People Play Sport
The 'sports' segment includes areas where people undertake active sporting activities. Indoor areas include fitness studios and gymnasiums as well as courts and viewing areas for multiple purpose, swimming, iceskating, riding and motor sports halls (e.g. go-carting).
According to the type of sport, special requirements are presented for the lighting fixtures and the lighting concept. Ball sport areas for example usually need luminaires protected against flying balls, and swimming baths need luminaires resistant to a chlorine atmosphere.
A satisfactory lighting level and the avoidance of glare are important factors with fast sports. Football pitches, race tracks, athletics tracks, swimming baths, tennis courts, ski slopes and bob runs are examples of outdoor sports.
The ever increasing importance of television broadcasting is a factor for many sporting facilities, which means that a lighting planning must take this into consideration at all accounts.
The lighting concepts on the following pages specifically address particular types of sport in detail. Please note that for example in a football stadium, the lighting of the spectator areas, the inner areas and entrance areas are dealt with in the 'public' sector.