambiance during the intermission that it’s not the full brightness,” Roberts explained.

When the shutters came down, the lights went off for some unknown reason. In both cases, they were immediately recycled, but the process of cooling down the lights and then re-energizing the lights takes about 15 minutes.

“It’s a little embarrassing, but fortunately the game went on and we were able to make everything happen with only a slight delay,” Roberts said.

The companies that designed and installed the lighting system are hard at working diagnosing the problem.

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  • BOB


  • jj

    Must have been union lights.

    • Unions

      If it weren’t for unions,you’d be working for $2.50/Hr.@60 Hrs. a week,Dork

      • jj

        I’m not union and I make $26.00 a hour and I don’t have to pay some thug dues to protect some fat, lazy union worker that doesn’t do anything.

  • JC

    This better be fixed for the Monster Ball tomorrow night!

    • LAC

      I know das right!! Them untions bettah work around da clock!

  • Mario

    Back to the Igloo.

  • AA

    Yep.Definitely union lighting.

  • AA

    You people in Pittsburgh (and Johnstown for that matter) aren’t going to learn your lesson with unions,are you? Unions were alright 20-30 years ago,but not anymore. Unions aren’t what they used to be.

  • megan

    Everyone needs to shut-up about the unions! the teachers r in a union, and their teaching ur kids!

    so just shut up and let ppl do their job, they dont talk about ur jobs so y do u talk about theirs

    and if u wanna talk lets see u go up there and try to see whats wrong wit the lights and fix em and have ppl critisize u. see how u like it

    • Miss Marple

      Please, in the name of all that is holy, say that you are NOT a teacher!

      Text speak is so yesterday, dear.

    • megan please don't breed

      I am assuming that there is no way you could possibly be a teacher in a school with kids and books… The reason I guess this is because you have no less than 23 errors relating to simple grammar and all three of your paragraphs are incomplete.

      I would imagine that there is a very good chance that this person was or will be on Springer with the title of the show being “My parents are cousins”..

      Errors in text..

      1. The whole attempt at a paragraph is improperly done.
      2. Shut up is two words.
      3. “Are” is three letters not “r”.
      4. There is spelled wrong not “their”.
      5. “ur” is spelled “Your”.
      6. So should be capitalized
      7. ppl should be people
      8. dont should be don’t
      9. ur should be your
      10. y should be your
      11. u should be you
      12. . is needed at the end of the sentence
      13. And should be capitalized
      14. u should be you
      15. wanna should be want to
      16. lets should be let’s
      17. u should be you
      18. whats should be what’s
      19. wit should be with
      20. em should be them
      21. ppl should be people
      22. critisize should be criticize
      23. u should be you
      24. . at the end of the sentence.
      25. The overall sentence structure is inadequate at best. Good luck getting that promotion to head fry cook.

  • aa

    Hey Megan,
    Learn to spell,for statrters.

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