Yes unfortunately, most if not all installs are baseball fields and football fields. It looks like I will most likely have to fabricate custom adjustable mounts to compensate for the variances in the lasers.Daytime as in full direct sunlight?
Very likely not going to happen at eye-safe power levels.
Custom mounts aren't going to change the fact that you'll have a very hard time seeing an eye-safe laser in full direct sunlight from any sort of distance.Yes unfortunately, most if not all installs are baseball fields and football fields. It looks like I will most likely have to fabricate custom adjustable mounts to compensate for the variances in the lasers.
I thought about this but it will take too long to find the correct location. I imagine its like being in pitch black and tasked to find a dime 100 Ft away with a hand held laser.You can do laser alignment of ....whatever by using a low power emitter and a detector at the end of a tube, you place a mirror on plane with the spotlight you want to align to the ground and bound your beam off the mirror adjusting it until the detector shows it's aligned, you don't need to use a high power visible laser.
WHAT???I thought about this but it will take too long to find the correct location. I imagine its like being in pitch black and tasked to find a dime 100 Ft away with a hand held laser.
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Sports fixtures i.e. stadium lights cannot be aimed using there beam pattern onto the field. Everything is calculated for even light distribution, hence the laser. Its not like you can put a bunch of light up and eyeball them and say its good. This is also why you rarely see shadows during sporting events and also fans are not blinded watching the game in the stands.
We are currently using these. I don't want or need to make a custom laser. For purpose of aiming lights the laser is mounted square with the light.
For an example if we mount the laser body to a level and verify that it is level to the horizontal axis. If the laser optic is tilted 3 degrees down due to manufacturing, this will point x (varies w/ distance) degrees lower that it should. Therefore throwing my aim off.
Yes, but I'm trying to get the best performance as we can.
You are correct on the base plate and its alignment to the light and laser. Its addressed on my prior post. I can either find a reliable laser with xy adjustments or fabricate a base with xy adjustments. I was hoping to find a laser with xy hence me joining this forum. I replaced an inept production manager and his bad decisions.WHAT???
Doing basic runout with an X-Y adjustable mount is something you have had to know how to do long before now, if you have been using those cheap aiming lasers you know they have screw adjustments for X and Y
Maybe buy an industrial alignment laser that's already square to it's mounting if you want to save time on set up if that's what you are talking about.
Jet Lasers has these and there more all over the place.
If you align your laser to a mounting plate then you only need to set up your already aligned mount to each fixture and if you need to align your laser to where the spotlight hits the ground then you have to turn it on, if going by your spotlights mounting then simply pre align your laser to a mounting plate. ( JIG )......I don't see what the issue is ?
I just jumped in here but it sounds like you don't know what your doing, this sounds like the laser line on the ball field thread again.
Your lights will need to be tested as someone walks the field with a light meter and the stands, there's going to be after adjustments, you are talking like you need something more than a level bubble and a degree gauge that should be built into the lights, I am doubting what you are saying at this point.
As if the light manufacturers have not thought this out before now, and you have been using a sporting laser.........calling BS on this 1
I can see the spread is set on the ground, not up the pole with a laser.
There's no shadows because they use a lot of lights, a lot of lights like every stadium we have ever seen.
Precise alignment my hairy ass.
Any particular light group is designed to cover a certain area as in square feet and depending on the size of your field you order the light groups needed so you can put up a pole at a per determined height every so many feet apart based on your field area to completely flood the field with light, you don't align each lights fixture in the air you set the spread of the fixtures on the ground, this is why stadiums use so many lights, so there's no shadows and plenty of light.
Look at these big stadium lights, the individual units are fixed as it's set up to flood an area with light, only rough alignment of the weatherproof enclosure holding the array is needed as there will be plenty of them to make it look like daylight on the field.
C and D you guys are too funny, slow days at the circle jerk ?
Its not that simple. I addressed your first comment in prior post. That's like me, a noob, coming here and saying "whats the fuss? Why don't you guys just put a magnifying glass in front of your laser and run a wire to a 12v car battery. If it can start my car it can make the laser run brighter and last three days"You're not going to get any performance because you'll have a very hard time seeing the dot, if you can see it at all. That's my whole point.
How were lights aligned before lasers existed? Surely if you're trying to eliminate shadows you could just have a couple people stand in the field while you align the lights and tell you if they still see any shadows?
Sportlight said:How are current companies aiming? Simple, they do it at night. My installers are asking for better, if they can aim during the day they can be home an extra day rather than wait for the next night and travel the following morning. We work through out the country.
As I stated earlier and RedCowboy said in caps. Know the federal law. Typically lasers over 5mW require one to obtain a variance which is a license to operate such a laser in a commercial enterprise. The appropriate form can be obtained from the CDRH as I recall. If you don't have a license and there is a mishap that opens you up to legal troubles.Its not that simple. I addressed your first comment in prior post. That's like me, a noob, coming here and saying "whats the fuss? Why don't you guys just put a magnifying glass in front of your laser and run a wire to a 12v car battery. If it can start my car it can make the laser run brighter and last three days"