KEY FACTORS THAT MATTER FOR SPORTS LIGHTING

Achieving the best outcome for sports lighting requires attention to fixture selection, quantity, placement, optics and aiming. Then there are many important variables that define the quality of lighting.

WHY LED MAKES SENSE FOR SPORTS LIGHTING

LED is creating waves in the world of lighting and none more so than with sports illumination. The potential for improving upon current technologies and sports lighting solutions are highlighted below.

  • RELIABILITY
    Unlike traditional light bulb-based systems that experience a high failure rate and fade, Worldhand LEDs do not contain parts that wear out or replace, so you can be sure that your light source does not need maintenance for tens of thousands of hours.
  • PERFORMANCE
    The brilliant white light of Worldhand Sports LED brings the spectacle of the game to life with consistent and precisely delivered light that meets the stringent demands of international HDTV broadcasting and sports governing bodies. By operating on just a fraction of the energy of traditional stadium lighting systems and more controlled light, the result is better for everyone, not to mention the person who pays the electricity bill!
  • EFFICIENCY
    LED sports lighting presents the opportunity to have the most efficient use of light in both new and existing places. LED technology can provide the same light levels as conventional HID stage lighting, while consuming only half of the energy. Sports lighting engineers have the potential to reduce the count of accessories by one third to half, while doubling the amount of light that reaches the playing surface.

  • CONTROL
    Reactive control helps stadiums and sports venues to be more multifunctional and increase revenue generation potential. Worldhand luminaires are designed to be compatible with the leading control solutions available in the market. This allows operators to use lighting as entertainment and total flexibility to meet the different needs of any sport. Optional switching levels for brightness can create the perfect lighting for a variety of events.

  • ENVIRONMENT
    Worldhand Sports LED complies with the restrictions of hazardous substances, since it does not use hazardous materials in its production. Longer product life means that fewer lamps will be produced, packed and transported. Reduced excess light increases the efficiency of the system and by combining LED with a good lighting design, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 70% compared to traditional lighting fixtures. All these factors and more, add to the reduction of the environmental impact of Worldhand LED sports lights that help build a brighter, more vibrant and sustainable environment.

THE DIRECT BENEFITS FOR OWNERS, PLAYERS & FANS

  • LOW MAINTENANCE COSTS

    Worldhand Led luminaires are virtually maintenance free. No expensive and time-consuming bulb replacements are required, and there are no further readjustments for metal halide fading. LED luminaires can operate for more than 100,000 hours without maintenance.

  • POWER OUTAGE PROTECTION A ND INSTANT ON

    By operating with only half the energy of traditional stadium lighting systems, Worldhand LED floods place less charge on the power grid, which can only reduce power outages. As a precaution against interruption of normal power, Worldhand luminaires can be turned on instantly, so the lights work again in seconds. No heating or cooling time is required.

  • BRIGHTER, CONSISTENT LIGHT

    The color temperature of 5000K to 5700K creates a daylight effect with a sharper and brighter feel on the playing field. The color balance of daylight combines perfectly with the ambient light entering a stadium or arena and the specialized optics offer a perfect uniformity on the playing surface.

  • DIRECT REPLACEMENT

    With Worldhand Fixtures, installers can partially retrofit, convert into phases or make a complete adjustment at one time, because the size and weight of the LED sports luminaires have been calculated and the mounting options are designed to be integrated into the infrastructure of existing lighting. The universal power supply operates between 95 and 305vA to work directly with existing power circuits. Unlike the HID accessories they replace, as soon as the LED luminaires are turned on, they provide full illumination at their precise color temperature, without the need for a warm-up period. The use of a laser-aimer makes precision setup easier and faster than you can imagine.

  • RETURN ON INVESTMENT

    The key to any successful LED installation is to give it a realistic recovery time to make sure you can enjoy greater savings over the life of the luminaire. The LED is not only much more reliable and efficient, but the lower maintenance cost and energy savings when switching to Worldhand Sports LED is so significant that they provide you with a super fast recovery with some of the most durable products available. That translates into reduced operating costs and a positive cash flow after reaching an early ROI break-even point. Switching to Worldhand LED Floods is just a smart business.

TELEVISION & BROADCASTING

Lighting plays a key role in the experience of watching sports and nothing more than with televised games. The unique optical technology in our LED luminaires precisely focuses the light, creating an intensity and a uniform relationship that guarantees the elimination of shadows on the playing surface. This improves the appearance of moving objects and the ease with which transmission directors can change camera angles and points of view. Since the light levels are much higher, it allows the cameras to work with a smaller aperture, which provides more depth and focus.
Sophisticated circuitry works at any frame rate, allowing HDTV recording to work without flickering, to reduce glare and super slow motion recording. In addition, Worldhand LED sports floods have the ability to virtually match daylight for optimal transmission without the need to filter mixed light colors. This meets and exceeds the highest standards of professional sports transmission.

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Recommended pole placement:
Standard Intercollegiate Play

Recommended pole placement:
National and Regional Broadcast

1. For new facilities or upgrades, it is recommendedtoconsult a lighting professional for optimal luminaire placement and catwalk locations.
2. Optimal luminaire placement, mounting height, and catwalk locations will impact pliability and minimize glare and skip glare.
3. To achieve required vertical footcandles, some light must be mounted beyond the sides of the court.
4. As generalists,due to mounting height, lower wattage luminaires are used,commonly 1000 watt.
5. No luminaires are recommended in shaded areas directly aimed to the field of playing.

