What are the lighting level requirements for my hockey pitch?

Whether Hockey clubs are playing at a recreational or elite level, great facilities are the foundations of a great game. The right lighting is key for player safety and spectator experiences, and to support cost reductions and environmental responsibility objectives.  

Our short guide on Hockey Pitch Lighting offers insights to help clubs achieve the best lighting results for non-televised games.


Lighting recommendations for Hockey Pitches at all levels

For both televised and non-televised venues alike, different lighting levels are required in order to ensure an optimal playing and viewing experience. In this section, we provide a brief overview of the various recommendations in play at different levels.

Recommendations here apply to any non-televised outdoor hockey venue, Hockey5s, and training pitches. Guidance is divided into three categories:

•    Class I - 500 Lux
Class I guidelines provide lighting recommendations for any venue hosting high-level national and international competitions.

•    Class II - 350 Lux
Class II guidelines provide lighting recommendations for any venue hosting club-level competitions and training.

•    Development and community-level training - 200 Lux
At this level, recommended levels can be achieved by switching or dimming Class I or Class II standard lighting solutions.

The specific recommendations for each of these levels is as follows:

Lighting Levels For Hockey Pitches

  Recommended Lux levels Maintenance Factor

Glare rating 

CRI Colour Temperature 
Class I ≥ 500 Lux 0.9 <50 >65 >4000
Class II ≥ 350 Lux 0.9 <50 >65 >4000
Development & community-level training  ≥ 200 Lux 0.9 <50 >65 >4000


Are you looking to enhance the lighting on your hockey pitch for the ultimate playing and viewing experience? Look no further! Our team of knowledgeable experts is here to guide you in finding the perfect floodlight setup tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're aiming for Class I, Class II, or community-level training lighting standards, we have the expertise to assist you every step of the way. Don't hesitate to reach out for a friendly chat and a thorough discussion on how to elevate your hockey pitch lighting to the next level. Let's work together to create a lighting solution that enhances player safety, spectator enjoyment, and supports your club's cost-saving and environmental goals.


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