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Lights on Trap fields

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 34model12, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. 34model12

    34model12 Member

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    I'm looking for someone to give me some good info on setting angles and directions for lighting on trap fields. I have no way of knowing if our lights are set right & proper. We have two poles setting on the 40 yrd line outboard of the post #1 & #5. Should the light beams from the right side cross to the left & the left light beams cross to the right?? We'll really appreciate any and all help guys, thanks for all responses. Tom Boyd
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Hubbel has a table on the above site showing the required foot candles at various locations for skeet & trap. Since clay target shooting is an aerial sport much like football or baseball insofar as illumination is concerned What hits the ground is only part of the equation.

    The height of the poles, how much lighting you work with, type of lights, all come into play. Somewhere out there is a club that has spent money on jprofessionally engineering a system, and that info should be available.

    We use metal halide, 5KW in 6 lamps on 2 poles per field. scores improved nicely with this installation.

    HM
     
  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    See link for trap field.

    Below for a skeet field:

    http://www.rangeinfo.org/resource_library/facility_mngmnt/design/tech_drawings/plan8.pdf

    I work for an engineering company, and a few years back, our skeet league guys did all the design work for our club to add lighting to all the trap and skeet fields. We essentially followed the recommendations in the two files I linked.

    We have pretty good lighting now.

    Good luck!
     
  4. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    We use the Musco sports lighting system. 3 poles per field with 10 fixtures per field in a 3-4-3 fixture layout. We have 6 fields like that. At night it's like shooting in the Super Bowl stadium of last night.


    Eric
     
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    Tom contact Larry Gowdy of Gowdy Bros. Electric in Redmond OR, they are the ones that did the lights for the Redmond rod & gun club.
     
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