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AS 2560.1:2018


Sports lighting, Part 1: General principles

This Standard contains recommendations and requirements for the lighting of places, both indoors and outdoors, where sport is played. It includes general principles and recommendations for sports lighting, descriptions of suitable types of lighting equipment, and requirements regarding methods for the assessment or measurement of sports lighting installations.
Published: 05/12/2018
Pages: 33
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
2 General recommendations for sports lighting
2.1 Objectives of sports lighting
2.1.1 Background
2.1.2 Relevant light technical parameters
2.2 Visual requirements of the participants
2.2.1 General
2.2.2 Standard or level of play (Lighting Classes)
2.3 Visual requirements of the spectators
2.4 Contrast requirements
2.5 Amount of light (illuminance)
2.5.1 Determination of required illuminances
2.5.2 Allowance for depreciation of illuminance
2.6 Light uniformity
2.7 Light distribution
2.8 Flicker
2.9 Glare control
2.9.1 General
2.9.2 Glare rating (GR)
2.9.3 Details of glare observer
2.10 Other considerations
2.10.1 Provision for upgrading
2.10.2 Ancillary area lighting
2.10.3 Emergency lighting
2.10.4 Control of obtrusive light General Lighting in the vicinity of airports
2.10.5 Aesthetic considerations
2.11 Design
3 Lighting equipment
3.1 Light sources
3.1.1 Selection criteria
3.1.2 Light source types
3.1.3 Luminous efficacy, wattage, life and cost
3.1.4 Light source colour appearance and colour rendering Colour appearance Colour rendering
3.1.5 Stroboscopic effects
3.1.6 Restarting after interruption to supply
3.2 Luminaires
3.2.1 General
3.2.2 Floodlights
3.2.3 Floodlight classification
3.2.4 Indoor luminaires
3.2.5 Maintenance
3.3 Lighting control
4 Maintenance of outdoor lighting equipment
4.1 Scope
4.2 Maintenance manual
4.3 Designing for maintenance
4.4 Design and construction of equipment
4.5 Servicing equipment
4.6 Choice of light loss factor
4.7 Example calculations
5 Design, measurement and reporting of sports lighting installations
5.1 General
5.2 Design
5.2.1 General
5.2.2 Accuracies and tolerances
5.3 Installation report
5.3.1 Design implementation
5.3.2 Measurements for a new installation
5.3.3 Measurements during the life of an installation
5.3.4 Light meter
Appendix A
Appendix B
B1 Classification of floodlights
Cited references in this standard
International Lighting Vocabulary
Lighting of Work Places—Part 1: Indoor
Discomfort Glare in Interior Lighting
Guide for the photometric specification and measurement of sports lighting installations
Glare evaluation system for use within outdoor sports and area lighting (E)
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