A hall with a game or activity area of 40 x 20 metres forhandball, bandy, volleyball, basketball, pretty much anything.Regardless of the sport, you have to have enoughlight in the playing area. For competitions and matches thenormal light level is set at 750lx on the floor, with lowerlevels during exercise or school physical education. Verticalillumination is equally as important so the participantscan see both the movement of the ball and the opponent. The positioning of the luminaires is important to avoidthe players being effected by glare and their concentrationdisturbed.
The basketball court occupies a smaller area in the hall,and it’s possible to add a theatrical element and createa sense of occasion. The actual basketball court shouldbe much lighter than the surrounding area, with themarkings of the court clearly visible. The very nature ofthe multipurpose hall encourages the
A recommended solution for large halls for handball, bandy etc.
32 pcs Excis LED medium beam with a flow of 20,000 lm.
Mounting height 7 m
Average illumination 530 lux
The solution meets the uniformity requirement and the glare index inaccordance with the sports hall standard EN 12193: 2007 and with Class IIfor training and competing in lower divisions.
Control of the multipurposehall
There are many different varieties of sports hall but whateverits construction factoring in DALI lighting control att he planning stage is advisable.
Sometimes there is a folding partition wall in the centreenabling physical education lessons to be split over twoareas or the hall is twice the size with a partition wall inthe middle to make two full-sized playing areas. Somehalls divide the surface into smaller sections, thesedivisions with partition walls should also divide occupancydetection in the premises.
Hockey is one of the fastest team sports and requires a lotof light, for players, referees and spectators. The lightingneeds to contribute towards the contracts between the puck and the ice with excellent uniformity so everyone involved can clearly see what is happening. In a nontelevisedcontext 600lx on the ice is sufficient but whenbroadcasting this has to be at least 1000 lux often more. When planning the light it is important to ensure that thespectator area is lit to at least 30% of the playing surfaceto avoid tiring visual contrast. During the initial line-upsand breaks lower levels are commonplace with spotlights following the players as they move around the rink,assuming the system is optimised with lighting control.
Solution with 600 lux
The solution meets the uniformity requirement and the glareindex in accordance with the sports hall standard EN 12193: 2007and with Class II for training and competing in lower divisions.
136 pcs InduLED medium beam 12,000 lm.
Mounting height 7 m
Average illumination 600 lux on the ice.
Solution with 1000 lux
249 pcs InduLED medium beam 12,000 lm.
Mounting height 11 m
Average illumination 1014 lux on the ice.
Halls for tennis are designed slightly differently and havedifferent lighting requirements than conventional multipurposehalls. Normally they are lit with 500 lux on theplaying surface with the addition of an area of 2 metresbeyond the side line and 3 metres behind the baseline.
To avoid glare at serve and smash when the gaze isdirected upwards, the luminaires are fitted along the sidesof the surface.
Tennis places high demands on the vertical light witha small ball, moving fast against a changing background.The vertical lighting is important because you need tosee the ball at different heights and be able to figure outwhere the ball is going and react quickly.
20 pcs Excis LED Asymmetric 20,000 lm
Mounting height 7 m (the luminaires are angled 15° towards the centre)
Average illumination 501 lx on the playing area including the surrounding area.
The solution meets the uniformity requirement and the glare index in accordancewith the sports hall standard EN 12193: 2007 and Class II for training and competingin lower divisions.
A squash hall is a little different from other halls because even the walls are playing surfaces where the ball can bounce. Therefore it is important to also consider the illumination and uniformity of the walls in a calculation The luminaires should be positioned at least one metre from the side walls to avoid glare.
The vertical lighting is important because you need to see the ball at different heights and be able to figure out where the ball is going and react quickly.
8 pcs Excis LED Asymmetric 20,000 lm
Mounting height 5.6 m
Average lighting 760 lux on the playing surface, 506 lux on the front wall, 470 lux on the side walls and 420 lux on the back wall.
The solution meets the uniformity requirement and the glare index in accordance with the sports hall standard EN 12193: 2007 and the Measurement Book from SKL in accordance with Class 1 for competing in higher divisions.
Standards for lighting in sports halls
The standard EN 12193: 2007 Light and lighting - Sportslighting, defines the requirements for the lighting ofsports facilities for various sports divided into threeclasses where one can find light levels for school sport,training and competitions at various levels.
Read more about EN 12193: 2007.