Squash Court Light Fixtures and Racquetball Court LightingConverting your squash and racquetball courts over to LED has many benefits. The lighting will be high quality, flicker free with no humming noise created from old fluorescent lighting. Energy costs will be reduced, and maintenance costs will go to almost nill producing a much better playing experience. We will be happy to do a free court lighting plan for you as well. Get Your Free Squash Court Light Fixtures and Racquetball Court Lighting Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
In conversations with new customers, we asked what questions they wished they had asked before buying squash court and racquetball lighting fixtures. Here’s the list below. If you couldn’t find the answer, contact us on (888) 423-3191 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
What Type of Lighting Can You Use in a Squash Court?
There are several types of lights that you can use in a squash court and it all depends on what your existing courts have. You can use recessed panel lights that are installed inside the ceiling, linear high bays mounted near the ceiling, canopies, UFO high bays, and others.
What Are the Squash Court Lighting Specifications to Follow?
The standards we follow are: 30 foot candles for non-competition courts, 50 foot candles for competition level, and 120 foot candles for televised competitions.
Is it better to use direct or indirect lighting on a squash court?
This question is more about glare reduction. Indirect lighting will always be the best choice if glare is an issue, but there are options available for direct lighting that will reduce glare. Fixtures with frosted lenses are better than ones that are clear and show the LEDs.
Also, for indirect lighting you need more powerful lights.
Will LED Lights Make Playing More Fun?
If you are currently using fluorescent lights, LEDs will be a large upgrade. No flickering, humming and better light quality.
How Much Will Switching to LED Lower the Electricity Bill at My Squash Club?
At least 50% or more. If you install motion sensors on the courts, you can dim court lights while they are not in use.
Before You Buy
What Lux Level Should You Target for a Squash Court?
That depends if it’s used for competition or not. Your best bet is to target between 30 to 50 foot candles (300 to 500 Lux) for non-televised games.
What Light Level Is Required for a Recreational Racquetball Court?
30 foot candles is reasonable for a recreational racquetball court.
What Light Level Is Required for a Professional Squash Court?
50 foot candles is reasonable for a professional racquetball court.
What Is the Best Way to Layout Lighting for a Squash Court?
We would be happy to create a lighting plan for you. They’re free, and it takes away all the guesswork and risk if you’re considering converting to LED lights.
Some of My Courts Have White Walls and Some Have Glass Walls. Will You Recommend the Same Product Either Way?
Maybe. The best way to determine this is to create a lighting plan based on your specific needs. We have to assume the glass wall will not reflect the light as well as a highly reflective painted wall. That might change the light we use and the lumens required.
Fixtures and Fittings
Balls Can Go Flying Everywhere. Are Your Fixtures Impact Resistant?
Some are, and so if that is a concern of yours, then we can spec impact resistance fixtures.
Do Your 2x4 Fixtures Have Hard Lens Covers?
Yes, they do.
How Can I Reduce Glare from New LED Squash Court Lights?
Using frosted lens covers helps a great deal to reduce glare. Indirect lighting also works well.
How Can I Ensure That the Lights Don’t Fall If Hit by a Ball?
\We can supply safety cables as a secondary means of hanging the fixture, so if the light gets knocked off the primary mount, the safety cables will ensure the fixtures don’t fall.
The Players at My Club Think the New Lighting Is Too Bright. What Can I Do?
First, figure out how many foot candles are in the bright courts. Can you dim the lights? Many of our LED fixtures are dimmable. In fact, we offer color changing and dimmable 2X2 and 2X4 panels and canopies so the color temperature can be softened.
If you’re looking to replace the lights, let’s do a lighting plan. Let us know your target foot candles.
Need a Racquetball / Squash Court Lighting Plan?
A sport court 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 and can easily make one for your racquetball or squash courts.