Baseball lighting application

Lighting a baseball field

Fast movements like baseball or softball require a high level of illumination to be able to follow the ball’s movements and flight. Most fast motions occur in a regular-sized infield, which requires greater illumination and overall uniformity than a larger outer field whose area may vary. Floodlighting must minimize shadows and enable good modeling of players while providing glare control for players, officials and viewers.
Due to the infield layout of the pitcher, the batter and the three floor goalkeepers, the baseball may be unique and have nine fixed lines of sight. If you want to fully control the glare of floodlighting, you should avoid pole position. Rods are not allowed in the 90° area behind the main board to ensure good observation of the outfielder. These pole configuration regulations usually dictate the use of a six- or eight-pole floodlighting system designed to illuminate three different zones (inside/outfield and deep outfields of infield diamonds). If sufficient athlete modeling is to be achieved, at least two-way illumination must be provided in each zone.

Non-televlsed baseball/softball lighting recommendation

EN121193 RequirementsClass IClass IIClass III
InfieldHorizontal illuminance (Lux)750500200
InfieldUniformity (Min/Ave)0.70.70.5
OutfieldHorizontal illuminance (Lux)500300100
OutfieldUniformity (Min/Ave)0.50.50.3
Glare Rating50505055

Recommendations for televised events
Major events

Horizontal illuminanceUniformity Min/AveUniformity Min/MaxVertical IlluminanceUniformity Min/AveUniformity Min/MaxColour RenderingGlare Rating
HDTV1500-30000.80.722000.70.6>90<50
Slow-motion Camera1500-30000.80.618000.70.5>80<50
Fixed Camera1500-30000.80.614000.70.5>80<50
Fixed Camera1500-30000.80.612000.50.3>80<50

Measurements should be taken 1.5 m above the playing surface.

Horizontal illuminanceUniformity Min/AveUniformity Min/MaxVertical IlluminanceUniformity Min/AveUniformity Min/MaxColour RenderingGlare Rating
Camera1000-20000.70.510000.60.4>80<50

Worldhand offers Baseball LED lighting that emits bright, uniform illumination, so matches can be played any time of the day or night, whether at the little league, high school, college or professional level

Recommendation Products

LED Sports Lighting 900w
LED Flood Lights 300W-1200W
LED Flood Lights 600W-1200W
Stadium of lights
LED Flood Lights 70W-800W