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Best LED Lights for Basketball Courts

LED lights are replacing HPS, mercury vapor, metal halide, and fluorescent lamps as the go-to for basketball court lighting because they are more energy-saving, and last much longer which makes them the obvious lighting choice.

When you think about LED Lights for basketball courts, you have to separate indoor courts from outdoor courts.

For indoor courts, UFO lights work well. They provide powerful balanced lighting from above. The lights are also impact-resistant and can handle hits from a ball.

For outdoor courts, there are two options. Parking shoebox fixtures with either Type 3 or Type 5 optics as well as flood lights are used to light up basketball courts and sports courts. These lights are commonly referred to as sports lights.

What are LED Sports Court Lights?

Sport Court Lights are outdoor lighting fixtures designed to light up sports courts. Sports Courts are multi-purpose hard playing surfaces, that can include basketball, tennis, pickleball, roller hockey, and other sporting events.

LED Lighting is designed to light up outdoor sports courts.

How Lights Differ for Outdoor Versus Indoor Basketball Courts

Indoor courts are lit from above and are far easier to light up and create the proper lighting balance. Outdoor courts are perimeter pole mounted.

Light Levels Needed for a Professional NBA Level Basketball Court

Light levels can vary between 150 to 200-foot candles. 4K TV broadcasts need more lighting.

Calculating Basketball Court Lighting Levels

We can provide a free lighting plan to show light placement, light levels, and balance across the court. There is no need for you to try and calculate this yourself.

LED Lights for Basketball Courts to Replace Metal Halide

We can replace your metal halide or high-pressure sodium fixtures, 1 for 1, and can match the fixture type. So, if you have high bays, flood lights, or parking lot lights, we can replace 400-watt and 1000+ Watt fixtures with LEDs.

Are Linear or UFO High Bay Lights Better for Basketball Courts?

Of the two different types of high bays, we would recommend UFO fixtures for one main reason. UFO fixtures are impact-rated at IK08 or higher and can survive a ball hit.

LED Fixtures Needed for Indoor Basketball Court with 25 ft Mounting Height

That depends on the light levels you are trying to achieve. Using 24 of our 160-watt LED UFO fixtures mounted 25 feet high produces 85-foot candles. Lighting is even and balanced across the entire court. Your requirements may be different. We can create a free lighting plan to determine the right number of fixtures for your space.

Impact Proof LED Lights for Basketball Courts

Many of our fixtures have been impact-tested to IK08-IK10. IK10 has the highest impact rating. We offer high-impact rated high bays, parking fixtures, and flood lights with this high impact rating. IK08 is ideal for basketball courts.

Placing LED Lights Around the Perimeter of the Outdoor Court

Every court is different, and every court has its requirements. Creating a lighting plan removes all the risk and guesswork from this process. We can suggest pole locations. Or use your existing poles and find the best light that will give you the best results. If you need poles we can also supply poles for your basketball court or any sports court.

Safety Cable for LED Lights Hung over an Indoor Basketball Court

Yes, we recommend this for safety.

Best Way to Mount Lights for an Indoor Basketball Court

We recommend ceiling mounts. And also recommend a secondary safety wire if a ball strike dismounts a fixture.

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How Tall Should Poles Be for Outdoor Basketball Court Lighting?

Higher is better. We have done court lights as low as 15 feet. The lower the poles are, the more ‘tilt’ you might need to try and light the court up and provide balanced lighting.

We are Replacing the Existing Lights. Can We Replace Every Other Light?

This depends on a lot of factors. If you do so, you might be running the risk of creating unbalanced lighting with more shadows. To prevent this from happening, we can create a lighting plan to determine your exact needs. So let us get you one for free before we create a court full of shadows.

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LED Lights with Power Cord

Some of our lights have power cords. And if that is important, reach out to us and we can help you find a fixture with a cord.

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Can I Mount a Light Fixture Above the Hoop?

It should be high enough to avoid a ball strike, otherwise, it could impede the play on the court. If it is ceiling-mounted, then it shouldn’t be an issue.