Sunday, March 27, 2011

Changing a light bulb...200 feet above home plate

Our minor league ballpark has major league light poles. The DBAP's substantial roof was a challenge for the lighting engineers. The solution was to go up, up, up...well above the roof to illuminate the field with no shadows.

At a couple hundred feet, those light poles sway gently in the Bull City breeze - whole lotta shakin' goin' on - and each year the lighting fixtures have to be re-aimed and bulbs replaced. That takes a crane and a very brave maintenance guy!

A light bulb as big as your head!
Thanks to Greg Dumais for the photos.