and Fixture Placement Installing the fixtures courtside removes the light source from
the player's normal line of vision. This placement provides excellent illumination
both on the court and on the tennis ball.
of Light The proper amount of light is important in the design of tennis
court lighting and is typically dependent of what level of play is being
performed. Courtsider Sports Lighting has identified three levels of play
and accordingly, three appropriate light levels. Each system uses the proper
number of fixtures and pole locations to reach these levels.
Fixture The Courtsider XL's Forward Throw Reflector and concealed light
source provide a sharp cutoff which successfully prevents unwanted glare.
Its Metal Halide lamp source promotes efficiency and longer life. This
successful combination eliminates costly maintenance work and keeps the
court in a playable nighttime condition.
of Light Uniform light distribution is crucial when addressing the ratio
of the maximum level on the court to the minimum level. Courtsider Sports
Lighting recommends that this maximum to minimum comparison be under a
2:1 ratio. By conforming to this criteria, a comfortable lighting system
Mounting Height At a mounting height of 22 feet, the Courtsider XL effectively
distributes the proper amount of light on the court while it eliminates
stray light to surrounding areas. This low mounting height also creates
less of a shadow during daytime play hours.
Footcandle Chart A computerized footcandle chart, illustrating the Courtsider
XL at work in your specific project, is available for the asking. Contact
Courtsider Sports Lighting for more details.
Footcandle levels shown are based on ITL Report