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Discover how our Basketball Court Lights can reduce overhead, improve visibility, and reduce costs.

Basketball courts are illuminated professionally and more sustainable with our LED basketball court lighting solutions. They create a properly illuminated court that both players and fans can enjoy. And whether you have an indoor court or outdoor court, we have the lights and optics to brighten the playing surface.

Why choose MyLEDLightingGuide Basketball Court Lights?

1. Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt)

130 lm/w
150 lm/w
180 lm/w

Luminous efficacy is the true measure of a bulb’s efficiency. It indicates the lumens produced for every watt of electricity consumed. LEDs are more efficient than traditional bulbs with a higher luminous efficacy. High quality LEDs have awesome efficacy ratings. The standard luminous efficacy is upwards of 130 lumens per watt

We have indoor and outdoor basketball court fixtures that are rated between 130 and 180 lumens/watt. We can help you choose the right efficiency.


* Trade off between initial cost and long term savings?

 

A higher efficiency LED product costs more than lower efficiency units. The savings over the life of the product is more than the initial investment needed to upgrade. So if you're looking to maximize savings when converting to LED, choose the higher efficiency product.

2. Indoor or Outdoor Basketball Court Lights

 
 
 
 

We have both indoor and outdoor lights designed for basketball courts. Our LED High Bays have special lenses that reduce glare. Our outdoor LED Flood Lights have special optics that throw the light forward onto the court, providing bright and uniform light across the entire court. See our examples of indoor and outdoor court photometrics below using these fixtures.

3. High Voltage up to 480V

 

 

100V - 277V
277V - 480V

Are you trying to replace fixtures that are higher voltages, 277V to 480V? We have solutions that cover these higher voltage installations. Our constant current drivers are equipped to handle everything from 100 Volts up to to 480 Volts (standard driver in our kits are 100V-277V). We can handle single or 3-phase power as well. Talk to our sales engineers and we can get your lighting situation taken care of.

* 480V High Voltage Options

Our higher voltage solutions handle both single phase and 3 phase 480V installations. If you have voltage above 277V, tell our sales engineers so we can specify the proper driver.

4. Color Temperature Options

 

4000K
5000K

For basketball courts, it's important to use lights with the right color temperature. A color temp around 5000K, which is closest to daylight, has the same energizing effects as natural light. If you have been using metal halide, HPS, or fluorescents, it’s time to replace them with LED lights.

* LED Color Choice

To replace Metal Halide, 5000K is a great color choice. If you would like a warmer light, choose 4000K. HPS high bays are around 2300K. Moving to 4000K or 5000K will greatly improve the quality of indoor light. The same applies to lighting your court outdoors.

5. Light Quality: Color Rendering Index

70 CRI
80 CRI
90 CRI

 

Color rendering index defines the color of light. It tells us how well a light source will reveal the colors of items compared to sunlight (the ideal light source). When it comes to HID lamps, people usually complain about one thing: poor light color. Light color is important in high bay applications. It has a huge impact on clarity and contrast.

Most of our LED Basketball Court fixtures are offered between CRI 70 and 85. We can special order almost any CRI you might need. 

* LED CRI

Anything over 70 is good. In applications such as assembly work where fine detail is necessary, then select 80 to 90 CRI.

6. Beam Angles: Proper Light Distribution

45°
90°
120°

 

What do you need to illuminate an indoor or outdoor court? If you don’t know the answer to this question, it’s fine – we’ve got you covered.

Basketball courts are relatively easy to light up properly, if you have the right fixture.We want to make sure you have a good idea of the foot candles needed in your court. Foot candles can range between 50 and 100, depending on the venue.

* Beam Angle Selection

Ask us to run a lighting photometric to determine the perfect light and beam angle for your indoor space. Look at both the foot candle measurements and max/min ratios to make sure your space is bright and uniform.

7. Lighting Controls

 

Motion Sensors
Daylight Harvesters
Smart Controls

Motion Sensors and other controls can dramatically reduce lighting costs by turning off or dimming the lights when people leave the area.

PIR and microwave motion sensors can be added to turn the lights on when motion is detected and off / dimmed when no activity is detected. To dim, the court fixtures need a 0-10V dimmable driver. Unlike traditional lighting, dimming LED fixtures is relatively simple and does not affect the life of the bay fixture.

And if you're trying to save additional money, nothing saves more money than off or 10% lit.

8. Rugged Impact Resistance Fixtures that can handle abuse

 

IK01-IK10

IK rating is an international code. It measures the level of protection a light fixture has against mechanical wear and tear and the impact it can take. It is a measure of a light fixture’s durability and robustness.
 
Using lighting fixtures in a high traffic area (a gym) it is important to get fixtures with the proper IK rating. This is because if the light fixtures get damaged, efficiency may decrease. Light fixtures that are resistant to impact. Analyzing the risk of impact is the first thing you should do before you decide if you need light fixtures with a high IK rating.
 
MyLEDLightingGuide can supply high impact rated basketball court fixtures.

9. Reduce Energy Costs and Maintenance Costs

 

 

 

Save Energy

Our energy-efficient indoor high-bays reduce commercial costs and becomes practical and sustainable. With energy savings up to 75%, you can reduce a tremendous amount of energy consumption. LEDs have longer lifespans. We can add motion sensors to turn off or dim the light source when no activity is detected.

Reduce Maintenance

We have LED basketball court lights with L70 ratings that last upwards of 100,000+ hours. Less bulb replacement saves money. This cost saver is often overlooked, but saves a tremendous amount of money.

10. Avoid Glare

 

 

 

When it comes to lighting, there’s one thing people complain about. Glare. LED lights don't generate light like conventional lights. The intensity of each chip can make glare a serious issue. 

The Unified Glare Rating (UGR), rates glare for lighting products. To make sure that the lights you get do not cause glare, buy those with a Unified Glare Rating of less than 19. One thing you should remember is that a court can be a shiny surface. Shiny surfaces reflect light, which means they can maximize the amount of glare in a facility.

MyLEDLightingGuide can supply indoor and outdoor led basketball court lights that can reduce glare dramatically.

How to make sure your Basketball Court is well lit before you buy LED

 

Why are photometrics important? They allow you to see your area and how it would look under LED Lighting taking the risk out of buying. We can easily run different options with our lights, and provide you with the proper information and guidance. We're here to save you money with LED. But it's as important to get the lighting right. 

Indoor LED Basketball Court Photometric Example

25 ft high ceiling, replacing 400W Metal Halide with 150W LED UFO High Bays, 85 footcandle distribution

Outdoor LED Basketball Court Photometric Example

25ft poles, 4 per side, using 200W LED Court Light with special optics. 25 fc average with amazing even light distribution across entire court.

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