Horse Arena Lighting
Horse arenas may be difficult to illuminate effectively due to its complicated design. The last thing you need is bright lights which can help riders and horses perform well during the races. Whether you're building a new facility or upgrading an existing area, this guide will show you some useful tips for selecting and setting up a well-lid lighting system.
A. Features of horse arena lighting
At first, it seemed to have the same concept as a parking lot, but this was actually not true. A horse arena lighting system will basically require a number of different functions to ensure two things-appropriateness and safety. The lighting system should be able to eliminate shadows or glare that are unsafe for riders and horses during the race. This requires the lamp to be installed as high as possible to minimize the line between darkness and brightness. Similarly, it should ensure appropriateness by standing up to the dirt, debris, dust, and water present in the facility.
B. Recommended foot-candles
Although the final decision will depend on the total size, the ideal range of foot candles for recreational outdoor areas should be between 15 and 20. For jumper or hunter training, the recommended level is approximately 40, while the athletics and training dressage steps should be equipped with 50 foot-candles. If you want to illuminate the competitive stage jump area, 70 foot-candles is suitable for use. There is quite limited information concerning the minimum foot-candles for equestrian sports, so it depends on your personal preference.
C. LED lighting fixtures and luminous efficiency
Due to the purpose and size of the horse-riding arenas, the lighting system usually requires a large number of lamps to provide proper illumination, which means that the need for low energy consumption is as important as ever. The best solution to this problem is a powerful and durable LED lighting fixtures. Today, these devices last longer than fluorescent lamps. In addition, they are very durable and have a glass-free design to ensure that they do not break when operating. In the long run, this will save you a lot of time and money for replacing or maintaining.
D. IP rating
Whether your lighting system is installed outdoors or indoors, in an arena or horse, you must select a lamp with the correct IP rating. This refers to the ability to withstand certain environmental factors such as water, dust, moisture, debris, or wind. Models with higher IP grades are usually better and more expensive. Here are three latest versions of the best lighting you should look for:
IP67 means it can be immersed in water and fully sealed.
IP66 means waterproofing against powerful jets.
IP65 means waterproof.