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Race Track Lights

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Race Track Lights

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Race track lights are high power flood lights that light up a racetrack for evening programs. The lights are available as either wide beam or narrow spot beams and can either provide general wide lighting or lighting at a specific light location. We offer free lighting plans for racetrack owners who are thinking about converting over to LED.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they had when it came to purchasing race track lights. If it’s your first time making a purchase with LED Lighting Supply, feel free to call us on (888) 423-3191 to speak directly with one of our lighting experts.

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Installation

General

How High Should Lighting Be Mounted on a Race Track?

Higher is better than lower, as it aids in light distribution and creates balance and evenness across the track surface. Maintaining a constant light level void of shadows is ideal. Lights that are mounted higher have a better chance of creating balance.

How Does Good Race Track Lighting Improve Driver Safety?

Creating constant and balanced light allows the drivers to see dangerous conditions and avoid them. Lighting should always enhance and never distract. The lights should be pointed in the direction of the race traffic to avoid glare.

LED lights do not flicker. They produce a constant source of lighting. Flickering lights are known to distract and cause eye strain.

What Are Race Track Lighting Standards? How Many Foot Candles Are Needed?

Requirements can vary from track to track and level of racing. Nascar requires higher light levels than a local dirt track. We have created many light plans, ranging from 30 foot candles average up to 100 foot candles average.

How Long Do These Fixtures Last?

Race track lights should easily last 10+ years. Unlike most commercial applications, race track lights are not used 12 hours a night, 365 days a year. Under those conditions, our lights last 10 + years, so it’s not unreasonable to think that they will last 20+ years.

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Can These Fixtures Be Damaged If Something Hits Them?

Many of our fixtures have a high impact rating and have been tested as such. Large flying car parts can wreak havoc on almost anything they hit, so it depends on the size, mass and velocity of the projectile.

BEFORE YOU BUY

How Many Lights Do I Need for My Race Track?

That's hard to answer, because every track is different and has different requirements. We never guess, we offer our race track customers a free lighting plan so we can determine the type and number of lights needed to light up their track.

Do I Need a Special Optic for a Race Track?

Maybe, but again, that will be determined by the lighting plan. You just can’t guess the number of lights, lumens per light and optic needed. Creating a lighting plan takes all the guesswork out of determining this.

How Many Lumens Is Good for a Small Race Track?

Never start with lumens, always start with light level requirements (foot candles). Create a lighting plan and the plan will tell you the number of lights, optics required and lumens per fixture to lighting up any track.

What Voltage Lights Do You Have?

The two standard voltage ranges are 100-277V and 277V-480V. We also have 347-480V.

Are LED Lights Powerful Enough to Replace My Existing Lights, 1 for 1?

Yes, we can easily replace 400 Watt, 1000 Watt and even 2000 Watt Metal Halide, 1 for 1.

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Can You Use Solar Lights for a Race Track?

No. Solar lights are just not bright enough.

How Can I Avoid the Long Start Up Times That I Currently Have with Metal Halide?

LEDs are instant on, instant off, so the light is there and operates in full power within 1 second.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

How Can I Ensure That the Fixtures Won’t Have Glare?

This can be accomplished by good light design. Aiming the lights in the direction of the car travel can eliminate almost all the glare. Using side shields on the light also helps.

Do These Fixtures Angle or Shine Straight Down?

Most of the fixtures we use to light up race tracks are high power flood lights and stadium lights. These are always ‘aimed’ or angled to where their light is needed.

Are These Lights Dark Sky Compliant?

No, unless the lights are pointing straight down, they are not dark sky compliant. If they need to be we can create a lighting plan that will be dark sky compliant. But there may be some limitations on the light levels depending on the number of poles and where they are located.

Are These Lights Waterproof?

Yes, all our outdoor flood / stadium lights are IP65 or higher water proof rated.

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INSTALLATION

How High Should Race Track Lights Be Mounted on Poles?

Higher is better. We have performed light plans with mounting heights ranging from 20 feet to 75 feet.

I Need to Keep Light Off the Highway That Runs Along the Race Track. Is This Possible?

Yes, we would need to know that, and we can model our lighting plans to check how much light is being leaked onto the highway and adjust our plans to ensure we take this criteria into account.

We Have Wooden Poles, Can We Mount Them Directly on the Pole?

Yes, some of our fixtures can be bolted directly to wooden pole structures. Make sure the pole is rated to carry the weight and load of our lights.

Get a Free Racetrack Lighting Plan

We will suggest pole locations or use your existing poles. We can replace your lights, 1 for 1, or add/remove lights.

A race track lighting plan creates a report that shows how bright and balanced the lighting will be.

It identifies the locations of lights, and select the best OPTIC to use. We have done 1000's of FREE lighting plans, so ask for your today.

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