Because recreational football is often played in the evening, quality lighting is fundamental to a good match. Planning is important to achieve uniformity, minimizing glare and preventing unwanted light spill in neighboring properties. It is of key importance to get a lighting design produced to confirm these factors are addressed and the average lux level is achieved for the specific level of play.
Tennis court lighting has a higher lux level requirement than some other outdoor sports due to the speed of play and size of the ball. Players need to be able to be on the ball at all times without being hindered by glare or shadows. A professional lighting design is highly recommended to address these factors and achieve uniform spread of light across the court.
Multi-Courts lighting needs to be considered with respect to all the activities that are happening within the play space and that the correct illumination level is achieved for each. Lux level requirements are quite similar for some of these sports so this can be achieved quite effectively for all activities.
To meet Australian Standard 2560.2.3 a recommended pole height of 18m with suitably powerful luminaire to achieve uniformity and at the same time prevent glare. There is several pole arrangement options which achieve similar outcomes however it is important to have a formal lighting calculation prepared to ascertain the best option. This is something Vizona can arrange for you.
The long distances in a Golf Course can call for a range of pole heights and lamp types. Specific flood lighting around the tees and markers can provide a higher level of illumination where high-mast poles with spotlights with narrower beam angle are commonly used for spans between markers so the player can follow the full flight of the ball. Every golf course requires individual attention to achieve a perfect lighting plan.
Field Hockey is a fast-moving game with a small ball which requires players to move quickly. Therefore, high level of illumination is important to players making decisions on the fly. Class I lighting category is recommended in most applications which conforms to 350 maintained average lux. 200 lux is considered sufficient for development and community training only.
The lux level requirement for playing and training for Ruby at night varies in Australia however the minimum average target is usually 100 lux. It is better if 200 lux can be achieved as this allows for Semi-professional matches. It is necessary to achieve 500 lux + average to qualify for international competitions.
Due to the broad scope of track activities, bright and uniform lighting is imperative. This is important in terms of both the competitor and spectators. Competitors need very clear visual awareness of the perimeters of their lanes while in the race whereas spectators are often observing from a distance and need to be able to differentiate between contestants. Lighting from a range of angles helps to illuminate shadows.
Lighting Designs and Calculations is a service Vizona offers. It is highly recommended for both new and replacement scenarios as it takes away the guess work and will save you money. You will get an exact outline of the proposed lighting level and uniformity. It will also confirm conformity with lighting standards and is a document that can be submitted to local authorities to support development approvals. Speak to the Vizona Lighting Team today to arrange a lighting design for your project so you have that peace of mind that your lighting job will have a perfect outcome.
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