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How To Choose The Best Lighting Design for Football Stadium Field?


November 6, 2020

What Is Lighting Requirement of Football Field?

1) Lux Level (Brightness) Required for Football Stadium

The lux level standard is vastly different between televised and non-televised competitions. According to the FIFA’s stadium lighting guide, the class V (i.e. international televised such as World Cup) football field has the highest standard level of 2400 lux (vertical – the face of football players), and 3500 lux (horizontal – the turf). If the football field is for the community (recreational use), we need a 200 lux level. The high school or college football club can have 500 lux.

2) Uniformity Standard

Another important parameter is the lighting uniformity. It is a scale from 0 to 1 (max) reflecting the distribution of lumen across the sports field. It is the ratio of minimum illuminance to average illuminance (U1) or ratio of minimum to maximum (U2). Hence, if the lux level is quite similar, says around 650 to 700 lux, the difference between the minimum and the maximum value is very small, and the uniformity will be closer to 1. The lighting uniformity of the FIFA standard football stadium is 0.7, which is relatively challenging in the sports lighting industry.

3) Color Temperature

The general color temperature requirement of the football ground is larger than 4000K for all classes. Despite this suggestion, we usually adopt 5000K to 6000K cool white light to provide better illumination for the players and audience because these colors are more invigorating.

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How TUBU Makes a Professional Football Field Lighting Design For Our Client?

Lighting design is sometimes referred to as photometric analysis. According to the football lighting design guidebook, the size of the football field, height, location, and number of light poles, illuminance level, and uniformity should be taken into account. Then, TUBU engineers will plan the luminaires in the following steps.

Step 1: Creating the Football Field

DIALux is a powerful yet free software for lighting designers because it can create almost all kinds of indoor and outdoor sports fields. There are different templates fields such as football field, tennis court, badminton court, and more. Afterward, the designer will draw the light pole with specific dimensions. The purpose is to simulate the real scenario and the placement of light. It helps give more accurate results.

Step 2: Planning the LED Flood Lights

The lighting engineer will then “affix” the luminaires onto the high-mast light poles inside the software. Different combinations of power, lumen output, and beam angle produce vastly different outcomes. Our job is to figure out the best design for football field lights. Since the requirement is different every time, we will design a unique, case-by-case solution.

Step 3: Generating the Photometric Analysis Report 

Lastly, we render the reports for our clients. It consists of several parts. The value chart contains the lux value across the field, which gives you the overall idea of how bright is the sports ground. The isolines joint the same illuminance into the same line, while the false-color rendering gives you a better visualization of the brightness of the field.

What’re the Advantages of TUBU HMG3 & HMG1 LED Stadium Football Sports Lights?

LED High Mast Flood Lights HMG3

1. High light efficiency

Under the same conditions, the higher the light efficiency, the more energy-saving. led stadium lights from TUBU use high-quality LED chips, the light efficiency can reach up to150~160lm/W to acquire energy-saving at most and remarkable rebates from electricity.

2. Adjustable Modular Design can DIY the wattage from 240W~1800W

3. Well know brand driver, Meanwell driver, High PF>0.9 low THD driver, Flicker-free

4. Light-Weight Design, Perfect For Sports Lighting

5. Multi beam angle for option 10° / 20° / 40° / 60° / 90° / 30*70° / P50 / P50-P8

 Read More About HMG3 

TUBU HMG1 350W 500W 600W Sports and High Mast LED Flood Light

1. Suitable for Marine climate, Corrosion resistance for more than 10 years.Anti-glare from the light source to the overall lamp especially for the sports area.

2. Patent Protection, 10°, 15°, 24°, 36°, ANB, AWB Various optical designs to fit different applications

3. Meets 3G vibration standards and vibration frequency of 100,000 times

4. High salt spray resistance, the anti-ultraviolet procession 5. Meet the needs of special places such as seaside, dock, iron tower, stadium, and high pole

 Read More About HMG1


When it comes to football stadium led lighting, keeping up with the guidelines of the specific standards are important. You can select the lighting type according to the use of the football field whether you need to light up a football field for a school, or for national games. You can choose from the three classes and decide accordingly. The more professional the football field and game is, the higher the need for illumination, quality, and lux of LED stadium lamps.

To enjoy this service, please feel free to contact us by email at sales@tu-bu.com, our professional engineering and sales team will serve you.

About the author

TUBU is an expert in LED light research with more than 10 years of experience in this field. We hope that through our TUBU research, LED lighting technology will become more popular and bring greater convenience and comfort to people's lives.

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