APT-Forward: Lights designed for paddle, not parking.
APT-Forward was created to identify and promote the absolute best lighting solution for platform tennis court play. We found the current solutions to be completely unacceptable. It is much more common to find a LED lighting system with excessive brightness, using cheep materials, than one that delivers on the promise of natural light and low energy requirements.
We started APT-Forward with one mission in mind: finding the best. We believe our Premier LEDs do just that. More specifically, they distinguish themselves in the following ways:
Unique Head Design and Customized Dispersion Pattern:
Ever have issues seeing tracking a lob because of the lights? Most LED lighting systems are way too bright.
Our Premier LEDs were designed to manage how the light is delivered onto the court. By optimizing the lights efficiency our system can use fewer lumens (less brightness) while still providing the same degree of light as others.
Low Operating Costs:
All LEDs are not all the same, especially when it comes to their energy requirements. For example, a commonly used “made-in-China shoe box LED requires 320w to deliver the same amount of light as the 160w Premier LEDs. So, while the total light output (called delivered lumens) between these two LEDs systems can be replicated, one will cost you twice as much to run.
Our LEDs are not often the cheapest to purchase, just to operate.
Built to Last:
Our LEDs have a registered L70 Life of +300,000 hours. That means that they should be expected to work for over 34 years should they be left on continuously and never shut off.
An LED’s L70 life is the primary indicator of its build quality. Should you ever find a platform tennis LED that has a L70 rating that even comes close to that of our Premier LEDs, please let us know. We can’t speak for others, but our objective is that you only buy LEDs from us once.
Let us know if you are interested in installing LEDs on your platform tennis court(s) - we would be more than willing to share some of the challenges you will face in getting it right and why we only offer the Premier LEDs. Whether you are just getting started or ready to place an order, feel free to contact us - we are here to help.