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Volleyball Court Lighting Layout

The first question when working on a project is often: How Many LED Lights Do I Need to properly light an indoor or outdoor volleyball court? How bright does it need to be? How can I make this a successful lighting upgrade? A sports lighting layout for volleyball courts is the ideal first step to ensure your LED lighting gives the desired foot candle level and bright, balanced light providing the best experience for volleyball players.

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What is the Ideal Volleyball Court Lighting Layout?

The ideal volleyball court lighting layout will show a physical scaled representation of the court, and lights installed either overhead (indoor) or on poles near the edges of the volleyball court. The layout will include foot candle readings across the court, a light balance calculation, and a 3D rendering of the court space lit up

What are the Recommended Volleyball Court Lighting Levels?

We recommend a minimum of 30-foot candles, with a desired range of 30 to 50-foot candles. For competition-level tournaments, we can design brighter playing surfaces with powerful LED fixtures.

How Does Volleyball Court Lighting Design Differ Between Indoor and Outdoor Courts?

The biggest difference is where the lights are mounted. In indoor volleyball courts, lights can be mounted from above, making it rather simple to achieve light levels and lighting balance across the entire playing area. In outdoor volleyball courts, pole-mounted lights on the perimeter of the court with either flood optics or forward throw optics allow better light balance with perimeter-mounted lights.

How Far from the Volleyball Court Should Poles Be Placed?

You do not want the poles mounted too close or too far from the court. Players’ safety is paramount, so the poles have to be far enough. However, if they’re too far, it might be more difficult to light up the court.

How Many LED Lights for a Volleyball Court Do You Need?

There is no one answer but start with deciding what light levels you need. Once you’ve determined that, we can create a lighting plan for you. We will lay out the lighting for your courts to meet your needs. From there, we can quickly determine the right number of LED Volleyball Court Lights needed.

How Far Should Lights Be Placed from a Volleyball Court?

Based on our experience. the farther away, the less likely the players have to deal with glare. But mounting pointed straight down also will reduce this glare. We usually find the lights mounted on the side of the courts.

What is the Difference Between a Lighting Design Calculator and a Lighting Plan?

Use a calculator if:

  • You are looking for a free, online tool to quickly calculate the number of fixtures you need
  • You want quick, simple, and immediate results
  • You are looking for a count of light fixtures needed based on a specific budget
  • You need a rough estimate on quantity and layout/configuration does not matter
  • There is no need to include specific light balance and shadows in your documentation

Use a lighting plan layout if:

  • You would like a professional lighting plan engineer to review your requirements
  • You need a calculated lighting plan that shows foot candle readings
  • You need to see how balanced the light levels are, and you care about reducing shadows
  • You want to show aiming angles, and light positions in scale within your indoor or outdoor area
  • You need professional assurance that the lights you buy will be the right choice