FOR THE INSTALLER

Sportsbeams knows that, even though our products are very competitively priced, it won’t make a difference to contractors if our installation isn’t as easy as possible. We are continuously making improvements to our installation process to ensure that contractors can have the most trouble-free installation possible.

INSTALLATION VIDEO


UNBOXING YOUR FIXTURE


ATTACHING THE ETHERNET


AIMING THE FIXTURE


POWER DISTRIBUTION AND CONTROL BOX
POLES
Our customers often rely on us to provide complete turnkey solutions including providing poles and structures. While we can work with any pole or structure manufacturer, we have forged great working relationships with select companies to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied.

We offer three types of pole structures including concrete base, steel base and steel base slip fitter:

CONCRETE BASE

STEEL PIPE WITH BOLTS

STEEL PIPE SLIP FITTER

POLE WEIGHTS, DIMENSIONS AND DRILL SIZES

POWER DISTRIBUTION & CONTROL BOX
We custom build each power distribution and control box according to the requirements for each job. Typically, each pole of fixtures requires one box. The graphic below represents the most common components found in our custom boxes. Click on each section to learn more about individual components.

Connecting Terminal

Master Control Breaker

Main Contactor

Master Cabinet Control Breaker

Surge Protection Device

Connecting Terminal

Individual Fixture Breakers

Cable Restraint

Connecting Block

Digital Relay

DC Power Converter

24V DC Power Supply

Neutral Terminal Block

Ground Terminal Block

DMX to ETHERNET Control Board

Network Switch

Connecting Terminal
Master Control Breaker
Main Contactor
Master Cabinet Control Breaker
Surge Protection Device
Connecting Terminal
Individual Fixture Breakers
Cable Restraint
Cable Restraint
Connecting Block
Digital Relay
DC Power Converter
24V DC Power Supply
Neutral Terminal Block
Ground Terminal Block
DMX to ETHERNET Control Board
Network Switch


(TYPICAL 44H” X 22W” X 10.25D”)

AIMING THE FIXTURES

We will provide a precise aiming guide for each fixture. Once mounted, a fixture can be pre-aimed, on the ground or in the air, in a matter of minutes.

VERTICAL AIMING

Lift the fixture until the vertical dial matches the number on the provided aiming diagram and lock the bolts.

HORIZONTAL AIMING

Twist the fixture until the horizontal dial matches the number on the provided aiming diagram and lock the bolts.

LASER AIMING

The laser aiming tool is provided to assist with precise aiming for a particular spot on the field.

 

 

TYPICAL CONTROL SYSTEM
While we can customize a control system to fit almost any need, our typical control system consists of a wireless system that allows facility managers to control their field(s) through preset scenes. It’s simple, reliable and can scale as needed.
OTHER QUESTIONS ANSWERED

GENERAL

What is your standard amount of time it takes poles and fixtures to arrive on site?
Our standard lead time on poles is 10 weeks. We stock several standard fixtures that can be on site in as little as a week. More specialized fixtures can take 12 to 16 weeks.

What kind of control systems do you offer?
Everything from simple on/off to the most advanced wired or wireless controls.

 

POLES

Do your poles come pre-wired?
No. While we include whips and harnesses with quick connects, the poles are not pre-wired.

Do your poles have a concrete base or a steel base?
We can provide either, depending on our contractor’s or the owner’s requirements. If a concrete base is needed, we we will provide a complete foundation drawing that is stamped by a local PE after receipt of P.O. For steel pole foundations, they will be delivered the same time as the rest of the pole.

Can your bases be shipped first so they arrive sooner?
For concrete base poles, we will provide a PE-stamped base drawing as soon as possible. We will also order anchor bolts, which will typically arrive in 4 weeks. Steel bases must be shipped at the same time as the rest of the pole.

 

LIGHTING FIXTURES

Do your fixtures come pre-aimed?
No, but for each job we send out a simple aiming diagram that gives coordinates for each fixture. Once the fixture is mounted it takes seconds to aim and lock into place.

Can your fixtures mount to existing cross arms or mounts?
Yes, as a company we offer a variety of different ways the fixture can be mounted. Most cases the fixture can mount using existing holes but when it can’t we have an adapter plates that can be used.

 

ELECTRICAL

Do you have a wiring harness?
Each of our fixtures comes with a 100ft whip that can be used to run thru the cross arms and down the pole to the distribution box.

What voltage is needed for your fixtures?
Each of our fixtures use 208V – 277V. We also offer a 347V – 480V solution but special planning needs to be taken into consideration.