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Lighting Design for Baseball Fields

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What Is Included With A Lighting Plan?

  • Custom lighting layout with count & placement
  • Foot candle and light balance calculations
  • Light fixture recommendation and quote
  • Dedicated lighting specialist to assist with your project

How long does it take to get a plan?

Indoor1-2 business days
Outdoor2-3 business days


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What Goes into Successful Baseball Field Lighting Design?

Successful baseball field lighting design starts by understanding the needs and usage of the playing field. Then determining the proper lighting levels for both infield and outfield locations.

The lighting layout takes into consideration the existing pole locations. It can also suggest locations for fields without existing poles. As we perform the calculations, it’s important to pay attention to the light levels and balance.

What is the Ideal Pole Height to Use when Doing a Baseball Field Lighting Layout?

There is an advantage that high poles have over low poles – it’s easier to create a balanced light over the space of the field. We would like to see poles 30 feet or higher when we perform a lighting plan on any outdoor sports field.

How Can I Measure My Existing Foot Candle Readings?

The best way to do this is to use a light meter. You can purchase these online. There are some light meter apps that you can also download, but they are not as accurate as light meters. Once you have an understanding of your existing light levels, it is easy to develop a baseball field lighting layout that can meet or exceed your existing light levels.

How Does Lighting Design for Baseball Stadiums Differ from Baseball Fields?

It doesn’t, the end goal is the same. LED Lighting is either attached to light poles or stadium structure locations. The LED lights aim at the field area to get the light levels required. It is important to understand the physical location of the light installation, as well as the mounting heights. A little league or high school LED baseball field lights cost can also be far less than a professional stadium because they require fewer lighting fixtures.

How Many Foot Candles Do You Need to Light a Baseball Field?

It depends on the level of play. The infield should always be brighter than the outfield. We have done many baseball lighting design plans for customers, and by far the most popular ratio with great results is 50 fc infield and 30 fc outfield. The output of the LED floodlights used can dramatically impact the foot candles on the field. This is just one more reason to run a lighting plan. Check the chart in the next question for more information.

What are the Recommended Light Levels for a Baseball Field?

There are different baseball field lighting standards for each level of play. Professional levels require much higher levels than little league play.

One of the most common requests we receive is for high school baseball field lighting standards. Below is a chart you can reference on the most common lighting levels for baseball fields.

Recreational Play 10-20 fc outfield, 20-30 fc infield
Little League Lighting Standards 20-30 fc outfield, 40-50 fc infield
High School Play 20-30 fc outfield, 40-50 fc infield
Collegiate Play 40-50 fc outfield, 60-70 fc infield
Collegiate Play (televised) 70 fc outfield, 100 fc infield

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