Professional and amateur athletes revel in their sport of choice, but safety always comes first through adequate protection and the right equipment to play the game. Many athletes probably never stop to think about the source of artificial lighting as being inherently “safe .”But, lucky for them, there are lighting professionals like you who help facility owners choose the proper lighting for the activity at hand. And, of course, this lighting must be nearly indestructible due to the risk of being hit by a ball or piece of equipment. Similarly, the illumination must offer visual acuity for the players to perform at their peak when split-second strategic decisions are required. This month we offer you a selection of sports luminaires we admire – read on.
What kind of luminaire can sustain an impact from a basketball and survive without a scratch? The LUX Dynamics IK10+ can! Rated UL 1598 for Dry, Damp, and Wet Locations, 3G Vibration Rated, and ARRA/BAA Compliant (Made in America), this rough and tough fixture offers a lumen output of 10,500 up to 204,000 (approx.) And because it's LED, minimal maintenance allows the game to play on! Perfect for gymnasiums, arenas/field houses, natatoriums, and hangars, you will never have to worry about this luminaire.
Spartan Sports Lighting
The Spartan Sports Lighting Integral Driver Assembly can benefit large or small sports field applications. It delivers a turnkey solution with only four components needed for installation. The integrally-mounted driver box saves time and money on the job site, making the Spartan Integral Assembly perfect for any new construction or retrofit project.
To provide a uniform aesthetic and a phenomenal quality of light for both recreation and competitive aquatic facilities, choose Lumenpulse Lumenbeam luminaires. The Lumenbeam looks good and answers the call for lower overall maintenance as they are built to withstand the rigors of wet areas and provide lumen maintenance of 120,000 hours (L70 at 77°F). The fixtures look good and provide the light needed to create a safe and exciting space.
Acuity Brand’s Lithonia Lighting
The XIB High Bay offers versatility for challenging sports applications such as ice rinks and natatoriums. The luminaire provides visual comfort in conditions that require athletic prowess. At the same time, facility owners can be confident that the sealed LED will stand the test of time with its durability and power while maintaining an aesthetic appeal. Finally, it's DLC Premium listed with configurations up to 170 LPW and IP65 Rated to protect electrical components and LEDs.