September 2021: Lighting the Locals – Feather Sound Country Club

 

Southeast Lighting & Design worked with a nearby country club to bring members top-ranked lighting.

Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Florida, has been a premier tennis and golf destination for Pinellas County residents for almost 50 years. Located just down US 19 from Feather Sound in St. Petersburg, Southeast Lighting & Design is a premier LED lighting provider.

The two organizations made natural partners when the renowned club decided to update its tennis court lighting several months ago.

“They went to several LED companies for bids, but we were the most competitive,” Graham Brown said. “We also offered the best photometric lighting design for their criteria.”

Southeast Lighting & Design has become an expert in tennis court lighting, a critical area for any country club. For Feather Sound, Southeast Lighting & Design provided a flawless photometric design for nine tennis courts and eventually replaced the club’s 54 legacy 1,000-watt metal halide fixtures with 54 LED area lights at only 360 watts apiece. Welch Tennis, a court builder with which Southeast Lighting & Design has become a consistent partner, redid Feather Sound’s tennis court surfaces after the lighting project was completed.

After the upgrades, Feather Sound expects to see 70% lower power bills and spend considerably less on lighting maintenance, all while having a brighter court at night. Southeast Lighting & Design was able to reuse the club’s existing light poles, saving Feather Sound even more money than expected.

“We worked with their tennis pro to find the exact lighting levels they wanted and were able to achieve a more than 30 footcandle average,” Brown said. “Another advantage to LEDs is that they turn on right when you flip the switch, unlike Feather Sound’s old metal halide fixtures, which took several minutes to warm up to full brightness.”

Southeast Lighting & Design has now completed many major court lighting projects, including for Tampa Palms, a planned community in New Tampa just north of the University of South Florida, the City of Safety Harbor, Live Oaks Reserve in Oviedo, Eastwood Tennis Courts in Orlando, the Village of Woodland Hills in Palm Harbor, Bayport HOA in Hillsborough County, Freedom Park in Kissimmee, and Advenir Magnolia in Orlando.

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