Lighting required values and tips for soccer stadiums in accordance with UEFA regulations
The light temperature should be between 4000K and 6000K.
The lighting system inside the stadium must be installed in a way to minimize the intensity of the players’ shadows cast on the field, to get the best result it’s recommended distributing the origin of the luminous flux uniformly on all the field sides, if such installation isn’t possible, the luminous flux will still have to come from at least two directions, considering that the source located behind the cameras should never exceed 60% of the total projected light. The lights should be placed high enough to prevent horizontal dazzling, the headlights must direct the luminous flux on the playground, to ensure maximum system yield and minimize the light pollution outwards.
It’s recommended an illumination system that allows the light intensity control, in order to adapt it to different needs (match, training, post-game cleaning, etc…) and obtain a flexible and suited light, rationalizing the use of energy resulting in a cost-cutting.
In case of power failure, it must be provided an emergency lighting system to ensure the television coverage continuity, with 800 lux minimum illumination for fixed cameras and 500 lux for the mobile, and an emergency stands system of at least 25 lux average for the spectators safety.
Minimum illumination values required according to the UEFA standards for stadium capacity
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