Which tennis court lighting is the best? Our professional LED lighting fixtures for tennis court are the greatest alternatives to metal halide, halogen, mercury, or HPS lighting fixtures whether you’re replacing existing fixtures or building new ones. When installing a high mast or high bay, there are varied lighting requirements and considerations for a high school, college, commercial or residential tennis court, club, or center.
We are introducing new solar-powered flood lights for tennis courts in 2022 and 2023 that are suitable with clay, indoor hard, and outdoor grass tennis courts and save 75 to 90% of energy. In addition to lighting selection, photometric analysis and lighting design are also essential to success. You have 22 reasons on this page to purchase from us.
You could first wonder how to illuminate an outdoor or indoor tennis court. We need to consider these five fundamental factors. (The whole steps are outlined here.)
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Court Tennis Lighting
Our Tennis Court Lights Fulfil the Requirements
Many of us may be unaware of the number of sets and the configuration of the LED lights. We need to know whether your tennis court is used for amateur or professional matches, whether it is outside or indoors. About 200 to 300 lux of brightness are required for the business space that is accessible to the general public. Since the owners have a special requirement, the brightness requirement will actually be different.
According to the ITF’s recommendations for tennis court lighting, there are three different classifications of illumination. Class I tournaments are the most professional and include international events like the Wimbledon Championships; Class II competitions are mid-level and include local club matches; and Class III competitions are for leisure events. These three classes each have a different level of illumination. For instance, 500 lux for Class I, 300 lux and 200 lux, respectively, for Class III & III.
Purchase Tennis Court Floodlights from Us at the Correct Power
Since it is one of the most usual situations, we will use 200 lux as an example.
Let’s quickly calculate how many lights we’ll need to install to adequately light a 200 m² court: 200 m² * 200 lux = 40,000 lumens. If you choose our LED flood lamps for the tennis courts, the power needed is 40,000 / 140 = 285 watts or roughly 300 watts for each court. And so, as you can see, LED is an energy-efficient option because it uses less electricity when compared to metal halide or halogen lamps. The audience seating space is not taken into consideration; it just takes into account the tennis playing surface. Our engineer will guide you in creating a lighting design with greater precision.
Because we provide floodlights with a range of power, from 100 watts to 19,20 watts, you don’t need to worry about finding LED lights with a certain power because you can always discover the luminaries that are the greatest fit for your sports fields.
|Input Voltage||100-240/277 VAC, 347-480VAC 50 / 60 Hz|
|Surge Protection||10KV (Default) / 20KV (available on request)|
|CCT||3000K, 4000K, 5000K, 5700K|
|CRI||Ra>70 (Default) / Ra>80|
|Operating Temperature||-40°C to + 50°C|
|Beam Angle||TypeII, TypeIII, TypeIV|
|Mounting Option||U-type bracket LED flood light, slip fitter LED area light, Surface mounted LED high/low bay light|
|Certification||CE, CB, ROHS, LM79, LM80, LM82, LM84, TM-21, ISTMT, IEC62471/62788|
|Control||Photosensor, Smart control systems, Motion Sensor|
Our Tennis Court Lighting Has a High Lighting Uniformity
After resolving the power selection, we must concentrate on the uniformity of lighting. It is a number between 0 and 1 that represents the proportion of minimum or average lux to maximum lux in a given area. As the difference between average and maximum lux decreases, we might imagine that uniformity grows with value.
Some owners might insist that tennis court floodlights have great lighting uniformity. This suggestion is acceptable given that the uneven lighting on the field will impair player performance and the viewing experience for spectators. For practically all tennis court types, a uniformity of 0.6 to 0.7 is usually sufficient. Our engineers employ LED lights with different beam angles and projection angles to get the finest results. Hundreds of lower-power LEDs will be required in the professional setting.
High CRI for Top-class Tennis Competitions
CRI is an index that describes how accurately color is perceived when lit. The CRI of the lighting for the tennis court should be at least 80 in order to compete in prestigious events like Wimbledon and the US Open.
We Provide a Broad Spectrum of Color Temperature
The color of the lights is determined by temperature. Most scenarios call for cool white light, which is between 5000 and 6000K. Some tennis clubs may prefer warm white light with a 2800–3500K color temperature. One of the main expenses for maintaining a tennis court is the electric bill. There are 3 energy-saving lighting tips to help you lower the expense.
Solar-powered High Mast Tennis Court Lighting Outdoors
We introduce a new series in 2022 called the hybrid power system. The high mast pole or the lamp body is where the solar-powered panels are fixed. Our use of solar energy is 30% more energy efficient than previous techniques. Utilizing this secure renewable energy will significantly cut down on the price of electricity. The battery can last up to 3.5 hours, depending on how powerful the tennis floodlights are. You can always switch to traditional mode, which doesn’t use solar energy, to provide you with a better user experience and constant light.
