Whether it is across a sports field, street, carpark - or even your work desk - light distribution needs to be constant and comfortable on the eyes and directed to illuminate the area it is needed. Neighbours of a sports field do not want to be kept awake on game nights by unwanted bright light through windows.
The term asymmetric light output is the term to describe a system where light is directed sideways (or in an asymmetric pattern). Symmetrical lighting in comparison spreads the light equally in all directions.
More and more lighting standards came into effect in different countries this year, which makes it mandatory to select lighting products for public spaces such as sports fields that minimises the potentially obtrusive effects of lighting including light spill and glare. This also covers internally and externally illuminated signs, facades or other objects. Some local government authorities have applied restrictions on the frequency of use and hours of operation of outdoor lighting, and on the levels of light spilled beyond the boundaries of the site.
This new standard primarily applies to new lighting installations and affects any project involving outdoor lighting.
Glare occurs when the eye encounters more light than it can cope with. Luminance is light reflected from an illuminated surface, such as a white piece of paper or stainless-steel workbench, which needs to be considered. Similarly, too much contrast or shadow can make it difficult to see properly to complete a task. These are all factors that can be taken into consideration in a lighting design to help plan the right product selection and placement.
Normally, for area lighting, there are three ways to direct light to where you need it with the latest LED features:
Effective light glare control design can absolutely lower the light glare better, SOGA sports light series are with well-designed light spill cover, can perfectly minimise the light spill rate.
As a featured product, SOGA Barrett Series Sports and Area Flood lights are with both symmetric and asymmetric solutions.
As well as powerful lighting, these products offer the energy-efficiency and low emissions of LED technology. Long-life cycles also means less waste in landfill and lower maintenance costs. Being able to control lighting to dim lighting to 50% for training sessions and full power when switched on by SOGA Wireless control system on phone.
The new Barrett Series which with a true asymmetrical optical solution can be incorporated into lighting designs that comply with the new standards !
Make the neigbors stop complaining and give all athlete a better lighting, Please feel free to contact SOGA team to get the FREE Dialux simulation for your next project !