Hockey is the oldest known ball and stick game. Professional lighting is important for a sports such as hockey not only because the facility is also to be used in the evening hours, but also because the players are expected to reach a small, fast-moving ball at the correct rate of speed. This is only possible with uniform lighting distribution and a color temperature similar to daylight. In addition, a modern lighting system in field hockey maximizes the value of investment in an artificial field, the play can be every day. Many hours are available for training and games – at a local level, but also for the country games that attracts far more spectators in the evening hours have requirements  for lighting that are very high. 

Layout of Hockey Field

The pitch on which field hockey is played has a length of 299 feet, 10 inches (91.4 meters) and a width of 180 feet, 5 inches (55.0 meters). This boundary is marked on the turf and the shorter lines are called backlines. Centerline: A straight line is drawn midway between the backlines, and parallel to them.

Lighting Requirements

The reference plane for lighting planning is the horizontal illuminance on the playing field.

It ensures in practice a good view allowing players to recognize themselves and the ball clearly. In addition, all events (Class I, II and III) must be accompanied by a uniform light level over the entire playing field and in a border area of 1.5 meters.

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