How To Design Pickleball Court Lighting?

- Jul 11, 2018-

How To Design Pickleball Court Lighting?

Introduction of Pickleball court is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children's backyard pastime but has become one of America's most popular growing sports among all ages.

Pickleball is a popular racket sport in the US. To play this sport at night, we need pickleball court lighting. LED is a good choice to replace metal halide, halogen, HPS, LPS floodlights for indoor or outdoor ground because it is more long-lasting and energy efficient. LED lamps for pickleball club field is also very versatile because they are compatible with direct or indirect lighting.


Interesting fact about pickleball

The dimension and lines inside the pickleball field is the same as badminton court, while the ball size of pickleball and tennis are the same, but the former one is made of plastic. This sport is frequently regarded as the combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, which is invented by Joel Pritchard in 1965.

Advantages of LED lighting for pickleball court

The lighting for the pickleball court is very important as it can optimize the use at night. In fact, the revenue of pickleball club is increased by 40% after opening the court on weekday night. Replacing to LED from metal halide, halogen or other HID reduce the electricity cost by up to 70%. A better lighting enables players to accurately locate the ball, as well as the movement of their components. Having a good high mast or pole lighting can improve the compliance of members.

Out pickleball court lighting system adopts the most-advanced LED lighting chips and power supply, that offers high energy efficiency and stable illumination on the fields. Also, with its anti-glare optics, the sky glow effect and light pollution is minimized. High CRI model can be selected if your sports field are going to hold a world-class tournament requiring TV broadcasting. The flicker-free pickleball ball flood lamps support 5000 to 6000 Hz high-speed photography.

At present, many arenas are still using halogen, which is 10 times energy consuming than LED lighting. Plus, there is a dazzling effect for prolonged and intense halogen lamps. Besides, it is relatively difficult to apply these HID lamps to outdoor court because of their poor water-resistant structure.

Nonetheless, LED solves all of the above issues. The LED light has luminous efficiency of 140 lm/W, anti-glare lens and IP66 water-proof rating. And hence, you can enjoy the energy saving, comfortable and durable lighting solutions for pickleball courts. Both direct and indirect lighting has their advantages. For the direct method, we can use lesser sets of flood lights because the light beam can directly reach the indoor field; for the indirect way, higher lighting uniformity is achieved because the light is firstly project to the ceiling, and then use the reflected beam to light up the court.


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