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  • PublisherCIBSE
  • Product CodeLG04
  • Number of pages87
  • Publication DateOct 2006
  • ISBN9781903287781

LG04 Lighting Guide 04: Sports Lighting - LG4

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LG04 Lighting Guide 04: Sports Lighting - LG4

This Guide is aimed at, and will be useful to, lighting specifiers, designers, equipment providers, contractors, users, maintainers, sports facilities managers and developers of sports facilities. Following an introductory section describing the general requirements for sports lighting, including illuminance, light distribution, glare, emergency lighting, planning requirements and safety, no less than 52 separate sports are given specific consideration.

The specific requirements of multipurpose sports halls are discussed, as well as those of large and small stadia and indoor arenas. Outline guidance is given on lighting for television, though this is a rapidly changing area and it is vital to consult the television company involved. Final sections deal with light sources, maintenance and luminaire selection.

Appendices give useful information on calculation methods, aiming of floodlights, relevant sports governing bodies and typical play area dimensions.

Note 1 (July 2013): An Addendum to LG4 was issued in July 2013 which contains a new Section 7 'Lighting for television', superseding that section in the original. For SLL and CIBSE members, this has been incorporated in the electronic versions of LG4 (whilst retaining the original section).

Note 2 (November 2014): An error was identfied in the Flicker factor formula on page 51e. This has been corrected in the attached pdf but do note that the correction changed "/" in the top line of the formula to "-"

The corrected Addendum can be found separately here. This has been emailed to all purchasers of the LG4 that we could contact.

Contents:

Foreword

1 Scope

2 Requirements

2.1 Colour, brightness and reflectance
2.2 Illuminance requirements
2.3 Light distribution, uniformity and illuminance gradient
2.4 Glare
2.5 Requirements for sport played by the visually impaired
2.6 Daylight
2.7 Ancillary areas
2.8 Emergency lighting
2.9 Surveillance lighting
2.10 Planning requirements
2.11 Definitions of playing areas
2.12 Safety and protection of luminaries

3 Specific sports

3.1 Archery ranges
3.2 Athletics
3.3 Badminton (indoor)
3.4 Baseball
3.5 Basketball
3.6 Bowls (indoor)
3.7 Bowls (outdoor)
3.8 Bowling (nine or ten pin)
3.9 Boxing
3.10 Canoe slalom
3.11 Cricket (outdoor)
3.12 Cricket (indoor)
3.13 Cricket (indoor training nets)
3.14 Curling
3.15 Cycle racing (track)
3.16 Dancing/aerobics/keep fit
3.17 Darts
3.18 Equestrian sports (indoor and outdoor)
3.19 Fencing
3.20 Five-a-side football (indoor)
3.21 Fitness training
3.22 Football (American)
3.23 Football (association)
3.24 Football (Gaelic)
3.25 Golf courses
3.26 Golf driving ranges
3.27 Greyhound racing
3.27.1 Low-mounting system
3.27.2 High-mounting system
3.28 Gymnastics
3.29 Handball (indoor)
3.30 Hockey (indoor)
3.31 Hockey (outdoor)
3.32 Horse racing (gallop and trotting)
3.33 Hurling
3.34 Ice hockey
3.35 Ice sports (artistic)
3.36 Lawn tennis (indoor)
3.37 Lawn tennis (outdoor)
3.38 Martial arts (including aikido, judo, karate, kendo etc)
3.39 Netball
3.40 Rugby (league and union)
3.41 Shooting (indoor)
3.42 Skiing (artificial slopes)
3.43 Snooker and billiards
3.44 Speed skating
3.45 Speedway
3.46 Squash (rackets and raquetball)
3.47 Swimming (all activities)
3.48 Table tennis
3.49 Volleyball (indoor)
3.50 Wall climbing
3.51 Weight training
3.52 Wrestling


4 Sports halls

5 Stadia – small and large

5.1 Small sports stadia
5.2 Large sports stadia

6 Indoor arenas

6.1 Sports lighting
6.2 Broadcast lighting
6.3 Developing the design
6.4 Set-up lighting
6.5 Lighting of spectator areas


7 Lighting for television SEE REPLACEMENT SECTION 7a

7.1 Illuminance
7.2 Uniformity
7.3 Colour parameters
7.4 Additional requirements for film
7.5 Display screens
7.6 Requirements for non-broadcast-quality video
7.7 Requirements for HDTV

8 Maintenance and operation

8.1 Maintenance
8.2 Depreciation of lighting installations
8.3 Construction of equipment
8.4 Servicing equipment
8.5 Operation
8.6 Management of lighting systems
8.7 Hours of use

9 Lamps

9.1 Lamp types
9.2 Apparent colour of emitted light
9.3 Colour rendering

10 Luminaire selection

10.1 Protection classification
10.2 Electrical classification
10.3 Resistance to impact
10.4 Accessories
10.5 Luminaire performance data

Appendix 1 – Determining average illuminance and uniformity ratio for sports installations
Appendix 2 – Lighting depreciation factors
Appendix 3 – Aiming floodlights and commissioning sports floodlighting installations
Appendix 4 – Relevant sport governing bodies
Appendix 5 – Typical play area dimensions

Glossary

Bibliography

Index