Lux Level of Paddle Tennis Court Lighting

LED lighting on paddle courts according to NIDE standards, will be uniform and in a way that does not hamper the vision of the players, the referee team and the spectators.

Paddle is a high-speed sport. The lighting levels and the direction of light on the balls and on the players are critical. In flight, the ball may be temporarily out of sight due to the glow of light sources or a low contrast background. Proper post placement and orientation are essential for good visibility.

The same tennis standards apply to the paddle court lighting on Padel Courts. The European Standard EN 12193 contains specifications for the lighting of sports facilities with the aim of providing good viewing conditions for padel players.

Basically, the standard gives recommendations and lists the requirements for good lighting.

• to optimize visual information recording during the sporting event.
• to maintain the visual performance.
• to achieve acceptable viewing conditions.
• to limit spill light.

The requirements for the illumination of Padel Courts are divided into three lighting classes:

  • Class I: Top-level national and international competitions (non-televised) with requirements for spectators with potentially long viewing distances.
  • Class II: Mid-level competition, such as regional or local club tournaments. This generally involves medium-sized numbers of spectators with average viewing distances. High-level training may also be included in this class.
  • Class III: Low-level competition, such as local or small club tournaments. This does not usually involve spectators. General training, school sports and recreational activities also fall into this class.

The illuminance requirements (lux) are practically identical to the one of tennis court lighting.  The lighting classes are not always in demand in terms of the level of competition, but in recreational sports, especially from the desire of higher experience and lighting comfort.The lighting must comply with the standard UNE-EN 12193 “Lighting of sports facilities” and will have the following levels:

FOR OUTDOORSHorizontal illuminationUniformityLighting class
MINIMUM LIGHTING LEVELSE med (lux)E min/E med
International and national competitions5000,7Class I
Regional competitions, high level training3000,7Class II
Local competitions, training, school and recreational use2000,5Class III
FOR INDOORSHorizontal illuminationUniformityLighting class
MINIMUM LIGHTING LEVELSE med (lux)E min/E med
International and national competitions7500,7Class I
Regional competitions, high level training5000,7Class II
Local competitions, training, school and recreational use3000,5Class III

According to NIDE regulations, outdoor projectors will be placed outside the track, at a minimum height from the ground of approximately 6 meters.

Advantages Of LED Lighting On Paddle Tennis Courts

Any luminaire shall be placed in the roof area above the surface of the runway to avoid glare.

No luminaire shall be placed in the roof area above the surface of the runway to avoid glare. For color TV retransmissions and movie recording a vertical luminance level of at least 1000 lux is required, however this value may increase with the distance from the camera to the object. For more information, please refer to the cited standard.

The Razorlux led sports lighting to illuminate paddle courts, achieve a clean and homogenous lighting, optimal for the practice of paddle or any other sport.

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