DIN EN 12193 for sports lighting defines the minimum lighting requirements in tables for all sports.
In addition to the specifications in the table, the standard also specifies further quality requirements for each sport: for the colour rendering of the lamps and for the reference surfaces to which all the specifications in the table apply. It also defines grid points for the reference areas where calculation or measuring points are to be located.
Reference areas The reference areas assigned to each sport are divided into:
The requirements concerning the degree of illuminance and its uniformity apply mainly to the principal area of the sport.
A soccer game by a youth team needs less light than a game by the national team. For the various requirements of the players as well as for the spectators, DIN EN 12193 has introduced three illumination classes: The higher the competition level and the further the spectators are from the events on the field, the higher the illumination class must be.
Illumination class I High-performance competitions, high-performance training; spectators: long distance from the sports event
Illumination class II Medium-level competitions, performance training; spectators: medium distance from the sports event
Illumination class III Simple competitions (usually without spectators), general training, general school and recreational sports
Uniform illumination of the hall is important for a good view of the entire playing field. Special features of the individual types of sports must be taken into account. For school sports with training, maintained illuminance of 200 lx and uniformity of 0.5 are generally required.