Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Lighting

The most commonly asked questions we receive about sports lighting design, installation and operation can be found below! If you don’t see your questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any additional questions you have.

Rules and Guidelines Questions

What are ``standard`` light levels for each type of sporting venue?

The Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) issues standards for recommended light levels for all types of fields.  The light levels and pole mounting heights vary depending on many variables, which include the number of spectators, pole locations, size of field, and video streaming desires.

Are there other regulations or environmental lighting requirements?

Many cities, towns and municipalities have specific spill and glare control requirements for new lighting.  Techline Sports Lighting works directly with you to insure that all regulations and local requirements are met.

What about neighborhood fields that might be affected by spill light or glare?

Techline Sports Lighting offers a variety of products and methods to control this unwanted light.  We have a solution for light polution!

Are we allowed to use poles that have been donated?

The TSL system is a complete engineered system, including electrical, structural and foundation requirements.  Poles vary greatly and should be specifically designed for our application and installation.  Thorough analysis needs to be performed on any donated poles.  In addition, insurance may not be available for wood poles due to liability.

This seems overwhelming! How can I be sure we meet all the requirements?

Our only business is Sports Lighting.  Techline Sports Lighting’s experienced sales and support team works with you from design to installation and beyond to make certain we meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Pricing Questions

What factors affect the cost of a sports lighting project?

Factors affecting the cost of a project can include competition level (i.e. Little League play vs professional stadium), field dimensions, audience size, soil conditions, project location, spill or glare concerns, pole proximity and wind speed conditions.

Do you have financing options available?

YES.  We offer very competitive financing for both public and private organizations.  In some cases, the energy and maintenance savings can cover the cost of the payment.

What about purchasing cooperatives or state contract purchasing?

Utilizing state contract purchasing offers more than just pricing benefits.  Not only do you guarantee the best pricing, you bypass lengthy bid processes!  Contracts are used by schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Eliminate purchasing stress and let our team handle everything for you!

What factors determine the best lighting solution in regards to retrofitting my EXISTING sports lighting system or installing a NEW system?

The best overall solution for your sports lighting system will be determined by the following factors:

-Existing infrastructure conditions
-Desired light levels
-Site access and construction cost

Your Techline team will discuss the options for your unique project and guide you to the best solution.

Product and Service Questions

How quickly can I receive a quote for my project? What do I need to provide Techline in order to receive a quote.

Typically, you will receive a quote within 24-48 hours once we receive the information regarding your project.  Knowing the name and location of a project is a great start, but the more information we have the better we can estimate the cost of your project and get that quote out to you.

A quote requires knowing the field type, field size, light level requirements, and the type of installation you desire for your unique project.

What installation services does Techline provide? Can we use our local electrician to wire the lights?

You have options! We can supply the pre-wired sports lighting system material only, material plus pole erection including the foundation and complete pole and fixture installation, or total turnkey installation including tall electrical service in addition to the installed sports lighting system.

What is the typical turnaround time for a job that has been purchased?

Depending on your needs and the size of your project, Techline Sports Lighting can deliver and install our complete custom sports lighting system in as little as 3-4 weeks.

The industry standard fixture seems to be round, why are your fixtures rectangular?

Our CLIR fixture is designed to optimize lighting quality on the field while limiting “light trespass” or “spill light” on surrounding properties.  Your choice is CLIR for the most innovative lighting fixture on the market!

What about maintenance? Do you offer a warranty?

Techline Sports Lighting systems are virtually maintenance free.  We offer a standard 10 year warranty, but also offer additional warranties up to 25 years.  Our warranties are the longest in the industry.

Do you offer wireless control options?

YES. You have the option to operate your lighting system from your smart phone, tablet, or computer.

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