The best lighting for a baseball field or stadium is not the brightest possible light, but rather the most evenly distributed, glare-free light. Too often, DIY installers overspend when buying baseball field lights, buying both too many fixtures and fixtures at too high a wattage output. This not only results in more exorbitant front-end costs, but it also contributes to higher lighting costs and, in some instances, more glare for smaller baseball diamonds. Professional designers know that installing retail grade baseball lights pre-mounted to poles simply will not put America’s Game in the right kind of light. Advanced foot-candle calculations based upon the size and location of the field must first be done in advanced, then commercial grade fixtures with sophisticated reflectors must be mounted at exactly the right height on poles in order to produce maximum lumens per wattage efficiency. This is critical for mid-air lighting of the ball in play, and something that fixed-mount pole fixtures cannot deliver. Also, preconfigured baseball lights will almost always degrade more rapidly when exposed to extremes in weather, and when they begin to rust, they present an unsightly nuisance that eventually exposes wires to humid air and creates short circuit and possible fire hazard.
While commercial grade baseball lights do represent a price point for the small town, pee wee league, little league, or church camp, they can nonetheless be obtained at competitive prices on the front end and be configured in such a fashion as to create a energy-saving return on investment on the back end. This is why so many small towns, camps, and churches on a budget rely upon RLL Design for baseball lighting fixtures, poles, mounts and accessories. RLL Design experts add years of consultation and lighting expertise to the proposal of the professional looking to generate savings and ROI, and they add consultative value to the knowledge of the do-it-yourselfer at a savings of cost-per-hour labor fees. Many clients are often shocked to see how less can truly be more when it comes to baseball field and stadium lighting. For example, a small little league field seldom needs more than one or two 1000-watt lamps along the baseline, and a single or double 400-watt baseball light over home plate. Knowing the exact wattage to choose and where to install the fixture requires calculation of the size and location of the field and detailed knowledge of light pollution laws in one’s area. Having this knowledge available from your baseball lighting vendor is an added value that saves you time preparing proposals and prevents costly mistakes when you decide to install the purchase and lights yourself.
Savings isn’t limited to the small municipality or organization alone. RLLD baseball lights feature advanced ballast technology that renders superior electron flow, making them ideal for larger baseball stadiums and professional league lighting. RLLD baseball lighting fixtures are designed to resist corrosion in a multitude of climates. Featuring a powder coated die cast housing with formed aluminum lids, they can endure a greater level of stress from wind and rain. Baseball lights further protect lamp life with tempered flat glass insulated with gasket seals and aluminum clamp bands. Adding anodized aluminum reflectors to magnify lumens output and photometrical distribution can further customize each fixture. By working with an RLLD sports lighting specialist, you can choose from types 3, 4, 5, or 6 optics to achieve maximum visibility for safe play.
Superior ballasting technology also extends the lamp life of RLLD baseball lighting fixtures and produces a more reliable, consistent spread of illumination necessary for lighting a larger stadium. For best results, it is best for both contractors and DIY installers to work with a design specialist who will help them purchase poles and fixtures separately, then configure them into a specialty kit or custom lighting design. Each baseball field is different, so a variety of mounting brackets is also required to achieve precise positioning of light fixtures on poles so that directional angle of incidence is optimized and glare is minimized.
For baseball fields that already have light poles in place, you can work with one of our specialists who will fit them with new mounting arms and fixtures. Our baseball sports lighting fixtures can also be mounted on a variety of pole types and wall mounts, making them multi-functional for other sporting events and facility lighting needs. This is an added benefit we offer to contractors competitively bidding jobs for clients who have very limited procurement budgets, and it also serves to help smaller facilities looking to self-install a lighting system that can serve many needs at once.
We also understand that both professional and end-user clients simply do not have the time to do all the research and calculation necessary to effectively develop a baseball or sports arena lighting system. To help serve these organizations and individuals, we staff a team of Experts who will answer any question in our online forum, and we will help any serious inquiries over the phone.
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