Monthly Archives: October 2013

Best ideas for using lower wattage lamps for a tennis court lighting system.

I do not want to use 1000w fixtures for my backyard tennis court, but I do want to uniformly light the court area, just not quite as bright.  Is there a solution you could offer? Yes, our court lighting system … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged | Comments Off on Best ideas for using lower wattage lamps for a tennis court lighting system.

How much will it cost to run my tennis court lights?

How much will it cost to operate a six or eight pole tennis court lighting system at my house? In 2011 the national household average per kilowatt-hour use was $0.12.  To figure the actual cost of running your lighting system … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged | Comments Off on How much will it cost to run my tennis court lights?

LED lighting for a tennis court?

            Can I use LED lighting to effectively illuminate my tennis court? While LEDs are a rapidly growing light source in the industry, the technology is still a ways off from effective use for sport … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged | Comments Off on LED lighting for a tennis court?

Glare and how it affects selection of tennis lighting poles.

                  I am concerned about glare from such a high wattage lighting system on my personal tennis court.  What should I be looking for in terms of fixture and pole design? The … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged , | Comments Off on Glare and how it affects selection of tennis lighting poles.

Ideas for developing dark-sky standards for outdoor tennis court lighting.

I am concerned about protecting the visible night sky in our area and have read some dark-sky literature as it pertains to lighting.  Should our community develop a set of regulations for lighting at outdoor sports facilities? It would be … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged , | Comments Off on Ideas for developing dark-sky standards for outdoor tennis court lighting.

Most essential questions about a residential tennis club lighting plan.

                We are interested in a lighting design for our new tennis club and need to develop a plan that takes the surrounding neighborhood into account.  Is it possible to light just the … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Most essential questions about a residential tennis club lighting plan.

What Is Full Cut Off Lighting & Its Impact on Tennis Courts?

QUESTION: What is full cut off lighting and why is it important to consider when lighting my tennis court? ANSWER: Full cut off lighting is a classification for a lighting fixture that projects all of its light in a downward … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged , , | Comments Off on What Is Full Cut Off Lighting & Its Impact on Tennis Courts?

What Is Light Trespass in Tennis Court Lighting?

QUESTION: What is light trespass, and why is it important to consider when lighting a tennis court? ANSWER:  Light trespass is the uncontrolled illumination that spills past the boundaries of a property and into surrounding areas such as a neighborhood.  … Continue reading

Posted in Tennis Court Lighting | Tagged , , | Comments Off on What Is Light Trespass in Tennis Court Lighting?