Football and other sports

Football

For the illumination of training fields (75 to 120 lux), where with a relatively low number of luminaires a good uniformity of the horizontal illuminance should be reached, mostly 4 to 6 poles with a height of 15m and 6 to 8 luminaires are used.

For the illumination of competition fields (200 lux), where with a relatively low number of luminaires a high illuminance should be reached, mostly 6 to 8 poles with a height of 15 to 18m and 14 to 16 luminaires are used.

In general, when lighting football fields it is important that especially high balls are well lighted, whereas glare for athletes and obtrusive light for neighbours must be prevented.

In choosing LED lighting the amount of operating hours and therefore the underground (natural or artificial grass) plays an important role.

Hockey

For the illumination of competition fields, where with a relatively low number of luminaires a high illuminance should be reached, mostly 8 poles with a height of 16 to 18m and 12 to 16 luminaires are used. With 12 LED luminaires CS860 an average horizontal illuminance of 250 lx is reached.

In general, when lighting hockey fields a very high uniformity of the lighting is important, as well as a good lighting of the penalty circles. Of course glare for athletes and obtrusive light for neighbours must be prevented.
Due to the fact that hockey is exclusively played on artificial turf fields and these fields are therefore being used intensively, hockey fields are especially suitable for the application of LED lighting.

Athletics

For the illumination of track and field accommodations with only 8 poles with a height of 18m and 16 luminaires an average horizontal illuminance of 100 lux is reached, which is according to class III of the European Standard EN 12193 for sports lighting. With 32 luminaires an average horizontal illuminance of 200 lx can be reached, which is according to class II of the European Standard EN 12193.
 
In general, when lighting track and field a good lighting of the middle section is important. Of course glare for athletes and obtrusive light for neighbours must be prevented.

Other sports

We have experience in lighting every kind of sport field, from a go-cart track to a ski slope and from a bowling green to a bmx track. We gladly make a quotation with lighting calculation for your specific situation.
 
Each sport and level of competition demands a specific lighting installation. Aerolux designs and provides for each sport field the best lighting installation for players, neighbours and management!