California Tennis Club

California Tennis Club, Tennis LED Lighting Project

This SES Lighting review comes from a tennis club LED lighting example near San Francisco, California.

CALIFORNIA TENNIS CLUB, San Francisco, CA – Tim Odenweller, General Manager

“I highly recommend SES Lighting and Nelson Scott.  Nelson became a partner and a friend during our 18 month quest to find appropriate LED lighting for our tennis courts in the conversion from HID/metal halides.  I first met Nelson Scott at the CMAA World Conference in 2015 at a time when LED court lighting was still in its infancy. I was immediately impressed with SES Lighting’s knowledge and his down to earth approach in communicating – no hard sell!  As a former club manager, Nelson better understood the needs of my club and my members than other lighting reps I had met. Over a year long period Nelson visited my club multiple times, traveling from Denver to San Francisco, on his own dime and patiently continued to research new lighting as it came on the market.  I presented Nelson and SES Lighting with a challenge.  We have a 3 pole layout on either side and between each court, except there are no poles at the ends between two of our courts.  He continued to send me foot candle lighting projections from various manufacturers until we had found a unique LED lighting solution for my club. In November of 2016, SES Lighting agreed and worked with us to install 2 test courts and negotiated an agreement with the manufacturer to return the lights after a 30 day trial period.  Had we not liked the, the only cost to the club would been my team’s time in installing the lights, a minimal restocking fee – and SES Lighting would have walked away with nothing.  Nelson showed professionalism, confidence and resolve that he have found the right solution.  The lighting results exceeded our expectations and we went on in the following months to install lighting on the remaining 5 courts.  SES Lighting worked with our facilities manager throughout the installation and diligently provided us with detailed light readings and follow-up.  Our court lighting is outstanding, with all courts exceeding initial projections. My members are thrilled!  Nelson is man of integrity and quite simply a great guy.  It has been a pleasure working with Nelson and SES Lighting and I look forward to working with him on more lighting projects in the Clubhouse!”


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