Golf course lighting
Discover how to save money with energy efficient lighting options for your golf course. High Power LED Options to light up fairways and driving ranges. Proper golf course lighting is achieved with LED. Whether it’s for a golf course or driving range lighting. LED offers reduced overhead costs and a better experience for the facilities golfers. Adding high power LED flood lights to driving range extends the operating hours and reduces lighting costs.
Lighting Design of Golf Driving Range
Proper lighting plan is essential to maintain an adequate brightness level and uniformity standard inside the driving range. Let’s explore how to achieve the best lighting for your project.
1.Lux (Brightness) Standard of Golf Course Lighting
proper light level for golf club and driving range lightsHow bright the golf course should be? For the recreational and training driving range, the ground lux level should have 200 to 300 lux. This brightness level allows the golfers and spectators to see the golf trajectory clearly. If the field is professional, says it is designed to host the international tournaments such as US Open, Travelers Championship, and so on, the lighting level will reach up to 800 to 1200 lux!
There are two types of illumination says, horizontal and vertical. Horizontal means the lighting on the ground (the golf lawn), while vertical represents the face and body of golfers. The ratio between horizontal and vertical should be closed to 1. Our lighting designers and engineers are proficient in prepare golf course lighting plan that satisfied both professional and recreational requirement. Please feel free to contact us to get the lighting opinion today.
2.Uniformity Level of Driving Range Lights
High uniformity means the overall brightness level is more or less the same. Poor uniformity will cause eye aching and fatigue because we need adopt the bright and dim lights constantly. It is quantified to a 0 to 1 (max) scale. “1” means the lux level in every spot on the golf court has the same brightness.
For the putting green areas, it is recommended to have at least 0.5 uniformity, which means the minimum to maximum lumens ratio (U1) or minimum to average (U2) is 0.5. For the top-class tournament, sometimes up to 0.7 illuminance uniformity is required.
3.Flicker-free Lighting is Required
The maximum speed of golf ball can reach >200 mph. The motion of golf clubs and balls are captured by high-speed camera. If the lights flicker under the camera, the spectators will miss the exciting moment.
Our flood lighting for golf course is compatible to 5000 to 6000 fps slow motion video. The flickering rate is about 0.3%, which means the fluctuation of the lumen output is 0.3%, which is not observable in both naked eyes and camera.
For the professional tournament, it should have about 5000K white light. On the contrary, if you own a community golf club or recreational driving range, both warm and white lights are applicable. Our lighting system of golf range has a wide range of color temperature from 2800 to 7500K. Contact us to customize your lights.
5.Photometric Analysis of the Floodlights System
DIALux and RELUX are the useful tools to create lighting simulation report. Our engineers will create the scene and then add the lighting fixtures inside the golf course. It involves the selection of power and beam angle of different LED flood lights. We can always come up with the ideal lighting system – reducing the power consumption while achieving the bright and uniform illumination.
6.Lighting for Starting Area & Cart Parking Areas
lighting-for-cart-parking-and-starting-areas-of-golf-courseThe starting area is a place where the golfers can pick up the equipment such as the club and golf cart. Especially for the night practice, the roadway of driving range should have adequate lighting to guide their ways.
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