The beam spread of your selected light fixtures should maximize the amount of light that spreads across the court. We recommend choosing light fixtures with a wide enough beam angle so the light can overlap without creating any dark shadows.
When upgrading your lighting system, some things to consider are spill light, glare, beam angle, and pole mounting height.
Spill light is a term used by the ASBA that refers to the shine beyond the sports facility that may bother neighboring occupants and adjacent properties.
Dark shadows can create poor playing zones. Using light fittings with cut-off capabilities help to reduce glare and improve your lighting system. To help prevent glare, the maximum tilt of the fixtures should be set to 15 degrees.
The minimum mounting height for a tennis court light fixture is 30’ (9 meters). These heights can be increased when necessary to prevent glare.
Light fixtures should be mounted parallel to the sidelines and outside the Principal Playing Area (PPA). This allows for an evenly distributed amount of light along the court. If the light fixtures are placed in front of the baseline, the ball could get lost in the dark shadows, which can be quite tiring for players to follow.
We recommend at least four poles per side with two poles mounted on the outside of the baseline to ensure reducing shadows and optimizing playing time.
Indoor and outdoor tennis courts require different levels of lighting to properly illuminate the space. Consider the uniformity ratio, horizontal illuminance, glare, and lighting distribution.
LED tennis court lights offer many advantages over MH and HPS fixtures. You can choose from many options of lights to find the one that works best for your court.
Height, light intensity, and illumination across the playing surface can all impact the lighting design on a tennis court. This guide can help you compare your current lighting design to tennis court lighting standards.
The requirements of tennis court lighting depend on the standard of play. Each of the four classes requires a different level of lighting.
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