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Lighting requirements for different sports

Below are listed the required lighting values for the various different sports, the values indicated are the minimum required by the various federations, depending on the agonistic level practiced in sports facilities.
Values shown are for information purposes (revision 2016); for the exact values please refer to the official websites of specific federations.

Values

    International competitive sports
     
    National competitive sports
     
    Amateur level
Titolo Outdoor

Athletics

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%
100 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Soccer

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%
75 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Tennis

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%

Futsal

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
20%
100 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Rugby

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%
75 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Swimming

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Basketball - Volleyball - Handball

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%
100 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Baseball

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
30%

Softball

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Cycling

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%
100 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Golf

100 Lux - Uniformity 0.8
10%
100 Lux - Uniformity 0.8
10%

Field hockey

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
20%
100 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Skating

500 Lux - Uniformità 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformità 0.5
20%
100 Lux - Uniformità 0.5
10%

Horse riding

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
30%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Motorcycling

200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%
80 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Sports on ice

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%
Titolo Outdoor

Athletics

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
30%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Tennis

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
30%

Futsal

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Swimming

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Basketball - Volleyball - Handball

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Badminton - Squash

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%

Baseball

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
30%

Cycling

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Gym

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
30%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%

Field hockey

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%

Skating

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
30%

Boxing

1000 Lux - Uniformity 0.8
100%
1000 Lux - Uniformity 0.8
100%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
50%

Horse riding

500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
20%
100 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Motorcycling

200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%
200 Lux - Uniformity 0.6
20%
80 Lux - Uniformity 0.5
10%

Table tennis

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%

Sports on ice

750 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
75%
500 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
50%
300 Lux - Uniformity 0.7
30%

Lighting required values and tips for soccer stadiums in accordance with UEFA and FIGC regulations

The light temperature should be between 4000K and 6000K.

The lighting system inside the stadium must be installed in a way to minimize the intensity of the players shadows casted on the field, to get the best result it's recommend distributing the origin of the luminous flux uniformly on all the field sides, if such installation isn't possible, the luminous flux will still have to come from at least two directions, considering that the source located behind the cameras should never exceed 60% of the total projected light.

The lights should be placed high enough to prevent horizontal dazzling, the headlights must direct the luminous flux on the playground, to ensure maximum system yield and minimize the light pollution outwards;

It's recommended an illumination system that allows the light intensity control, in order to adapt it to different needs (match, training, post-game cleaning, etc...) and obtain a flexible and suited light, rationalizing the use of energy resulting in a cost-cutting.

In case of power failure it must be provided an emergency lighting system to ensure the television coverage continuity, with 800 lux minimum illumination for fixed cameras and 500 lux for the mobile, and an emergency stands system of at least 25 lux average for the spectators safety.

Minimum illumination values required according to the stadium capacity
UEFA standards

Number of Spectators average lux required average lux for HD filming uniformity
up to 10.000 250 500 0.6
from 10.000 to 20.000 400 800 0.6
over 20.000 800 1200 0.6

 

Minimum illumination values required according to the stadium capacity
FIGC standards

Numbers of Spectators average lux required average lux for HD filming
Uniformity
up to 3.000 100 - 0.6
from 3.000 to 5.000 150 - 0.6
from 5.000 to 10.000 250 500 0.6
 from 10.000 to 20.000 400 800 0.6
over 20.000 800 1200 0.6

 

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