Lighting a Football Pitch :
Football venues are often equipped with “old generation” floodlights (1,000W or 2,000W iodide floodlights) positioned on poles of different heights.
Thanks to its expertise, the StopLED team will tailor one or more solutions to your structure, with the promise of achieving a lighting result that meets official standards. When lighting football pitches or large outdoor playing fields, the category of pitch must be clearly defined as it will determine the required illuminance level. For example, a Category E6 football pitch will have an average illuminance level of 150 Lux.
For football pitches and large playing fields, you have several options for your project to upgrade to or install LED lighting:
- If you already have poles or concrete bases ready to fit poles, we can upgrade the lighting and floodlights by positioning them on the existing poles or bases.
- If you don’t have poles, we can recommend the right layout to achieve the best possible lighting result.
The Speqtris Sport range of fixtures for football pitch lighting:
To light football stadiums or large outdoor playing fields on poles, we mainly use the following products from the dedicated Speqtris Sport lighting range:
Football pitches are classified according to 7 levels: E1 / E2 / E3 / E4 / E5 / E6 / E7
Levels E1 / E2 and E3 are designed for top-level sport in stadiums and matches broadcast on TV (Premier League, League Championship).
Levels E4 / E5 / E6 / E7 are more commonly used for amateur competitions (Regional and County Championships, Training, etc.).
Lighting around the pitch :
To enable players and referees to use the whole area of play, the illuminance level at 1.5m from the sidelines and goal lines must not be less than 75% of the illuminance level measured at the reference points on the pitch (“A” point on the measurement diagram).
Lighting around the pitch :
Sports lighting must provide uniform light over the whole pitch to guarantee a quality playing environment.
It must therefore meet specific standards:
Value U1 = Former name for the uniformity factor Emin/Emax. The illuminance uniformity factor U1, for each horizontal (U1h) and vertical (U1v) plane, is calculated as follows:
Valeur U2 = L’ancienne dénomination du facteur d’uniformité Emin/Emoy. Le facteur d’uniformité U2 de l’éclairement, pour chaque plan horizontal (U2h) et vertical (U2v), se calcule comme suit :
Lighting point measurement diagram :
For E1, E2 and E3 classified football pitches, the reference photometric measurements are based on the UEFA grid, comprising 77 measurement points.
Here we show a 25-point photometric measurement for football pitches classified as E4/E5/E6/E7. The measurements are taken on the ground according to the grid shown below.
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