A revised guide focusing on lighting for sports has been published. LG4: Sports lighting replaces the version published in 2006.
The updated guide takes note of new and emerging sports that are played in the UK that were not included in the 2006 guide, as well as proposed amendments to BS EN 12193. This guide is based only on the use of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources.
The requirements and recommendations give specific information on good lighting practice for each sport. Tabulated lighting parameters are provided for each sport’s application relative to the new system of lighting classes.
The revised guide is now in four parts: Principles of lighting with respect to sport; Specific lighting requirements for individual sports (indoor and outdoor); Maintenance and operation of sports lighting; and Specification of equipment for sports lighting.
The aim is to create design flexibility while achieving basic lighting requirements for each sport.
LG4 is now available in the CIBSE Knowledge Portal at www.cibse.org/knowledge