What is the best type of Lighting for Tennis Courts?
LED lighting is widely considered to be the best type of illumination for tennis courts due to advancements that have been made with this technology in the last 10 years. LEDs provide bright and uniform lighting, which is essential for players to see the ball and judge its trajectory accurately. LED lighting is also the most energy-efficient lighting on the market and has a long lifespan of 50,000+, which makes it a cost-effective choice in terms of minimal maintenance.
Why LED Lighting is the Best Choice for Tennis Courts.
When using LED lighting for Tennis Courts you can be sure to achieve excellent brightness and uniformity, and more flexibility in terms of design and colour temperature. Currently, with the big range of options for beam widths, it makes it a lot easier to mitigate light spill on neighbouring properties when setting up lighting for tennis courts. Another advantage LED has over HID (High-Intensity Discharge) and MH (metal halide) technology is the light-emitting diodes only shed light in the direction, unlike the other technologies that shed light in every direction and rely on shielding the light source to direct it to the target. This is a waste of energy and can create upward light pollution so it is no longer considered to be a good form of lighting for tennis courts.
Regardless of the luminaire you choose for lighting your tennis court, it is important to ensure that it is properly installed and that lights are positioned to avoid glare and shadows, which can affect players' performance and safety. It is recommended to consult with a lighting professional who can provide a detailed lighting report to determine the optimal lighting design for your specific tennis court/s.
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