Sports Lighting

Sports Floodlighting

Electric Skyline is your all in one place to go for the highest standard in sports lighting for every type of sport. We provide high quality installation, design, materials, testing, surveys, civil works and maintenance. We have a vast amount of successfully completed projects such as Kildare GAA centre of excellence, Leitrim GAA centre of excellence, Castlebar Celtic full sized astro-turf, Carlow Institute of Technology, Ballinasloe GAA facility and Mayfield soccer pitch, to name but a few .To get more detail on completed projects please follow the link. Completed Projects

The most common type of floodlight is the Metal Halide which emits a bright white light, however most commonly used for sporting events are high pressure Sodium floodlights which emit a soft orange light, similar to that of street lights; SON lamps have a very high lumens-to-watt ratio making them a cost effective choice where certain lux levels have to be met.It is a necessity for all sports clubs to have the highest standard of lights installed to ensure teams and individuals can improve at any time of the year or day.

The sheer pace of sports technology deems that what was acceptable only a few years ago is no longer adequate for an industry where sponsorship runs into multi-millions, and where television coverage drives funding. More than ever higher standards are being asked of stadiums’ lighting systems to ensure that both the moving and still cameras can pick up the perfect football image.

The ongoing pursuit of better visibility, particularly when the television cameras arrived, means that in today’s terms more than 1400 lux is the general recommendation for fixed camera positions. And contrary to some beliefs, as broadcast technology improves, the lighting recommendations are slipping upwards rather than downwards as cameras work faster and as a result need more light if a good result is to be guaranteed

Son Lamps For Tennis Courts And Other Uses

A sodium-vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp that uses sodium in an excited state to produce light. There are two varieties of such lamps: low pressure and high pressure. Low-pressure sodium lamps are the most efficient electrical light sources, but their yellow light restricts applications to outdoor lighting such as street lamps. Because sodium –vapor lamps cause less light pollution then mercury vapor lamps cities that have astronomical observatories tend to use them. Another use for SON lamps are for the illumination of tennis courts or astro turf football pitches because of the quality of light required. The SON lamps also fit in with local council stipulations and bylaws which require light pollution to be kept to a minimum. This light is referred to as spill lighting which is light that shines beyond the point it is required which may annoy occupants of adjacent properties.

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