1. For new installations or improvements, it is recommended to consult a lighting professional for the optimal location of the luminaire and the locations of the walkways.
2. As a general rule, due to mounting heights, lower power luminaires, commonly 1000 watts, are used.

Tennis LED lighting pole posization

1. The typical court size is 60 feet x 120 feet. The main play area is 48 feet x 98 feet. Special consideration may be necessary to illuminate the spectator areas depending on
transmission requirements
2. Gray shaded areas indicate recommended post locations. The location and amount of posts and lighting sources will depend on the stadium design, size and post recoil requirements.
3. The angle must be a minimum of 25 degrees for sharp cutting luminaires and a minimum of 30 degrees for projectors.
4. For new installations or improvements, it is recommended to consult a lighting professional for optimum
post placement.

1. Shaded areas indicate the recommended post location.
2. The line drawn through each location of the “A” post must be behind the home plate to ensure that the part of the ball the batter sees when it crosses the home plate is illuminated.
3. It should be considered to place posts “B” between 1/3 and 2/3 of the distance from the foul line. This position towards the open field post allows the ball to illuminate with more constant perpendicular illumination as it travels from the infield to the open field.
4. The recommended field size is 330 feet / 375 feet / 400 feet / 375 feet 330 feet.
5. For new installations or improvements, it is recommended to consult a lighting professional for optimal post placement.

DESIGN SCHEMES

The lighting requirements for a youth team match are not as high as those of a national team game. To meet these various requirements for both players and spectators, the European standard DIN EN 12193 establishes three lighting classes: Lighting class I: High level competition events, high level training; spectators: long viewing distance
Class II lighting: mid-level competition events, power training; spectators: moderate viewing distance
Class III lighting: lower level
competition events (usually not
spectators), general training, general school and recreational sport.

Worldhand offers sports lighting for indoor and outdoor sports including football, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, hockey and more.
Here are some sample design schemes in some of those applications.

FOOTBALL

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Most sports grounds in Europe are designed for soccer. So, to accommodate the world’s most popular sport, 105 x 68 m have become the preferred, standard dimensions. The distances a player needs to see on the pitch are normally less than 100m. So for training and recreational sport (Lighting Class III), DIN EN 12193 stipulates a low horizontal illuminance of 75 lux. For competition matches with spectators, however, much brighter lighting is required because lines of sight for spectators can be considerably longer than for players.

Football (105mx68m)

Rugby LED Lighting

RUGBY

Rugby shares very similar pitch size and lighting requirements with football. There are various standards set down by governing bodies to create training, competition and camera-friendly lighting concepts for clubs small and large. The European standards, EN 12193:2007, set illuminance levels at 500lux for class I, 200lux for class II and 75lux for class III although Worldhand Sports lights are designed to exceed these levels for the more demanding requirements of some governing bodies.

Rugby (100m x 69m)

Rugby LED Lighting class III
Tennis LED lighting 1

TENNIS

Tennis is a very fast game that places high demands on players’ visual acuity. There should be no sharp decline in horizontal illuminance for several meters beyond the boundary lines because these are areas where players are frequently active. What is very important is that good contrast should be ensured between the ball (bright) and the background (dark). Another important requirement is that the ball must always be uniformly illuminated as it flies over the court. This is essential to enable players to judge its speed and trajectory with accuracy. Wide-angle floodlights are therefore recommended.

Tennis(23.78 x 10.97m) Single Court

Tennis LED Lighting class I
Tennis LED Lighting class II
Tennis LED Lighting class III

HOW WORLDHAND HELPWITH YOURPROJECTS PROCESS?
Great service isn’t just about brilliant design, engineering and manufacturing – it’s about understanding your needs and providing that together with first class support . That’s why worldhand pride ourselves on the best pre and post customer service from our global team.

Our sales specialists and engineers offer guidance, advice and support throughout every step of your sports lighting project from your initial enquiry to planning, installation and commissioning. We have the products and expertise to design for any sporting application from multi-use games areas to international stadiums.

With you every step of the way –

PRE ORDER
From initial ideas through to detailed plans our experienced team will assist you throughout the process to ensure the right products are configured perfectly for your projects and provide the desired performance and return on investment.
Low light pollution conscious tailored lighting plans – 3D CAD designs – Bespoke mounting frame design – System configuration

FULFILLING ORDER
The products are produced and tested in our 20,000sqm ISO90001:2008 certified manufacturing plant ensuring that all luminaires are fully tested, inspected and delivered to the most exacting standards.

DELIVERY
Logistics – We assist in the safe delivery of your lighting goods to the destination country of your lighting project.

INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING
Instant support is available for the installer to ensure the products are fitted correctly with the photometric plan executed perfectly.
We can also offer some helpful tips and advice for the system demonstration at handover.

AFTERCARE
5 year manufactures warranty on all components gives you piece of mind.

Whatever your requirements; whatever the challenges – Worldhand have the solution. Your perfect partner in high power LED lighting projects

What Information is needed for creating project simulations?
• The size and/or dimensions of the field or area. Principal Area (PA)
Total Area (TA)
(In most cases, the illuminance and uniformity requirements apply to the Principal Area of the sport.)
• Any unique facility facts such as wind speed, soil conditions, surrounding area and spill or glare concerns
• Light level requirements for your particular venue and level of competition
• Type and height of poles and existing fixture type
• Is the project tender based? If yes, tender bid date and specific requirements of the bid contract