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Lighting info!!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ruger jockey, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. Ruger jockey

    Ruger jockey TS Member

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    My club (monroeton rod and gun club located in monroeton penna.) has had a trap set up for a number of years and we are considering adding lights.Are there any specs. on then and can anyone out there help us with any other information on this subject. Off the top of our heads we were thinking of 2 30 ft. poles ,one just behind #2 27 yd. pad and the other behind #4 27 yd. pad each with three 400 watt lamps. thanking you in advance David Estelle sr. (Dave)
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    We just updated our lights and I did the research. We put in one wooden utility pole per field behind post three and mounted a crossbar at 25 feet. On that cross bar we mounted 4 1500 watt metal halide lights. Three were spots and one was a flood. Aim them straight out. It lights up the field so that we throw all orange targets all the time, day and night. With all 5 fields lit up it's like a football stadium during a night game. They use less energy than the old lights we took down with were enemic and we had to throw white targets. Poles and installation of them was donated by local utility company. We bought the lights and hired a contractor to install and wire them. We got an NRA grant to cover part of the cost. Toal cost was about $15,000 for 5 fields.
     
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