Why not install a basketball court in your backyard? The fantastic news is that it is among the simplest backyard courts that can be installed. To avoid interruptions to your game, why not install backyard basketball court lighting so that you can play as and when you feel like!
However, while lighting a backyard basketball court, certain factors need to be borne in mind:
There are specific building codes such as height restrictions, proximity to the boundary, foot candle limitations, etc.. The building code may set a limit on the height of the light pole.
This is when light spills to areas such as your neighbor’s assumptions and causes a disturbance to them. Light spillage can be controlled by limiting the foot candles of your lighting.
This is also an important factor to be considered while the installation of lighting to the court. The various expenses involved are the price of the fixture, installation cost, maintenance expenses, and operating costs. It’s vital to select the lighting from a reliable supplier so that you can reduce your operating and maintenance expenses.
Let me explain how to plan the light :
• Sport lighting criteria are measured in”foot candles” which suggests the lighting per square foot. For this size of the courtroom, the lighting needed is 10-19 foot candles.
• The lighting requirements for an outdoor court are not the same as that of an indoor court.
• The light required is also dependent on the audience watching. Obviously, a backyard court is going to have a limited audience. So you can install a lesser intensity of light.
• The lighting needed by the basketball court also depends upon the size of the courtroom.
• Lighting should also be adequate for the sidelines as well.
After this, we come to the selection of lights.
Alternatives for lighting used for a backyard basketball court:
Luminaires: They are made from cast aluminum and apply the light technology Pulse Start Metal Halide(PSMH) which ensures a long life and low energy consumption.
LED lighting: LED lighting has become more prevalent now. This type of lighting has a high initial cost but proves economical in the long term. This is due to low energy consumption and long life.
With all the advice, what are you waiting for?