Maybe it’s time to consider changing how you light up your basketball courts. Indoors and outdoors, basketball is popular worldwide and played at all levels, from driveways and community courts to schools and professional sports arenas.
Whether indoor or outdoor, lighting plays a prominent role in how the game is experienced. If a court lacks sufficient lighting, it’s more challenging for the players to see the ball and spectators to see what’s happening. It also makes it more challenging to referee properly. Similarly, there are safety concerns for players on the court as well as spectators in the stands. Everyone has to be able to see where they’re going.
To make sure problems don’t occur, we recommend looking at how you currently light your court to see how things could be improved and what sort of advantages LED lighting can provide to you along the way.
1) Cost Savings
Metal halide and halogen lamps have been around for a long time now, but their time is swiftly coming to an end. Traditional lighting is expensive when it comes to burning through money, energy, and maintenance. And you don’t get as much light for your dollar as you may want.
Switching to LED lights can end up saving you a lot of money. Stadiums and courts require high wattage along with high lumens. With the LED lights, you can get adequate lighting evenly distributed to all corners of the court at around half the energy costs traditional lights require. And because LED lights last longer and are more durable in the face of environmental conditions, they will not need to be replaced nearly as often. They also add less ambient heat to an area which can also bring down your air conditioning expenses.
Finally, because LED lights are cooler, longer-lasting, and hardy, you’ll find yourself spending less on maintenance as you won’t need people climbing poles and rafters to change burnt-out bulbs.
2) Better Performance
There is little more annoying on the court than flickering lights or glare. LED lights provide stable, flicker-free illumination that won’t distract players at a crucial moment. In addition, because LEDs distribute light evenly, you’re less likely to have issues with glare affecting player performance or spectator enjoyment from the stands.
LED lighting can also provide more efficient and even lighting when broadcasting events either for television or online. You can quickly meet the standards for broadcast lighting with less hassle than you would with halogen or metal halide lights.
Finally, LED lights start up right away. There’s no waiting for lights to warm up before play begins, and many lighting setups can be controlled remotely from a tablet or smartphone.
3) Additional Safety Benefits
While player and spectator safety are top concerns, there are other safety advantages to illuminating your courts with LED lights.
We’ve already mentioned how the lower temperature of LED lights can help save on air conditioning costs. This also means they are less likely to be a safety concern for fire risk or accidents when changing or moving fixtures. LED lights are also easier on the environment when it comes to disposing of them.
All good things to consider.
LED Lighting For Your Basketball Court or Stadium
Investing in LED lights for your basketball court will pay back richly in the areas of savings and performance. In addition, your players will have a better experience, and spectators will be more likely to return to your venue.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on high-performing quality LED lighting options for your courts. We’re ready with solutions for all your lighting needs.