Let’s Talk About Sports Light Poles

Let’s Talk About Sports Light Poles

Need to illuminate a playing field, tennis or basketball courts, an ice rink, or maybe a parking lot for those types of facilities? Sports light poles are the way to go.

Here are some of the basics you’ll need to know about sports light poles.

How tall can you go? We catalog mounting heights from 50 to 90 feet in both anchor-based and embedded sports poles, but have built poles up to 110 feet tall.

We’ll show you how it’s done. We provide detailed installation instructions for 2- to 3-piece and embedded poles.

Styling options: We offer a variety of bracketry for sport poles, including:

• Platform brackets
• Top-mounted brackets
• Side-mounted cross-arm brackets

Know Your Stuff

Before choosing the height of your sports poles, we recommend calculating the Effective Projected Area requirements for the loading on the pole. This is the part of the pole that’s loaded by the wind. You then want to ensure that the selected pole can accommodate the loading — this information is located within the cut-sheet specs for each pole. Click here to learn about the wind’s effect on light poles.

Finishing Touches

All United Lighting Standards’ sports poles feature a galvanized finish. Galvanization is the process of coating steel with a thin layer of zinc. Once hardened, the zinc carbonate is dull gray and protects the pole from corrosion when exposed to the natural elements. Learn more about our finishes here.

Want to see your options? Browse our sports poles. Ready to place your order? Talk with Joe.

About Us

United Lighting Standards has been committed to designing, fabricating, finishing, and packaging high-quality steel and aluminum poles since 1971. We adhere to standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA. All of our products are built using fabricating and welding procedures outlined in the American Welding Society (AWS) manual for steel and aluminum to eliminate welding defects and ensure structural integrity.

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