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Essential Lighting Solutions for a Successful Racing Event

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Proper lighting is important for racing events as racers spend hours on the track and even in the dark while participating in evening races. Racers can easily get hurt in bad lighting or racing at night without the correct lighting to show them the correct path of the track. To ensure that there are no unnecessary injuries on the track and to comply with safety standards, it is important to have the correct lighting type on the racetrack.

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This article breaks down why you need proper lighting, the different types of lighting used on a racetrack and the advantages of switching to LED lighting systems.

Why Do You Need Proper Lighting On a Race Track

The racetrack has curves and bends, with ramps going up and down and some straight lanes in between; it is important that the track's lighting is bright and efficient enough to have drivers see their competition and the track's layout. It is also necessary for the lights to highlight important areas of the track, such as start/finish lines and barriers put in place that outline the track.

To avoid accidents or driving in the opposite direction while racing, the whole track should be sufficiently lit up with bright lighting to ensure the safety of all drivers and spectators.

Different Types of Race Lighting

On a race track, there are two primary types of lighting used. These are the wide beam lighting and the narrow spot beam lighting.

Wide Beam Lighting

These beams will offer lighting over a broader area, illuminating the whole race track. This lighting set will remove any dark areas or shadows on the track, which can be dangerous to the racers.

Narrow Spot Beam Lighting

This lighting type will only focus on a specific area and light up important track parts, such as start/finish lines and turns. This lighting system will help drivers make informed decisions when they are on the track and need to make split-second decisions.

The Best Lighting Solution For a Racing Event

Using floodlights is the most important lighting fixture you can see on a racetrack. These lights are placed on a high pole and shine onto and over the track to ensure visibility of the area. It means that the type of bulbs placed in them should be strong enough to illuminate a wide area without casting any glares or becoming dim.

LED lighting is an ideal type of lighting solution for these racing events. Here are some advantages of using weather-resistant LED lights on race lights.

Energy efficiency: LED lights use less energy than traditional lighting. It is also eco-friendly to help minimise the carbon footprint.

Long Lifespan: Using weather-LED lights has a longer lifespan as they have an average of 50.000 hours, meaning buildings such as racetracks can use them continuously for six years. It will also save money on maintenance as they last longer.

Unparalleled Durability: These LED lights are manufactured to withstand the harshest weather elements, such as heavy rain, snow and strong winds. They are also completely sealed, and the internal components are protected from environmental factors such as wind, dust and moisture.

Versatile Design Options: These LED lights come in different sizes and cater to additional outdoor lighting requirements.

Increased safety: Outdoor safety will be expanded using LED lights as they are bright enough to illuminate areas that can be hazardous to people in the dark, especially driveways and staircases.

Extended outdoor hours: People can spend more time outside after sunset. It means people can host gatherings after a big event.

Cost-effective: These lights reduce electricity bills and do not need maintenance, so no extra costs are involved.

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Tips for Using LED Lights at a Racetrack Event

LED lights on a racetrack mean setting them up at 700 to 1000 lux while keeping the horizontal and vertical brightness level at 2000. The vertical levels refer to the side lighting, and the horizontal level refers to the ground lighting or flat surface. For the best light setting, the ratio should be 1:1.

LED lights are best to illuminate the race track and ensure that you have the correct amount of lighting to focus on the watts. To find this out, you can multiply the required lux by the race track's square meters, which will light up the race track equally.


Finding the proper lighting is essential to illuminate the area and save money on energy since the lights will be on for the event.

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