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.
THE DIRECT BENEFITS FOR OWNERS, PLAYERS & FANS
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 –
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
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.
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.
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