Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Our courts have metal halide lights. How often do we need to replace the light bulbs?
Metal halide bulbs lose 50% of their luminosity over a three-year period. Therefore, you should replace these bulbs every 2-3 years.
We are considering changing the light fixtures on our courts from metal halide to LED. What are the benefits?
The benefits of the LED fixtures that our company installs over metal halide fixtures are significant. They include:
These fixtures have been custom designed for platform tennis courts. The light is very uniform across the entire surface so that the corners are just as bright as center court. The fixtures are also designed so that the glare is minimized when you look up.
The annual energy cost is less than 50% of the standard 1000-watt metal halide fixtures while giving you a whiter light.
The LED fixtures come with a 5-year parts warranty. Once they are installed, there are no maintenance requirements. No bulbs, ballasts or other parts to replace for 10 years. If something does go wrong, the replacement parts are covered. Also, the fixtures are rated for 100,000 hours. This is pretty much forever for a platform tennis court.
The design of the fixture allows the light to be limited to the court itself with virtually NO light pollution off of the court. Also, there is no glare when the fixtures are viewed from 30 feet or more away from the court.
"Instant on, instant of". No waiting for the bulbs to warm up or cool down.
Our LED fixtures have a color temperature that is very close to actual sunlight. The yellow ball and purple/green court are much brighter under these lights.
Keep in mind, not all LED fixtures are the same. If you want ones that are specifically designed for platform tennis courts, give us a call!
There seems to be a wide selection and wide price range for LED fixtures. What are the basic differences and which ones are the best?
There is indeed a significant difference in price for various LED fixtures! The important thing to remember is you will definitely get what you pay for.
When evaluating the quality of the fixture, the key things to consider are:
Were these fixtures specifically designed for platform tennis courts? We have spent a considerable amount of time and resources developing an LED lighting system that addresses the specific requirement for a platform tennis court. They include:
· Even lighting across the court. The corners are as bright as center court.
· Minimal glare when looking up.
· Minimal light pollution off the court.
· Minimal maintenance. Our 5-year parts warranty is the best in the industry.
· The proper color temperature so that the ball is extremely easy to see.
· Instant on, instant off. No waiting for the bulbs to warm up or cool down.
Is the company recommending and installing the fixtures experienced with the sport of platform tennis? We introduced LED fixtures to the sport of platform tennis in 2014 and have installed them on more platform tennis courts than any other company in the world.
What is the color temperature of the light and wattage of the fixture? Any color temperature less than 5000K and any fixture less than 300-watts will give you an inferior light compared to our fixtures.
What is the warranty on the fixture? Our 5-year parts warranty is the best in the industry.