Night Hoops Light
O'Donoghue, Mark J., Muftu, Sinan, Levendis, Yiannis
The goal of the Night Hoops lighting project is to allow basketball games to continue after the sun goes down. This project provides a lighting apparatus that can be placed on any existing basketball backboard and hoop. The apparatus adequately illuminates the hoop, backboard and an area of approximately one square meter under the hoop. These critical areas determine a shot of the person while playing basketball. The decision process used by hand to eye coordination to make a shot requires the hoop, backboard and area underneath to be illuminated by the lighting apparatus. The effects of shadows on the hoop and backboard must be considered in the design of the lighting apparatus and therefore eliminated.
basketball hoop lighting, lighting apparatus
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Bukhash, Anas; Dietz, Paul; Edison, Ross; and Khalil, Mohamad, "Basketball Backboard and Hoop Lighting Apparatus" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 11. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10011304
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