KOTA 185w LED Sports Light 120-277v: 95 CRI Option, 100,000-Hour Life



KOTA 185w LED Sports Lights are high-efficiency and low-maintenance with a weatherproof IP65 rating. Their long life and unprecedented dependability makes them perfect for sports courts, fields, arenas, and other outside areas that require specific lighting levels. Mounting options, custom CRIs, Kelvin temperatures, and a range of optics are available. Click here to see the entire family.


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Weight 9.1 lbs
Dimensions 10.43 × 10.55 × 10.55 in
Color Temperature Filter

3000, 4000, 5000


Area Lights, Flood Lights, LED Landscape Lighting, Sports Luminaires

Available Finishes



Typically ships in 6-8 weeks.


Electronic (50/60 Hz.)

Color Rendering Index (CRI)


Color Temperature (K)

3000K, 4000K, 5000K

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Light Source Included

LED Array Included

Light Source

White Light Spectrum


RoHS Compliant, ETL Listed, UL Listed

Light Source Lumens



Direct pole top mount, Standard Adjustable Bracket Mount

Product Family


Product Group

Flood Lights, LED

Rated Life


Total Light Source Watts




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Voltage Filter

120, 208, 240, 277


5-Year Warranty

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Product Description

KOTA 185w LED Sports Lights 120-277v are incredibly powerful fixtures, delivering up to 20,324 lumens. They feature patented, passive-cooling technology for unprecedented dependability for 100,000 hours—over 10 years! These KOTA 185w outdoor sports lights come with easy mounting options and pre-wired cords that eliminate the need to open the fixture for installation. These low-maintenance, high-efficiency, weatherproof sports lights are dream fixtures for electricians and maintenance staff alike. Read more below.


KOTA LED Sports Light Heat Dissipation

Precise thermal management of the KOTA 185w LED Sports Lights results in remarkable dependability.

KOTA Patented LED Performance

All LED chips are made up of layers: The top layer is the chip itself, then an electrode, an insulating layer, a contact, and a metal core or substrate layer. Although LEDs are cool to touch, the layers generate and trap considerable internal heat due to inherent inefficiency. Heat impedes performance and shortens a fixtures’ lifespan. Other sports lighters address thermal management by installing fans to move the air within the fixture. Over time, however, fixtures with fans can become less effective at cooling, more expensive to operate, and furthermore, the fans themselves become a point of failure.

KOTA LED Sports Lights from Access Fixtures solve heat issues with a unique DBR flip chip design. This design incorporates a channel through the layers that dissipates heat before it harms the LED. As a result, every fixture in the KOTA line delivers a tremendous amount of light (up to 20,324 lumens for this model) and a rated life of 100,000 hours.

Click here to see the full line of outdoor and indoor KOTA LED DBR flip chip luminaires.


KOTA LED Sports Light Heat Sink

KOTA heat sinks feature 36-90 fins, depending on wattage. Increased surface area increases the fixtures’ cooling ability.

KOTA Patented Passive-Cooling Heat Sinks

In additional to the self-cooling LED chip, the KOTA 185w sports lights use patented heat sinks to control fixture temperature. Passive cooling is continuous even when the luminaire is working at its maximum potential. Learn more about heat-sink technology.

For more information on KOTA sports  light technology and to find the best luminaire for your project, call an Access Fixtures lighting specialist today at 800-468-9925.


KOTA Construction and Housing

KOTA LED exterior sports lights have black electrophoretic deposition (EPD) heat sinks, black powder-coated brackets, tempered-glass lenses, and black anodized and powder-coated reflectors. The environmentally friendly EPD finish is weather resistant to guarantee durability in all conditions, including fire and heat.

A tempered glass lens is sealed against the fixture and is designed with a 95% transparency rate for optimal lumen output.

The fixture’s dimensions are 10.43″ x 10.55″ and it weighs 8.23 pounds. See the image gallery above for diagrams of specific dimensions of fixture components. Each KOTA 185w fixture is securely and individually packaged. Shipping carton is 14″ x 12.6″ x 12.6″ and  weighs 10.35 pounds.

For more information, call an Access Fixtures lighting specialist at 800-468-9925.


Mounting the KOTA 185w LED Sports Lights

The KOTA 185w Outdoor Sports Light comes standard with an adjustable mounting bracket. The heavy-gauge, stamped stainless steel arm measures 10.43 inches and has three holes for attaching to any surface. Use the adjustable arm to aim and lock the KOTA fixture along one axis, pointing light exactly where it is needed.

Choose wall mounting for basketball half-courts, backyard ice skating rinks, shuffleboard, bocce, horseshoe pits, swimming pool decks, back yards, and other small-space sports venues.

Or choose direct pole-top mount. This mounting assembly makes the KOTA 185w compatible with standard 2 3/8″ pole toppers. Pole topper-compatibility lets you opt for two-, three-, or four-light bullhorn bracket to mount multiple fixtures on the same pole. Pickleball court? Tennis court? Hockey rink? Baseball diamond? KOTA fixtures are perfect for these applications.

Access Fixtures has an extensive range of mounting brackets that use this same tenon; call us today to determine the best mount for your project. Our lighting specialists can help you navigate the tricky territory of EPA ratings, wind loads, weight restrictions, and more. Our team can also run a photometric report for your sports layout so you can see exactly the kind of light and its distribution you’ll get from your KOTA fixtures.


Voltage Compatibility

KOTA 185w Outdoor Sports Lights will automatically detect any voltage between 120v and 277v. High-voltage wiring is also an option; phone or email an Access Fixtures lighting specialist at customerservice@accessfixtures.com for pricing, availability, and more.


Ratings and Listings of the KOTA 185w LED Sports Lights

  • Virtually maintenance-free and L70 rated for 100,000 hours. Longer life equals less downtime and more consistent performance. If you’re an electrician, this means you won’t have to return to a job with lifts or ladders to replace dead lamps or components. Save time for bigger projects, save money on lamps, and save yourself the hassle of repairs.
  • Ingress protection rating is outstanding at IP65. The IP65 rating certifies the fixture is unaffected by dust, weather or water sprayed directly at it from any direction.
  • KOTA’s lens assembly contains a domed glass lens with a high transparency rate for minimal obstruction of the lumen output. Its sealing gasket achieves the protection rating of IP65/66 to protect against different environmental conditions.
  • RoHS compliant
  • ETL listed
  • Rated to operate at temperatures of -40°F to 158°F.

KOTA 185w Outdoor Sports Lights: Options

KOTA fixtures operate at various Kelvin temperatures and a range of CRIs.

The KOTA 185w LED Sports Light  makes it easy for you to achieve the exact light you or your customer desire. KOTA LEDs can operate at a range of Kelvin temperatures. Choose from standard CRIs or specify a custom CRI. Pick 35°, 60°, 90°, or 120° (standard) optics.

The KOTA 1200w LED Flood Lights can easily be fitted with a dimmable drivers. Use the drop-down menu to select  the dimming option for your KOTA to be compatible with standard 0-10v dimming switches.


Warranty Information: KOTA 185w LED Sports Lights

KOTA 185w Outdoor Sports Lights come with 5-year warranties.


Ready to Order KOTA 185w LED Sports Lights? Call Us!

To discuss details and custom options for your application, speak with an Access Fixtures lighting specialist today at 800-468-9925.