Hockey LED Lighting applications

Lighting a hockey field

There is a growing desire to use an outdoor hockey facility for a long period of time each day. This will often involve the use of artificial lighting. On one level, this maximizes the value of an investment in a synthetic turf field due to the long periods of use for night training or local matches. On another level, it allows the international competition matches to be held at night when the spectators can attend more and, in some climates, when it is cooler.
Good quality lighting is essential for sports such as hockey, where players are expected to act quickly on a small but fast moving ball. This requires a uniform light distribution and a color temperature that matches that of daylight.
For non-televised matches, the horizontal illuminance in the field is considered as the reference plane for the field. This focus in practice will then provide enough lighting for players to see each other and for the ball to be clearly seen. For Class I, II, III events, it is important that light levels are uniform throughout the field, as well as a 1.5 m perimeter surrounding the playing field.

Non-televised Hockey LED Lighting recommendations.

EN121193 RequirementsClass IClass IIClass III
Horizontal illuminance (Lux)750500300
Uniformity (Min/Ave)0.70.70.7
Glare Rating505055

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

Average horizontal and vertical illuminance ratios: It is recommended the ratio for horizontal illuminance (Field of play) is between 0.75 and 1.5 of the vertical illuminance for cameras.
Where there is HDTV all horizontal values for the other cameras are as for HDTV.

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

Worldhand offers Hockey LED Lighting that emits bright, uniform illumination. Our high-quality LED luminaires are lighting Tracks and Sports grounds around the world.

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