Australian standards for lighting for your sports field, courts or playing areas are dependent on the level of competition that will take place and the related standards, where available, for lighting levels and lighting uniformity.
Key Australian standards for lighting which apply to Sports Lighting include:
It is important to note that not all sports applications are currently covered under AS 2560.2, however the committee board of LG-009 Sports Lighting is working to introduce and include further sports and activities which require sports lighting. Halliday Lighting Australia have a representative on this committee so please do reach out to us for current guidance and updates.
For Australian standards for lighting relating to the following sports, please click the relevant link from the list below:
The following tables provide an overview of the floodlighting standards for various sports which we have not covered in individual articles within Support Hub.
Netball and Basketball – AS 2560.2.4
|Level||Average horizontal maintained illuminance||Minimum horizontal uniformity||Maximum glare rating|
|Recreation or training and low-level local competition||100||0.5||0.3||50|
|Mid-level local and regional competition, high level training||200||0.6||0.4||50|
|International and national competition with large spectator galleries||500||0.7||0.5||45|
Lawn Bowls – AS 2560.2.8
|Level||Average horizontal maintained illuminance||Minimum horizontal uniformity||Maximum uniformity gradient||Maximum glare rating|
|Eh lux||U1Min/Avg||U2Min/Max||UG (per 2m)||GR|
|Recreation, training and competition||100||0.6||0.4||1.43||50|
What do these terms mean?
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The information provided on this page has been collated from various sources, including those provided above in Useful Links. This information may be subject to change at any time by sports governing bodies and standards agencies.