Dusk has always served as the final buzzer of driveway basketball, the last chance to launch a jumper from beyond the geraniums before darkness covers you tighter than Gary Payton. Playing after dark used to mean turning on all the porch lights, or taking the car out of the garage and running down the battery. No longer. For everyone who yearns to crash the boards after twilight comes Satellight, a lighted backboard and rim.
Made by Huffy Sports of Sussex, Wis., Satellight's LED lighting system requires no wiring and operates with the push of a button. According to Huffy, the backboard and rim can withstand extreme temperatures and weather, as well as vibrations. The company says the system will operate for up to 50 hours on two D cell batteries. Two models are available: Satellight, featuring the NBA logo, and Midnight Madness, which is licensed by the NCAA. Each system retails for $249. For more information visit Huffy on the Web at www.huffysports.com/news/satellight.html, or call 800-558-5234.