Basketball Court Lighting

Since 2009, LightMart’s Sport Light Pole Kits have illuminated outdoor and indoor sports courts across the U.S., including residential courts. We offer the right lighting solutions to satisfy players, spectators, and surrounding communities.

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Turnkey Solutions

The right lighting on your basketball court makes all the difference.

Outdoor Court Lighting

  • Game changer for basketball court lighting
  • Superior levels of illumination and uniformity
  • Industry-leading photometry through molded silicone optical system
  • Impact-resistant
  • Reduce energy consumption by up to 75 percent

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Lighting Solutions at All Levels

The American Basketball Association (ABA) and the American Sports Builders Association recommend specific lighting illumination levels for the three categories of play and a fourth higher level for Tournament venues requiring broadcast-quality television lighting. Minimum court sizes are also specified.

Need Additional Support?

Tools that allow you to create the ideal basketball court design. At LightMart, our Technical Design team is ready to assist you during every stage of your lighting project. Our website will give you access to our extensive IES library and calculators, allowing you to create the perfect solution.

Recreational

Parks

Clubs

Basketball Court Types

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Full Court
  • Half Court
  • Backyard
  • Public Parks
  • Community Clubs
  • Residential

Basketball Court Installations

Installation #2791

Installation #0516

Installation #3971

Professional Project Support

Our staff can guide you through the process of purchasing the right LED fixtures for your location and application.

Complete LED Light Kits

Poles, Fixtures, and Brackets. Get everything you need for your install in one shipment. Our LED Light Kits save time and money.

Save Money, and the Environment

LED lighting fixtures save enormous amounts of energy. You save on energy, and the longer life of LEDs will reduce maintenance costs.

Custom 3D Renderings

Free Photometric Lighting Application

Custom CAD Drawings

QUESTIONS?
Our Lighting Experts are here 24x7 to answer your questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL & OUTDOOR

How much light is needed for a basketball court?
Uniformity of illumination is as important as the amount of light in determining the overall quality of the lighting system. In most cases, the amount of light required for a street court, backyard court, and indoor court will be dictated by the size of the space. As the space increases, more light will be needed. Architects’ construct manuals and outline light levels with descriptions of each category. The lighting designs are in PDF format for easy web viewing, transfer, and printability. In addition, our lighting experts are available to guide you through the selection and design process.

What is the best luminaire correlated color temperature (CCT) for a basketball court?
CCT describes the overall color appearance of the light source in Kelvin degrees. “Cooler’ light sources will have a higher Kelvin temperature, and “warmer” light sources will lower Kelvin temperature. Avoid color temperatures over 5000K, which will have a bluish tint. We recommend 5000K fixtures for larger installations and 4000K for smaller basketball court installations.

How long do LED lights last?
Many LEDs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. Used 12 hours a day, a 50,000-hour LED will last more than 11 years.

What is the best fixture size, and what optic is best for a basketball court?
LightMart’s PK series has fixtures ranging from 80 – 300 watts and can accommodate up to 4 fixtures per pole. These options give your basketball court architect a wide range of choices to produce the perfect lighting solution for the space(s). Call today; one of our lighting experts will guide you through selecting light fixtures and poles to light your project. 

Is there anything I need in addition to the light fixtures?
Well-designed and implemented controls will save energy and prolong the life of the lighting system. A control system is an effective way to engage the lights only when needed and turn the lights off when not in use. A typical control system may use a combination of scheduling, photocells, and motion sensors to ensure the lighting system operates only when needed. 

What maintenance is required on LED luminaires?
In general, our LED lights are maintenance-free. Still, periodic visual inspections are recommended to ensure fixtures are working correctly.

How much energy will I save?
Compared to traditional HID sources, 40-60% in energy savings is typical.

What tools are available to see light coverage before I order to ensure I am getting what I want? 
LightMart’s Lighting Calculator is available online at LightMart.com/lighting-calculator. The calculator will allow you to design a custom solution. Select pole heights, coverage area, and lumen output. Once you are finished, the designs are downloadable in PDF file format for easy web viewing, transfer, and printability.

INDOOR

What is the difference between indoor direct and indoor indirect lighting fixtures?
Direct lighting is directed toward the ground surface; it provides high illuminance levels in the space. Indirect lighting is where the light is directed upwards. It provides high ambient light with reflected light from the walls and ceiling. It is the best choice for optimal illumination and very low glare.

What are my mounting options for indoor luminaires?
Indoor luminaires can be mounted using four corners direct cable suspension or a pendant-attached single hub cable mount.

What other benefits are there to LED Indoor fixtures?
Indoor sports fixtures are impact-resistant and offer instant-ON illumination (no restrike time). They can be frequently switched ON and OFF and are not susceptible to vibration-related failures often witnessed in filament-based lighting fixtures.

Pole(s)

Can you install USB ports and electrical outlets in light poles?
Yes, when ordering your poles, include an extra handhole with your pole options. With this option, you can specify which height and side of the pole the receptacle should be located.

What is the proper pole height for basketball court parking lots?
This will depend on several factors, but generally in the 20’ – 25’ range. Smaller lots can use lower mounting heights. Lighting for multiple lots will require poles in the higher range.

What is the best pole to use for basketball court applications?
Square Straight Steel poles are the most used poles for basketball courts and the most economical. However, LightMart offers round straight and round tapered steel poles and aluminum and fiberglass options for your space(s). For more information on poles, click here 

How much does a basketball court lighting solution cost?
You will want to contact us to receive accurate pricing and prevent buying more than you need to cover your space(s). 

LightMart carries a large selection of LED lighting kits. Everything from a street court, backyard court, and indoor court, we ensure you are in the light. When it comes to basketball court lighting, LightMart's vast selection is the source professionals trust. Turnkey LED light pole kits provide ease of installation and versatility while delivering superior light coverage. Optional Bluetooth access allows for complete control of your lighting installation.

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