Basketball Court Lighting

1,214 Published by admin 04 30,2019

Our basketball court lighting is suitable for residential, commercial or professional applications. Suitable for outdoor basketball court, such as backyard, high school, university, park, etc.

Leds are the best alternative to metal halides, halogens, HPS, mercury vapors and fluorescents because they are more energy efficient. In addition, it lasts longer than traditional lighting solutions. Let’s explore how to light up a basketball court and play basketball games with leds at night.

Brightness requirement for Non-televised competitions

Lighting design and standards for residential, leisure, commercial and professional outdoor basketball courts will vary.According to the basketball lighting guide, backyard and recreational activities require about 200 lux. Because a standard basketball court is 4,700 square meters. Feet (437 square feet).We need about 200 lux x 437 = 87,400 lumens.
So how many power do we need to light up the basketball field, the stands and the basket? Since our LED Lighting has 150 lm/w, we need at least 87400/150 = 583 watts of LED. However, this is only an estimate. For enquiries, please contact our lighting designers and engineers by completing our contact form.

Lux Sandard for Televised Broadcasting

Sports lighting companies have undertaken research to determine the best lighting that will allow the sport to maximise the quality of TV coverage.
If your basketball court or stadium is for broadcast games such as NBA and The World Cup, up to 2000 lux illuminations are required.The ratio of the minimum illumination to the maximum illumination in the basketball court shall not exceed 0.5.The color temperature should be between 5500 and 6000K (cold white light) and high CRI90.

Anti-glare lighting for basketball players and audiences

Another important feature of basketball court lighting system is anti-glare. Strong glare can make players feel uncomfortable and dazzled.The problem is particularly acute on indoor basketball courts, where the floor is reflective. Sometimes we need to use indirect lighting, which means pointing the ceiling lights up and illuminating the pitch with reflected light. However, we need extra LED power to compensate for the light absorbed by the high ceiling.

Flickering Free Lighting for Basketball Stadium

Why does flicker occur? To some degree, flicker happens in all light sources with an AC power supply delivered at a frequency of 50 to 60 hertz, meaning the electrical current travels backward and forward 50 to 60 times per second. Flicker happens due to rapid voltage variations, or a “ripple” in a current which then leads to a ripple in light output— a flicker.
The lights having poor quality strobes under the (high-speed) cameras.
Our Sports lighting is compatible with 6000 FPS video shooting – flicker rate is less than 0.3%, which is undetectable by the camera.

Electric Lighting Cost of Televised Basketball Stadium Lights

How much does it cost to run basketball court lighting? For a top TV show, for example, lux requires 2,000 lux, so it requires about 7,000 watts of LED lighting. If a basketball game takes about an hour, since the running cost of electric lighting is 7000W x 0.12/1000 = $0.84 per hour. It costs $6.72 a day and $200 a month to run eight hours. If you use halogen bulbs, the cost of electricity will be more than 10 times higher, because halogen lamps are 10 times more energy efficient than leds.


We offer a wide range of Sports Lighting from 100w-5000w, and light replacements for stadiums, arenas and fields. LED lightings have become the new standard for outdoor and indoor sport courts. If you have any Stadium Light Project, welcome to contact us for more products details by [email protected]

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