The natural beauty of the outdoors is just one of the many reasons golfers love this sport. But as summer wanes, so do the daylight hours.
That shouldn’t be a reason to put the clubs in storage, however. You can still harvest the power of the sun to light up your course at night using portable lighting and solar towers — and reap additional benefits as you do. Here are four ways solar portable lights can give your golf course a competitive edge, all year round.
- Extended Playing Hours
For golfers who like to schedule their tee times before or after a full day of work, course lighting can encourage them to play a full 18 holes at their leisure. Golfers who get a late start in the afternoon or find themselves strapped for time as the sunlight fades can also finish their games safely. You’ll easily increase business by extending your operating hours just a few hands of the clock in either direction. Plus, you’ll reduce congestion on the fairway, improving the experience for everyone.
- Better Groundskeeping
Solar light towers, like the kind used to provide temporary construction lighting on nighttime road work projects, can give your maintenance crew better visibility in the essential pre-dawn hours before players arrive. Portable lighting in particular will allow you to move the lights to any area in need.
- Energy Efficiency
Using solar energy to light up the green is a natural choice. Potential energy harvested from the sun is the most abundant resource in the world. With around 173,000 terawatts striking the Earth at any given moment, there’s enough energy in the sun’s rays to power the world’s energy needs 10,000 times over. Best of all, it doesn’t cost a thing, once you have your own panels and energy source in place. Pairing solar energy with LED bulbs to light up a course can also reduce energy use by up to 80% compared with conventional incandescent bulbs.
In total, portable solar lighting can increase energy efficiency by six or seven times.
- Easy Maintenance
A quality lighting system with LED bulbs can last 25,000 hours or more — the equivalent of three years if left running 24 hours a day and seven days a week. All told, that’s 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. And you can rest assured that the power of the sun will be around for a long time to come.
Lighting up the greens can give your golf course a competitive advantage while making the space more enjoyable for golfers, crews, and owners alike. When you’re looking for a natural lighting solution to match your course, go for solar.