Tennis Court Lighting
How much do your tennis lights cost?
There are many variables that dictate the cost of our tennis court lighting solutions. These can include: the number of courts, the standard of play, new or existing poles required and more.
We also offer a range of tennis court lighting options from economical to specification-grade.
How much light do I need to provide?
The quantity of light is expressed as an average lux level and is usually determined by the level of tennis to be played. General guidelines recommend lower levels for social play, medium levels for club standard and high levels for international professional grade.
Australian and New Zealand Standards recommend the following average maintained lux levels for each level of play:
- Social Play – 250 lux
- Club & Competition Play – 350 lux
- International – 1000 lux
See our Tennis Court lighting guide for more information.
How many lights and poles do I need?
There are a few variables that can dictate how many lights and poles are required. Mainly, the number of courts and the standard of play required.
As a starting point, to achieve the lux levels recommended by the Australian Standard for social play (250 lux) on a single court, we would recommend 4 x 6m poles installed in a side-lighting configuration.
Do I need to contact the council?
Many local councils have stringent requirements to reduce obtrusive and unwanted light pollution from sports lighting. You may also need permission to erect light poles on your property. A phone call to the council before you start may save you from a lot of headaches!
How tall will the poles be?
We offer a range of quality light poles in varying heights, shapes and colour finishes, ideal for residential and club tennis lighting respectively. We also have a wide selection of adaptors and arms to suit your needs.
We recommend poles from 6m to 12m in height for most tennis court applications, depending on the number of courts and the light levels required.
We can also supply poles up to 15m in height, and other high-mast poles for large area lighting applications. Contact us for more information.
Can you supply and install the lights and poles?
We can happily supply lights and poles, however the installation will need to be completed by a licenced electrical contractor of your choosing.
Contact us for more information.
I have concerns about spill light escaping my property – can you provide a lighting design?
Yes! Our qualified experts can provide a lighting design.
Contact us for more information.
General LED & Technology
What is an LED?
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a basic pn-junction (positive-negative) diode, which emits light when connected to a power source. It generates far less heat than traditional light sources.
Early LEDs were often used as indicator lamps for electronic devices, replacing small incandescent bulbs, however technical advances have meant high-powered LEDs became a viable option for general lighting purposes.
How do LEDs and metal halide lamps produce light?
LEDs and traditional light sources like metal halide lamps generate light in a substantially different way. Metal halide lamps generate light by passing an electric current through a combination of mercury and gas, whereas LEDs are a diode, which emits light when connected to a power source.
What are the benefits of LED compared to metal halide?
When compared with metal halide, an LED luminaire uses significantly less energy to produce an equivalent amount of light. LEDs also require far less maintenance, such as lamp or ballast replacement. Less energy and less maintenance can equal significant cost savings each year.
LEDs also enjoy a longer lifetime, are more robust, generate less heat, offer advanced optical control and can be switched on and off instantly.