Access Fixtures was recently contacted by a homeowner in Arizona looking to light his backyard basketball court. The customer has a residential half-court basketball court in the backyard that had previously been unlit. In the summertime, long desert days provided plenty of daylight for his kids to get the most out of the court. However, fall and winter shortened the available daylight, and the customer wanted his kids to be able to play ball at night.
Upgrading to LED Dark Sky Lighting for Half Basketball Court
Access Fixtures has a range of affordable LED sports court lighting packages. LED lighting has become the most efficient and cost-effective option for commercial, public, and residential sports court owners. For this customer, our lighting specialists recommended the 2 x 407w LED basketball court lighting package. This LED half basketball court includes everything you need to light your basketball court with high-output LED lighting. With this package, you will receive poles, LED luminaires, all the necessary mounting hardware, brackets, and slip fitters.
The half-court LED basketball court lighting package includes two 23” LED outdoor flood lights and two poles. Perfect for residential or small public courts, the LED fixtures are rated for 100,000 hours of operating life, virtually eliminating maintenance costs. They are also energy efficient, making the LED half-court basketball lighting package a lucrative choice for any homeowner.
LED sports lighters like the ones in this package are designed to look like traditional HID sports lighters but with LED arrays perform at an efficacy of 140 lumens per watt. These LED sports lighters are rated for 100,000 hours, meaning less maintenance over the life of the luminaire. Call an Access Fixtures lighting specialist today to discuss your basketball court lighting requirements.
With the advent of newer technology, we have introduced newer product lines such as the APTA and APTI fixtures. These are L70 rated at over 200,000 hours and are even more efficient than traditional shoebox-style LED fixtures.
Dark Sky Friendly and Arizona Lighting Codes
Saving energy and maintenance costs was not the customer’s only goal. Arizona is home to the International Dark Sky Alliance in Tucson, an organization whose main goal is to eliminate light pollution from unprotected fixtures that cast unnecessary glow upward into the night sky. In order to meet local regulations, the half court would need dark sky friendly basketball court lighting. The fixture casings of dark sky luminaires are designed to minimize the amount of light that is distributed upward. This design reduces the amount of light that spills into the night sky and interferes with the natural life cycles of nocturnal or migratory animal species. Additionally, it can affect neighbors who don’t want to see glare coming in their windows at night. Glare shields and specialized fixtures can prevent this from happening.
Speak to an Access Fixtures Lighting Specialist about Choosing the Right Fixture
Are you looking for an affordable LED replacement for your for backyard sports court? Access Fixtures is your factory-direct source for all light fixtures needed to suitably illuminate your arena. If you have a lighting question, we will be glad to help get you answer. We want to make sure you get the exact fixture for your needs, your budget, and your goals. We are passionate about lighting and love what we do. To speak with an Access Fixtures lighting specialist, call (800) 468-9925.