Who wants to not be able to play their favourite sport due to unfavourable lights? That sounds like a bummer, isn’t it?
And when it comes to tennis, lights make all the way more sense. If you are someone who loves playing tennis or have been playing it for a long time, you might already know the role lights play. While it does make the entire sport more fun, it is necessary for the safety of the players as well.
While lights are imperative, their size, functioning and proper implementation take them a notch further than the rest.
So, when you actually get going and buy a lighting system for your tennis court, what are some of the things you should be aware about?
We at Pickleball Court Supply exactly know what you need and how you need it. So let’s look at some of the things which might help you get to know your tennis court lighting system in a better manner.
The Levels of Lighting: Size of The Court
This might sound like something new and unheard of but it completely makes sense. The lighting on a tennis court is bifurcated on the basis of the size of your tennis court and the use it will be put to. Let’s look at the various classes of tennis courts which require different sets of lights.
- Class I: The Class 1 matches include the ones you see on television. The US Open, Wimbledon, are included in class 1 matches. Due to the high amount of spectators and broadcasting needs, 450 lux is used here.
- Class II: The class 2 or medium level courts are the ones used in clubs. The lighting in such clubs should be for average viewing distances, high-level of training and mid-level competition. A 350 lux lighting is usually adept for such conditions and class.
- Class III: These are usually for recreational purposes or lower levels of training. The usage of these classes of courts include school training, recreational activity etc. 250 lux is the adequate amount of lighting for such usage.
- Class IV: This is the lowest level of play and is used strictly for recreational activities.
Factors To Keep In Mind: Choosing The Lights For Your Court
Now while we know about the different categories of lighting used on different courts, let’s look at some of the key factors to look into while choosing the perfect set of lights for your courts.
It might seem like an easy deal but when you go into the detail a list of factors pop up which might need your attention.
Every woke and aware consumer knows their product’s warranty by heart and one definitely should. When you are buying a court light make sure you ask the seller about the light’s warranty period.
This might even turn out to be one of the most important features of light on a tennis court. The Pickleball Court Lighting, throught its anti-glare technology, ensure that the players focus on the game rather than battling the glare.
The water resisting ability of an outdoor lighting system sounds like an obvious feature and it very well is. Make sure that the lighting system you are opting for has ample protection against water to protect it from those rainy days.
- Ease of installation
The court lights aren’t supposed to be complex and difficult to use. Rather the easier they are to use and install the more consumer friendly they are. The lights shall adapt and be fixable on any type of bolt readily available.
This is what makes PCS’ lighting systems so easy to use and user-friendly. Its fixture was designed to utilise an innovative die-cast decorative arm which makes it easily fixable on any existing poles.
- Luminous Effectiveness
The lighting system you go for shall have a high degree of luminous efficacy which makes it emit more light, use lesser power and hence save you some essential bucks on the power bill.
- Proper Distribution
The lights in question should be able to achieve uniformity in photometric distributions for proper distribution of light all around the court.
- Color Temperatures
While you’re going for a lighting system make sure that the colour temperature is kept in mind. This is to ensure that the correct colour temperature is emitted on your court, depending on the utility.
- Heat Dissipation
In layman terms, heat dissipation simply means loss of energy due to conversion into heat. Noting the heat dissipation in a court light (especially indoor lights) becomes important considering that it might reduce the life of the light.
Lighting systems do cost a lot. Hence when it comes to choosing the perfect lighting solution, make sure that you cross-check the minutest of the details. If you are spending the big bucks on setting up a lighting system it might as well last you longer.
At Pickleball Court Supply, we make sure that your money on lights gets invested right.Our certified team involves professionals and certified tennis court builders which ensure that you get the best service possible. From determining the best sets of lights for your tennis court to determining the lighting quality at the best prices, we will take care of it all.
Our top-class lighting system ensures that you never have to worry about your lighting needs for a long-long time when you get igt done from us at Pickleball Court Supplies. Contact us today for an unmatched cour supplies experience.