Light Up a Volleyball Court

Volleyball court lighting, stadium lighting height

   Volleyball court lighting, using 361 steel one-time forming and rolling, through the internal and external hot-dip galvanized anti-rust surface spray outdoor fluorocarbon paint. The lamp pole has a service life of 10-15 years. The lamp is a die-cast aluminum lamp with good heat dissipation and strong reflection. 

    The cage (base frame) can be matched according to the height of the pole, 7.5 meters, and 9.0 meters, Razorlux metal halide lamp or Sodium lamp light source, good light color, long life, lightweight, large illumination area, good lighting effect, concentrated light source, uniform illumination, small glare, power ranging from 250W-400W-1000W, according to the needs of practical places.

The light pole is mainly used in basketball courts, football fields, badminton courts, tennis courts, and air volleyball courts.

Design Considerations of volleyball court lighting

1.The 4-court layout was something of a challenge for our design team.  Because of safety concerns, it offered us absolutely no room to install interior light poles.  We , therefore,efore have to mount all volleyball court light fixtures on perimeter poles. 

2.While this would cause the interior court boundaries to experience slightly lower levels the than rest of court surface, the foot candles levels would still meet acceptable safety minimums.

3.The main challenge in this project was creating a volleyball court lighting system capable of generating varying levels of foot candles.

In recreational games, where only family members and friends of players are in the stands, only 30-40 foot candles of light are required. However, it was not this simple.

Even though this was not a stadium-sized facility, it was nevertheless a very popular location for a number of local tournament games—some of which were televised on local sports channels. As a general rule, non-televised volleyball tournaments require between 50-100 foot candles of light on the court, depending on the number of spectators. 

Our Photometric Design Software Proved Invaluable in creating this multi-functional lighting system.

Our basic approach to lighting this volleyball court was to install sports lighting fixtures on three independent switches. Each switch would control a different group of lights that would generate the necessary footcandle levels for recreational, tournament, and televised tournament volleyball. In order to be able to produce increasingly higher levels of light without simultaneously producing hazardous glare, we had to render three dimensional models of the facility and systematically analyze the luminance from every possible angle.

This allowed us to determine the optical requirements and wattages for each fixture installed. It also allowed us to determine the exact lighting angles that would be necessary to create an evenly-lit court without throwing light back into the stadium and into the eyes of spectators.

We were even able to factor in the location of cameras for televised matches and make fine-tuned adjustments to both direction and optical requirements to ensure that the excess spill light would not reach the cameras.

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