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Discover how our Basketball Court Lights can reduce overhead, improve visibility, and reduce costs.

Basketball courts are illuminated professionally and more sustainable with our LED basketball court lighting solutions. They create a properly illuminated court that both players and fans can enjoy. And whether you have an indoor court or outdoor court, we have the lights and optics to brighten the playing surface.

Indoor LED Basketball Court Lights

UFO LED Court Lights

UFO LED High Bay for Gymnasiums

Linear LED Court Lights

LED Linear Highbay for Gymnasiums

High Power LED Court Lights

LED High Power High Bay

High Voltage LED

Outdoor LED Basketball Court Lights

High Power Court Lights

Basket Ball Court Lighting

Replace 400W HID Shoebox

LED Outdoor Basketball Court Lighting

Replace 1000W HID Shoebox

LED Shoebox Lights for Basketball Cuurt Lighting

LED Commercial Flood Lights

LED Flood Lights for Outdoor Basketball Courts

How to make sure your Basketball Court is well lit before you buy LED


Why are photometrics important?

They allow you to see your area and how it would look under LED Lighting taking the risk out of buying. We can easily run different options with our lights, and provide you with the proper information and guidance. We're here to save you money with LED. But it's as important to get the lighting right. 

Indoor LED Basketball Court Photometric Example

25 ft high ceiling, replacing 400W Metal Halide with 150W LED UFO High Bays, 85 footcandle distribution


Outdoor LED Basketball Court Photometric Example

25ft poles, 4 per side, using 200W LED Court Light with special optics. 25 fc average with amazing even light distribution across entire court.

Why choose LED Lighting Supply Basketball Court Lights?

1. Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt)

130 lm/w
150 lm/w
180 lm/w

Luminous efficacy is the true measure of a bulb’s efficiency. It indicates the lumens produced for every watt of electricity consumed. LEDs are more efficient than traditional bulbs with a higher luminous efficacy. High quality LEDs have awesome efficacy ratings. The standard luminous efficacy is upwards of 130 lumens per watt

We have indoor and outdoor basketball court fixtures that are rated between 130 and 180 lumens/watt. We can help you choose the right efficiency.

* Trade off between initial cost and long term savings?

A higher efficiency LED product costs more than lower efficiency units. The savings over the life of the product is more than the initial investment needed to upgrade. So if you're looking to maximize savings when converting to LED, choose the higher efficiency product.

2. Indoor-Outdoor Basketball Court Lights


We have both indoor and outdoor lights designed for basketball courts. Our LED High Bays have special lenses that reduce glare. Our outdoor LED Flood Lights have special optics that throw the light forward onto the court, providing bright and uniform light across the entire court. See our examples of indoor and outdoor court photometrics below using these fixtures.

3. High Voltage up to 480V

100V - 277V
277V - 480V

Are you trying to replace fixtures that are higher voltages, 277V to 480V? We have solutions that cover these higher voltage installations. Our constant current drivers are equipped to handle everything from 100 Volts up to to 480 Volts (standard driver in our kits are 100V-277V). We can handle single or 3-phase power as well. Talk to our sales engineers and we can get your lighting situation taken care of.

* 480V High Voltage Options

Our higher voltage solutions handle both single phase and 3 phase 480V installations. If you have voltage above 277V, tell our sales engineers so we can specify the proper driver.

4. Color Temperature Options


For basketball courts, it's important to use lights with the right color temperature. A color temp around 5000K, which is closest to daylight, has the same energizing effects as natural light. If you have been using metal halide, HPS, or fluorescents, it’s time to replace them with LED lights.

* LED Color Choice

To replace Metal Halide, 5000K is a great color choice. If you would like a warmer light, choose 4000K. HPS high bays are around 2300K. Moving to 4000K or 5000K will greatly improve the quality of indoor light. The same applies to lighting your court outdoors.

5. Light Quality: Color Rendering Index

70 CRI
80 CRI
90 CRI

Color rendering index defines the color of light. It tells us how well a light source will reveal the colors of items compared to sunlight (the ideal light source). When it comes to HID lamps, people usually complain about one thing: poor light color. Light color is important in high bay applications. It has a huge impact on clarity and contrast.

Most of our LED Basketball Court fixtures are offered between CRI 70 and 85. We can special order almost any CRI you might need. 


Anything over 70 is good. In applications such as assembly work where fine detail is necessary, then select 80 to 90 CRI.

6. Beam Angles: Proper Light Distribution


What do you need to illuminate an indoor or outdoor court? If you don’t know the answer to this question, it’s fine – we’ve got you covered.

Basketball courts are relatively easy to light up properly, if you have the right fixture.We want to make sure you have a good idea of the foot candles needed in your court. Foot candles can range between 50 and 100, depending on the venue.

* Beam Angle Selection

Ask us to run a lighting photometric to determine the perfect light and beam angle for your indoor space. Look at both the foot candle measurements and max/min ratios to make sure your space is bright and uniform.

7. Lighting Controls

Motion Sensors
Daylight Harvesters
Smart Controls

Motion Sensors and other controls can dramatically reduce lighting costs by turning off or dimming the lights when people leave the area.

PIR and microwave motion sensors can be added to turn the lights on when motion is detected and off / dimmed when no activity is detected. To dim, the court fixtures need a 0-10V dimmable driver. Unlike traditional lighting, dimming LED fixtures is relatively simple and does not affect the life of the bay fixture.

And if you're trying to save additional money, nothing saves more money than off or 10% lit.

8. Rugged Impact Resistance Fixtures



IK rating is an international code. It measures the level of protection a light fixture has against mechanical wear and tear and the impact it can take. It is a measure of a light fixture’s durability and robustness.
Using lighting fixtures in a high traffic area (a gym) it is important to get fixtures with the proper IK rating. This is because if the light fixtures get damaged, efficiency may decrease. Light fixtures that are resistant to impact. Analyzing the risk of impact is the first thing you should do before you decide if you need light fixtures with a high IK rating.
LED Lighting Supply can supply high impact rated basketball court fixtures.

Outdoor Basketball Court Lighting

Lighting for outdoor basketball courts can range from light on the actual court, to bleachers, to the parking lot. All of the same lighting rules apply, and common issues with other typical outdoor lights (metal halide, HPS, etc) are solved with LED.

Light pollution is directly solved with efficient outdoor basketball court LEDs by their direction design. They allow less light loss and more light directed onto what matters. Additionally, a quality outdoor basketball court LED lighting can withstand the elements and last just as long as they would inside, whether it is cold or hot outside.

Besides just the outdoor court lighting for the game area, outdoor lights are also important to consider in the parking lots as well. Since a dark parking lot can be a potential hazard, proper illumination is a must there too. And since parking lots can require a lot of energy consumption too, it is just another opportunity to save money in power consumption and maintenance by converting to LED.

Indoor Basketball Court Lighting

Indoor basketball arena facilities are common for a lot of the pro teams, big colleges, and NCAA. This is where a lot of fans and visitors come, and the lighting needs to be done right.

We've gotten down the perfect lighting levels for any environment, including indoor basketball court lighting systems. From the court to the stands and hallways, we can ensure the perfect lighting levels are in your stadium for the most desired indoor basketball court lighting design possible.

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