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Hockey Field

The lighting design for a hockey field hinges on the comprehensive arrangement of light to ensure the comfort and visibility of athletes, referees, and spectators from various vantage points. The objective is to enable athletes to concentrate, unleash their competitive prowess, and achieve excellent outcomes. Hence, the question arises: What criteria should one consider when selecting the right LED lighting for hockey pitches?

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What Rayborn Can Do

  • Tailored Solutions

    Rayborn specializes in customized LED lighting solutions for hockey fields, optimizing performance and energy efficiency.

  • DIALUX Simulation Precision

    Rayborn's DIALUX simulation expertise ensures precise adjustments, aligning hockey field LED lights with functional illumination standards.

  • Full Installation Support

    Rayborn provides comprehensive support, guiding the ideal number of lights and optimal pole height for a seamless hockey field lighting implementation.


About Hockey Field

Effective hockey rink lighting design offers insight into the impact of LED Floodlights on your hockey field. This design report not only reveals the placement of light fixtures but also presents vital illumination data, showcasing the uniformity of light distribution. In the context of a recreational or training hockey club, the recommended lux level should hover around 300 lux. For amateur-level hockey competitions, an illuminance level of approximately 500 lux is ideal. In contrast, professional competitions demand lighting levels of around 750 lux to meet the necessary standards. However, when envisioning a hockey field primed to host prestigious international events such as the Men's and Women's Championship Trophies, the Commonwealth Games, or the World Cup, horizontal lighting ranging from 1000 to 1800 lux is essential for an unparalleled lighting experience.


Outdoor Hockey Field Lighting Requirements


The hockey field must remain barrier-free, prohibiting the installation of light poles and towers. A minimum barrier-free area of 5m from the bottom lines and 4m from the side lines is mandated. For non-competitive and physical training purposes, the installation height is set at 15m. However, for training or club competitions, the installation height should be a minimum of 18m. To mitigate glare for goalkeepers, 8 or 6 poles can be used. Each pole's hockey pitch lights must have a minimum aiming angle of 25°.

The height of the LED hockey rink lights pole is determined by the aiming angle and distance from the field. The farther the light pole is from the field, the higher it should be. Lighting methods for the hockey field include side lighting, four-corner lighting, and mixed lighting.

Both Sides Layout 8 Poles

Four Corner Layout 4 Poles


Indoor Hockey Field Lighting Requirements


We must address both horizontal and vertical lighting considerations. Horizontal lighting pertains to ground brightness, while vertical lighting concerns the illumination of a hockey player's face and body. Our goal is to maintain a 1:1 ratio of horizontal to vertical lux levels, presenting a unique challenge. Our lighting designers utilize DIALux to provide tailored lighting solutions for diverse needs. Customization is key, as each project requires specific pole placement and lighting adjustments.

The fundamental principle of hockey stadium lighting design involves understanding and mastering the illumination standards and lighting quality required for the venue. Designers consider the height and position of potential lamp installations within the arena structure to formulate an appropriate lighting scheme. Given the limited space height in ice hockey arenas, the selected lamps must meet both illumination standards and lighting quality requirements. This entails choosing lamps with rational light distribution, an appropriate distance-to-height ratio, and strict brightness limits.


Hockey Pitch Lighting Solutions

  • Our comprehensive lighting strategies cater to diverse preferences and specific field requirements. From the efficiency of Both Sides Layout to the strategic Four Corner Layout and the balanced approach of Mixed Layout, our solutions address uniformity, vertical illuminance, and cost considerations.

  • 01Both Sides Layout Lighting

    • Utilizes multi-pole or light strip lighting parallel to the sideline.
    • Addresses vertical illuminance uniformity, commonly preferred.
  • 02Four Corner Layout Lighting

    • Involves installing LED hockey lights on poles at the four corners.
    • Supplementary vertical illuminance is required in the middle sideline area.
    • The angle between the light pole top and court center point should be at least 25°.
  • 03Mixed Layout Lighting

    • Combines advantages of both side and four-corner lighting.
    • Reduces installation height, improving vertical lighting and cost efficiency.
    • Increased risk of glare and longer player shadows.
    • Higher light poles limit glare but raise costs.

Hockey Field Simulation Design

The professional design of hockey field lighting necessitates the use of DIALUX simulation. Through this simulation, adjustments can be made to the LED lights on the hockey field, aligning them with the field's functional illumination standards. RAYBORN is adept at providing tailored lighting solutions based on your specific requirements for hockey light quantities and the optimal installation height of light poles.




Precautions in Hockey Pitch Lighting Design

  • 01Timing Considerations

    During the sports building design stage, incorporate stadium lighting requirements to prevent a reactive and passive lighting design scheme after the main structure completion.

  • 02Uniform Illumination

    Prioritize uniform illumination to eliminate areas with excessive or insufficient light, ensuring optimal conditions for athlete performance.

  • 03Color Rendering of Tennis Court Lights

    Evaluate color rendering using the Color Rendering Index (CRI) to gauge LED lighting quality. Higher CRI values enhance color restoration, providing a more realistic visual experience, crucial for high-definition broadcasts.

  • 04Light Pollution Control

    Vigilantly manage light spill in ice hockey pitch lighting design to minimize environmental impact and adverse effects on surrounding communities. Efficient spill control is essential for energy conservation.

  • 05Low Anti-Glare Design

    Incorporate anti-glare features in hockey field lighting, particularly crucial for professional sports competitions. Patented anti-glare designs aim to achieve minimal glare values, enhancing the comfort and performance of athletes and spectators alike.

Illumination Standard

Hockey Rink LED Light Illumination Standards
Level Of Play Illuminance Lx Illumination uniformity light source Glare level
Eh Evmai Evsec Horizontal Vertical CRI (Ra) CCT (K) GR
U1 U2 U1 U2
Amateur Training             (I) 200 / / 0.4 0.6 / / 65 4000 <40
Entertainment                   (II) 300 / / 0.4 0.6 / / 65 4000 <40
Domestic Amateur Competition (III) 500 / / 0.5 0.7 / / 65 4000 <40
Domestic professional competition (IV) 750 / / 0.5 0.7 / / 65 4000 <40
TV Broadcast Domestic Games (V) / 1000 750 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 65 5000 <40
TV broadcast International Competitions (VI) / 1500 1000 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 80 5000 <40
HDTV Broadcast Competition (VII) / 2000 2000 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 80 5000 <40
Emergency TV                (VIII) / 1000 / 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 80 5000 <40
notes: 1. The playing field should have very good uniformity and high illumination to prevent glare from the playing field. 2. Since many actions of the athletes are performed near the product, the shadow formed by the product should be excluded, and the camera should have vertical illumination near the product.
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