Inexpensive outdoor court lighting

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  1. Ironwood

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    Does anyone have an inexpensive preferably portable lighting solution for a private court? I'm not looking for pole mounted lighting with footcandle ratings that would rival lighting found at most professional clubs....I'm looking for a very cheap solution to enabling play further into evening hours even if it's not perfect. And don't suggest pulling cars up with headlights on....we've actually tried it from one end and it doesn't work.
     
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  2. gavna

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    If you come up with a viable solution love to hear about it!!! Have looked for years at "cheap" solutions to lighting home courts...... Just never found one. Lights are just brutally expensive........
     
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  3. SFrazeur

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    Inexpensive is a relative term considering lighting would cost, probably, at lest $10,000 for a proper lit court. You could try to look into Compact Light Towers. I often see these used during highway construction at night.

    -SF
     
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  4. Ironwood

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    Meant to add that there is 200 amp power outlet at the court.
     
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  5. OHBH

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    Fluorescent paint on the lines net strap and ball. Players must also wear glow in the dark T shirts. Propane lanterns might work as well but not nearly as cool.
     
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  6. El Diablo

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    "can you turn the Buick a little to the left? The lights are only hitting half the court"
     
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  7. Slitch

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    What's your budget?
     
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  8. GarE

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    Outdoor lighting

    Was just curious if you'd ever found a lighting solution? I had a post today asking the same thing.
     
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  9. leroy_sunset

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    Buy 8 of these, mount 2 on a pole at each corner of the court with an extension cord to power the lights: http://goo.gl/lwem5r

    You could build a simple base for the poles and use a 12' 4x4 at $20 each, or use taller flagpoles like these: http://goo.gl/Bgg0Ey. You also might be able to use pipe of some kind.

    I bet you could do the lights for $450 with everything if you went the 20' flagpole route. $300 with 12' 4x4 setup.
     
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  10. Crisp

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    Seems like a workable idea. And simply add more lights/poles if the light is not enough.
     
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  11. kingswild

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    painters lamps from home depot...just get a surge protector and start with 3 or 4...that should do it.
     
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  12. leroy_sunset

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    It would be 600 watts per pole. That seems like plenty.
     
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