Volleyball Court Lights

Volleyball court lights can either be indoor or outdoors. For indoors, robust impact resistant ufo led lights are perfect to provide powerful, balanced lighting from above. For outdoor courts, high power flood stadium lights are great for lighting up outdoor courts from perimeter mounted poles. Contact us for a free volleyball court lighting plan if you are looking to convert your old lighting to LED - or just looking to add lights to a court that currently does not have lighting. Get Your Free Volleyball Court Lighting Plan
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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re looking for light up indoor or outdoor courts, there’s a lot of questions to consider before you make your first volleyball court lights purchase. Scroll below to find answers to our most common questions or call (888) 423-3191 to speak with a lighting expert.

General

How Do You Light Up a Volleyball Court?

For indoor courts, we recommend gym style high bay lights with high impact ratings. For outdoor courts, we recommend either parking lot lights with forward throw optics or high power flood lights.

What Is the Best Height for Volleyball Court Light Poles?

Higher is better than lower, since higher provides better and more balanced light spreads. We would recommend 20 feet but 30 feet is good as well.

What Color Temperature Should Be Used for a Volleyball Court?

We recommend either 4000K or 5000K. In most cases, we find 5000K being used.

Volleball Court

Before You Buy

How Many Lights Do You Need for a Volleyball Court?

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, and from there, we can easily determine the right number of lights needed.

What Are the Best Lights for Outdoor Volleyball Courts?

We think shoebox lights or parking lot lights are good if the poles are close to the court, and flood lights if the poles are farther away. To reduce glare, the fixtures are usually pointed down and use special optis to throw the light out for great light coverage.

300 Watt LED Shoebox

300 Watt LED Shoebox

150 Watt Led Shoebox Slip Fitter Mount

150 Watt LED Shoebox

Led Flood Light 400 Watt With Pole Mount

LED Flood Light

How Many Foot Candles Are Required for a Professional or Competition Level Volleyball Court?

We recommend at least 50 foot candles, and if the games are televised, above 100.

How Many Foot Candles Are Required for a Recreational Level Volleyball Court?

30 foot candles provide a lot of great light to play recreational volleyball.

Do You Have Portable Lights for Beach Volleyball?

We do not, but our flood lights can be mounted on portable structures.

Do You Have Dark Sky Compliant Fixtures?

We do. Our parking lot lights are dark sky compliant. Our flood lights are not, unless they are pointing straight down.

Should I Retrofit or Use New Fixtures for My Volleyball Court?

You can do both, but we would advise you to replace your fixtures instead of retrofitting. Unless you have expensive uplight fixtures, then retrofitting makes sense.

Do You Sell Uplights?

We do not, but we do sell retrofit kits for them. We offer high power flood lights that can be pointed upwards.

What Are the Best Lights for Indoor Volleyball Courts?

We prefer our UFO style high bays. They offer great lighting as well as high impact resistance. They are also the light of choice for gymnasiums.

High Voltage LED UFO High Bay

High Power 300 Watt UFO High Bay

LED UFO High Bay

White LED UFO High Bay

Fixtures and Fittings

Can Light Fixtures Withstand Being Hit by a Volleyball?

Yes, the fixtures we recommended in this section all have high impact ratings, IK08 or above.

What Is the Best Way to Mount the Lights?

There is no best way, but many of our lighting options are the same for the existing lights you currently have. So we can match the fixture mounts you have with our new lights.

What Is the Best Optic to Use on a Volleyball Court?

There is no one best optic. There is one or two optics that are best for your court. We can help you find a match for your needs by creating a lighting plan for you.

How Long Is the Whip?

It depends, but some of our fixtures have 5-6 ft whips.

Do You Sell Splicing Kits?

Yes, we have power cord extenders that can be spliced to your existing power cord.

Do I Need Wire Guards for Protection Against Getting Damaged?

If you use our linear high bays, then we would recommend wire guards. Otherwise, you should be fine with UFO high bays.

LED Linear High bay

LED Linear High Bay - High Impact Rated

LED High Bay Light

LED UFO High Bay - High Impact Rating

Installation

Can We Angle the Lights Up or Do They Need to Point Straight Down at the Ground?

You can do both. Many of the lighting plans we do for volleyball courts have different requirements. Some need dark sky compliance. Others don't. That allows us to design the best lighting option properly.

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.

It Is Too Bright When We Look at the Light. Do You Have Diffusers?

We do offer frosted lenses for some of our fixtures.

Where Is the Best Location for Poles on a Volleyball Court?

The best location for poles is on the sides of the courts. A lighting plan to show the results for your specific location.

Want a Free Volleyball LED Lighting Plan?

We can provide both indoor and outdoor volleyball lighting plans. Make sure you get the right light levels and balance before you buy!

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