How to make sure your Basketball Court is well lit before you buy
Why are basket ball lighting plans important?
A basketball court lighting plan models your indoor or outdoor basketball court inside specialized lighting plan photometric software. It uses the spaces dimensions, fixture mounting heights, and allows lighting designers to add different lights in order to find the perfect combination of lumens and optics for the court.
Guessing is costly. Buying off the shelf lighting for your basketball court has a high probability of failure. A basketball lighting plan takes the risk - and guess work - out of converting or adding LED Lights to your basketball court.
Indoor LED Basketball Court Photometric Example
25 ft high ceiling, replacing 400 Watt Metal Halide with 150 Watt LED UFO High Bays, 85 foot candles
Outdoor LED Basketball Court Photometric Example
25 ft poles, 4 per side, using 200 Watt LED Court Light with special optics. 25 foot candles average with amazing even light distribution across entire court.
What are the best lights for Indoor Basketball Courts?
We recommend LED UFO High Bays as the best lighting option. They are small, bright and extremely robust. They have high impact rating so being hit by a stray basketball will not damage the light.
LED UFO High Bays can easily replace the Metal Halide or Fluorescent lights used in an indoor basket court gyms. Powerful lights can replace 400 Watts and 1000 Watts Metal Halide.
LED Lights are also instant on, so when you want to use the gym for basketball, hit the switch and you're ready to play.
What are the best outdoor Basketball Court Lights?
The best lights depend on your court layout and the position of poles. We have converted outdoor courts to LED using both shoebox lights and flood lights. There is no one perfect solution. There is - however - a good solution for your court.
Shoebox lights and flood lights are also available in high power options, so replacing old Metal Halide and HPS lights is easy to do. LED Lights will dramatically improve the outdoor lighting - providing high quality, low maintenance and cost effective light for years to come.
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.