LED Sports Light

What is a Sports Light Fixture?

Outdoor sports lighting (also referred to as “spotlights” and “stadium lights”) is a type of site light fixture that is commonly used to illuminate large areas for sporting events or other large outdoor events and activities, such as concerts.  Sports light fixtures are typically mounted on poles 40 to 100 feet tall, with between 1-12 fixtures mounted on each pole.  This type of outdoor lighting is often used by schools, colleges and universities, municipalities, amateur sports clubs, and professional sports franchises.

Most existing sports field lights utilize high intensity discharge (HID) lamps such as metal halide, high pressure sodium, and – if they are very old – mercury vapor lamps. LITELUME specializes in manufacturing LED Sports Lights due to their higher level of efficiency and money saving benefits to boot.

Spotlight vs. Floodlight – What’s the Difference?

Oftentimes, light bulbs and fixtures look the same but when you turn them on, the beam they emit is completely different. This is due to the beam pattern that each bulb/fixture emits. In other words, you’re looking at what is known as the beam angle of the light and how wide it will spread across an area.

This is where the difference between spotlight vs flood light becomes clear. Both types of light fixtures have different beam patterns which, in turn, determines how and where to use each respectively.

In other words: spotlights and floodlights are projecting two types of light patterns, a term which refers to how light is projected. As a rule, the narrower the pattern, the further the distance the light travels.

You can see this in action with vehicle headlights as an example: high beams are a narrow pattern that projects light further, while low beams are a wider spread that doesn’t travel as far.

Floods and spots are more or less on the opposite ends of this spectrum. Floodlights are short, wide patterns, generally used to illuminate a wide area; conversely, a spotlight is designed to travel a longer distance but in a much narrower beam.

For optimal visibility in different situations, many work vehicles incorporate both types of lighting patterns. To determine which combination of lighting patterns is right for your work vehicle, consider how and where lights will be used.

What is a Spotlight?

Starting with the smaller of the two types, the spotlight is used for highlighting small areas in your landscape. These are areas which you want to call attention to for maybe creating an ambience within the room, for task lighting, mood lighting, or simply providing attractive illumination.

Spotlights also work well to eliminate glare since they focus more on specific objects. When placed strategically, they can make a space appear larger and create the illusion of a wider room.

It’s also easy to use bulbs with a spot beam in tracking lights for say, in your kitchen where you want to focus on the sink or the stove. Or, you could do the same in the study, highlighting your desk or other working surfaces.

What is a Floodlight?

As the name suggests, LED flood lights “flood” the area with light. Depending on where you plan on using these and how much area you want to illuminate, you can buy a single flood light or go with a couple more.

For the most part, homes only need a single or maybe two flood lights for either security or aesthetic purposes. Commercial and industrial flood lights, on the other hand, not only provide security but also the assurance that employees can work safely out of daylight hours.

Determining Beam Width

When planning the lighting scheme of your commercial lighting project, knowing the width of a light’s beam in degrees isn’t always helpful. It would be much easier to know the beam width in feet, from a given distance away.

Luckily, LITELUME is here to provide a simple formula that can help you figure this out:

Angle of Beam x 0.018 x Distance from Light Bulb = Beam Width

So, if you have an 80 degree floodlight, and want to know how wide the beam will be from 10 feet away, just do the math:

80 degrees x 0.018 x 10 feet = 14.4 feet wide

If you have a 30 degree spotlight, and want to know how wide the beam will be from 15 feet away, here’s how you calculate it:

30 degrees x 0.018 x 15 feet = 8.1 feet wide


LITELUME offers a wide range of high-powered LED Sport Lights. These fixtures are designed to provide even lighting over your outdoor area or sports court. We have fixtures in an array of wattages, lumen outputs, CRIs, beam angles, and optional accessories. All of our fixtures include 1-10v dimming standard. We know that every sport lighting project is unique; our team is prepared to provide the close attention to detail necessary to get the job done right.

Access Fixtures has experience with lighting tennis courts, basketball courts, bocce courts, pickle ball courts, football fields, soccer fields, volleyball courts, swimming areas and natatoriums, riding arenas, baseball fields, and more!

As one of the best LED Sports Light manufacturers in the United States, LITELUME produces a wide variety of indoor and outdoor light fixtures to accommodate all of your customers’ commercial and residential electrical and lighting project needs. All of our lights come with financing options available. For electricians, contractors and lighting distributors, we provide labor warranties and can help with creating a proposal. Click here for more information about LITELUME.

LITELUME stands behind the quality of its lighting products by offering a 10-year Limited Warranty for all of our light fixtures, mounts, sensors, and more. We also offer a return policy just in case. We provide a number of Financing Options that are also available. Fill out a submit one of our Credit Applications today!

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