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I’m looking for information on installation of lighting on trap fields. We currently have 10 – 1500 watt quartz lamps that have age issues. The other problem is that the poles are set directly in back of the position three 27 yard line. This configuration leaves the shooter in the shadows from the 22 yard line back. Is there a recommended distance to set the light poles back from the 27 yard line? How about height above grade? How far out should the light reach to illuminate the target? There seems to be no info for illuminating trap fields. I had a lighting rep look at the field but he was unsure what to do. Lighting manufacturers mention that Uni-Directional sports such as trap, where the object is viewed in the air from a fixed position on the ground, need general horizontal illumination at the starting end and vertical illumination at the finishing end but that is it. Have searched the internet but have come up empty. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks....

Stephen Szczechura
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For the shooting position shadows, you can install smaller halogen light fixtures, like you would use to light the side of a building, or porch area.

I have seen clubs with the small square fixtures, maybe 250 or 500 watt for this use.

Some clubs I have shot at have 2 poles per field set back from the corners of the shooting area, back from positions one and five.
 

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AA trap,

Here is the link for the lights we used on our fields.

http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/lighting/products/floodlighting/_182899.resources.html

Our poles were already in place from a different light set up.

16 to 20 feet off the ground and 16 to 20 feet behind the 27 yard line is the best set up to have. This puts light on the 27 yard line plus lights the field as well.

We put 4-1500 W lights on each pole, could have used 5 lights.Our pole was directly behind the # 3 POST.I think this is the best set up to distribute the light evenly across the field.

The brand of light we used is a Lumark sports floodlight.The light is adjustable side to side plus up and down to get the best lighting condition.
The front of the light is 22 inches across the lens.


Hope this helps

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We have six fields with three poles on each with a 4-6-4 fixture set up from Musco. So bright you gotta wear shades.


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Thank you all for your advice.

Could not find lighting layouts if they have them on the Hubble web site. If anyone has the direct link could you provide it please?

Ctraey, how many metal halide lamps do you currently have on each of your two pole configuration?

Whiz, if I read your reply correctly, all that is required to illuminate an entire trap field is 3kw of light, or did I totally misread your reply?

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If you have only one 1500 watt Metal Halide on each pole and one light burns out you will be out of luck unless you have a bucket truck and extra bulbs.
Just a thought.

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Musco!!

Great product. 25 year warranty. Ability to control the lights from home via phone or web site. Balast box mounted on the pole so there is no need to climb pole for troubleshooting and repair. Very energy efficient.
 

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ctreay,

Honestly don't know. What I do know is that the county that runs the range spent about $150,000 to up grade to the newest energy saving Musco units and will recoup the investment in less than 5 years by longer life lamps and lower electric bills. We have the same system that 9point3 described above.


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3KW is sufficient.

We have one on each pole set behind 1 and 5 at about 30 yards. We initially left our quartz lights up there too. However, when we turned on the Hubbells, the next day we took the quarts down. Quartzs were just too dim and yellow.

The Hubbells were used after the manager of one of the local whole electrical warehouses designed our needs. He is a graduate electrical engineer and was dead on with requirements.

We wired them with 220V, and set the angles to about 10 degrees down from the horizontal.

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