BS EN 12193:2007 - Light and lighting. Sports lighting – BSI British Standards

BS EN 12193:2007

Light and lighting. Sports lighting

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : January 2008 Replaced By : BS EN 12193:2018

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BS EN 12193:2007 Light and lighting. Sports lighting

BS EN 12193 is the European standard that deals with sports lighting to ensure good visual conditions for players, athletes, referees, spectators and CTV transmission.

BS EN 12193’s objective is to provide recommendations and specify requirements for good quality sports lighting by:

  • Optimising the perception of visual information used during sports events
  • Maintaining the level of visual performance
  • Providing acceptable visual comfort
  • Restricting obtrusive light.

BS EN 12193 specifies lighting for indoor and outdoor sports events most practised in Europe. It provides lighting values for the design and control of sports lighting installations in terms of illuminances, uniformity, glare restriction and colour properties of the light sources.

All requirements are meant to be as minimum requirements. It also gives methods by which these values are measured. For the limitation of glare, it also points out restrictions on the location of the luminaires for specific applications.

For emergency lighting this standard refers to the requirements of BS EN 1838 Lighting applications. Emergency lighting.

Contents of BS EN 12193 include:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Data to be provided
  • Essential lamp data
  • Useful lamp data
  • Essential luminaire data
  • Useful luminaire data
  • Essential installation data
  • General principles of the lighting installation
  • Reference grid for calculation and measurement
  • Measuring equipment
  • Measurement record
  • Tolerated differences
  • Maintenance
  • Spectator area lighting
  • Safety for participants and the continuation of an event in case of lighting failure
  • Glare restriction
  • Surface colours and reflection properties
  • Obtrusive light
  • Requirements for the lighting of sports most practised in Europe
  • General requirements
  • Requirements per sport
  • Specific requirements for colour television and film recording
  • Tables of requirements
  • A-deviation
  • Bibliography

BS EN 12193:2007 replaces BS EN 12193:1999 which has been withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS EN 12193:2007
TitleLight and lighting. Sports lighting
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 January 2008
Withdrawn Date14 December 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 12665:2002, EN 12464-1, EN 13032-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)CIE 69:1987, CIE 67:1986, EN 12464-2, CIE 62:1984, CIE 112:1994, CIE 57:1983, CIE 169:2005, CIE 117:1995, CIE 150:2003, CIE 83:1989, CIE 33:1977, CIE 154:2003, CIE 42:1978, CIE 126:1997, CIE 45:1979, CIE 17.4:1987, CIE X005:1992, CIE 58:1983, CIE 97:2005, EN 13032-3:2007, EN 13032-2:2004, EN 13201-3:2003, EN 1838:1999
Replaced ByBS EN 12193:2018
ReplacesBS EN 12193:1999
International RelationshipsEN 12193:2007
DescriptorsDimensions, Performance testing, Lighting equipment, Sports, Electric lamps, Lighting systems, Safety measures, Mathematical calculations, Glare, Optical measurement, Maintenance, Optical properties of materials, Size, Luminaires, Testing conditions, Illuminance, Colour, Installation, Playing fields, Sports facilities, Performance
Title in FrenchÉclairagisme. Éclairage des installations sportives
Title in GermanLicht und Beleuchtung. Sportstättenbeleuchtung
ISBN978 0 580 58697 2
File Size545 KB

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