Lighting Question: I have a basketball half court on my tennis court. Can I turn on only some of the lights to play basketball?
A typical tennis court lighting package for recreational or club level has three to four pairs of poles. Because you can only run a certain amount of amps on a circuit, the poles frequently get divided up on separate circuits. Circuits can be divided in one of two ways: 1) poles on one side of the court, or 2) pairs on opposite sites.
If there are six poles on the tennis court, the poles can be wired on three different circuits in pairs. This would be the ideal method to illuminate the basketball court. Instead of turning on all three circuits, you can turn on the pair of poles that are near the basketball hoop. This enables you to have enough light for basketball play without wasting energy.
The poles at the end of the tennis court are on their own circuit, and because of this, the others don’t need to be turned on to play basketball.
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