The flood lamp’s ability to be waterproof is unaffected by the addition of solar-powered lamps on lamp posts. To increase durability, we choose the best material. You can contact our engineer at the bottom of this page for more information on the precise specifications of solar-powered lighting.
Metal Halide, Halogen, or Mercury Replacement
Tennis facility owners are becoming more and more eager to replace their outdated HID lights because of the immediate energy savings and increased lifespan. In general, the lighting efficiency of current MH, halogen, or other lights can be compared to that of LED. For instance, if the lighting efficacy of two lamps is 130 lm/W and 65 lm/W, respectively, 500W LED lights can replace 1000W metal halide. Please feel free to contact our engineers by filling out our contact form if you would want a more exact and thorough explanation.
High Luminous Efficiency of Our LED Tennis Court Floodlights
How can I tell if my lighting is energy-efficient? In actuality, there is no direct correlation between floodlight wattage and brightness. A light’s brightness can vary depending on its power. The lumen output (brightness) of a 400 watt metal halide lamp, for instance, is 400 x 65 = 26000 lumens due to the bulb’s 65 lm/W lighting efficiency. Our 250 watt LED light, on the other hand, has 150 lm/W, which equals 250 x 150 = 37500 lumens. It has been shown that choosing a luminaire with high efficacy allows us to use less electricity and, thus, produce less light.
We can use high-quality and long-lasting materials to avoid exorbitant maintenance costs. The best lighting for a tennis court and tennis matches should include the following six qualities.
Lighting for Outdoor Tennis Courts that Can Withstand High Temperatures
Tennis courts need outdoor lighting that can withstand extreme temperatures, such as those caused by the blazing sun, so overheating won’t harm the lights. When compared to comparable products on the market, our products’ use of LED flip-chip technology reduces heat generation by 20%. It is highly advised to utilize LED bulbs instead of HID ones because the former convert 95% of their energy into lumen output while the latter convert 40 to 50% of their energy into heat, which exacerbates the overheating problem. An extrinsic solution to the problem of excessive temperature is to use LED lights.
Once properly installed, the floodlights will be vulnerable to any inclement weather, including snow and rain in some regions. It is highly advised that you inform us if the immediate area has any specific problems so that we can provide stronger reinforcement for the lights. In accordance with this problem, we further reinforce the tennis lights by adding a thin polycarbonate cover over the aluminum shell to help increase durability during the manufacturing process. Based on our experience, some of our clients indicate that acid rain issues are present close to the court. Our products generally offer IP66 waterproof.
The Flood Lamps Must Operate in Extremely Cold Conditions
The likelihood is that the lights will run into a snowstorm, especially on outdoor tennis courts. Given their sensitive construction, it is highly doubtful that HID bulbs could operate at such low temperatures. Nevertheless, the low-temperature laboratory test on our LED light is successful. They are operable down to -40°C.
Indoor Tennis Court Lighting Should Have an Effective Heat Dissipation System
The LED chips are damaged by intense and prolonged heat, which lowers their brightness and lifespan. We create a unique and efficient heat dissipation technology that maintains proper heat loss to address this problem. In order to offer a broad surface area for heat dissipation, the heat sink consists of thick metal fins mounted to the back of the lamp.
No Warming Up Time
With the development of technology, LED outdoor floodlighting for tennis courts has grown more widespread. Historically, 1000 to 2000 Watt Metal Halide bulbs required 15 minutes to warm up and required frequent replacement due to their relatively short lifespan. However, since LED tennis court lights don’t require any startup time, they may be turned on and off right away.
Long Service Time of Tennis Floodlights
Why should we pick a flood lamp with a longer lifespan? This is so that it may avoid having to pay exorbitant replacement costs, such as those associated with buying new lights and reinstalling them. If you leave a Nova floodlight and keep working it for 8 hours per day, it will last 80,000 hours or 27 years. The performance of LED light is the best when compared to other traditional lighting fixtures’ service lives (10000 hours for fluorescent, 20000 hours for HPS & LPS, 8000 hours for metal halide, etc.).
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Glare is a term used to describe bright light that causes tennis players or spectators to become uncomfortable or even agitated. People may experience dazzling when looking at LED lights, especially high-power LED lights if the LED chips do not have a particular design. We have a proprietary anti-glare lens design that cuts down the dazzling effect by 40%.
LED Chips Flicker Free
For professional tennis courts that host televised action, this characteristic is crucial. Because the brightness of fluorescent and metal halide lights fluctuates dramatically at low frequencies, they are prone to flickering when viewed via a camera. As a result of the inconsistent brightness, the user experience is significantly impacted.
However, the 6000 Hz slow motion camera is compatible with modern LED lighting, and the fluctuation rate is less than 0.3%. (based on maximum lumen).
Have you ever pondered how to fix lights when they sustain unforeseen damage? We can simply solder in a new unit (or module) to replace the broken one rather than disassembling the lamp entirely.
Keep Spill lights Away from the Tennis court (Especially for Residential Areas)
Tennis courts’ light pollution has an impact on the neighborhood’s daily life, and the bright lights may impair nearby drivers’ vision. The spill light’s brightness should not be greater than 10 to 25 lux, per the international standard. We may effectively block out undesirable light by using a comprehensive lighting design.
One of our clients revealed an amazing scenario in which numerous little birds were nesting on the luminaries due to the warmth of the high school sports field. Although there are no issues with nesting on floodlights, the eggs might not be stable when suspended at such a height and on a slick surface. As a result, we provide the shield to stop them from continuing to use the lights. It is done to protect the birds. We can produce unique components that aid in resolving difficulties within or outside of courts because we have a factory and a professional R&D staff.
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Free Dialux Lighting Design
In addition to purchasing tennis court lights from us, you can also take advantage of our FREE DIALux service. We are aware that each ball field will have a unique lighting requirement, such as the number of poles needed, the height of the poles needed, the brightness required in lux, the need for anti-glare, flicker-free lighting, or any other unique lighting requirements of an outdoor or indoor tennis court. We can meet your needs since we can provide you with free customized LED lighting for a tennis court.
Tennis Field Floodlight Customization
We are the only business that offers free customization. You can choose any wattage between 100 and 1920W, a beam angle between 25, 40, 60, 90, or 120 degrees, a color temperature between 2800 and 7500 Kelvin, and more.
Examining the warranty period is very advised before purchasing any LED lights. For the sports flood lights, we provide a 5years warranty, also a 10years warranty is optional.
Design of Tennis Court Lighting
The lighting requirements for an outdoor and an indoor tennis court are very similar; we must make sure that the lux level (brightness), homogeneity, and the ratio of horizontal to vertical illuminance meet specified standards. Understanding the client’s requirements and the characteristics of the tennis court is necessary before we can begin designing the lighting.
Requirement for Lux (Brightness) Level
For the outdoor tennis court lighting, it is mostly intended for recreational tennis play, while the owner does occasionally host some mid-level contests. Since the owner is unsure of what amount of brightness the tennis court should have, we advise 400 lux, which is the most suitable for athletic clubs. The brightness of the playing surface must be carefully chosen because it will not only upset the players but also drive up installation and electricity costs.
You can save up to 90% on lighting costs by using our 400W LED light in place of 1000W metal halide and 4000W halogen floodlights. If you want to keep the tennis court’s light lux level constant, replacing the lights one at a time is one of the most practical methods.
If the lighting system has inadequate illumination uniformity, bright spots abruptly erupt in the center of the tennis court, as seen by the graph above. It influences a tennis player’s vision and, consequently, their performance. We can choose flood lights with a wide beam angle if we have a limited budget and cannot add more lighting fixtures for some reason. They can deliver more diffused area lighting. If the light pole is too low, it is very helpful. For a free photometric lighting evaluation and design, just get in touch with our engineers!
Tennis Court Lighting Costs and Maintenance
We must also take into account the operating and maintenance costs after purchasing the lights. Typically, we don’t need to replace our LED lights again for more than 24 years because of the 100000-hour lifespan of our tennis court lamps (based on 8 to 9 hours of daily use). In addition, our LED lights are built of sturdy aluminum alloy and polycarbonate that can withstand the hit of a tennis ball that is moving quickly, making it extremely unlikely that the lights will be harmed unless they are purposefully broken.
How much does it cost to maintain the lighting on the tennis courts?
The double tennis court will eventually receive 5000W of LED lighting. The cost of operating the tennis court flood lights, assuming that the owner leaves the lights on for 8 hours per day, is calculated as follows: 5000W x 8 x $0.12 / 1000 = $4.8 daily and $144 monthly. We can save $6.72 per day and $201.6 per month in operating costs if we replace the 12000W metal halide bulbs that are currently in use!
(*Note: We will have different powers in different situations, therefore this is only a fast sample for reference only.)
Price of the Lamp
Tennis court lighting costs vary according to club size, pole height, and lux level. For example, a single tennis court’s lamp price ranges from $1000 to $3500 for leisure usage and from $5000 to $8000 for professional use. Undoubtedly, that is merely a basic estimate. The cost of lighting would be higher if your tennis facility includes tall, high mast poles and is built for international competition.
Nevertheless, we provide high-quality affordable lighting options for tennis courts that are both indoor and outdoor. For further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales representative.
The lighting for the tennis court is crucial. Because of its high brightness, energy efficiency, homogeneity, and longevity, LED is the ideal option. When compared to conventional lighting fixtures, the outdoor sports lighting we produce is 75% to 90% more energy efficient and cost-effective. By enhancing the user experience, we can maximize tennis court usage and revenue from rental costs.