Why measure?

The correct illumination of sports field lighting for a sporting activity is essential for safety and performance of sports use

  • Impact on the playability of the surface both for the players as for officials.
  • Clarity for tracking sporting equipment including balls, shuttlecocks, etc…
  • Comfort and improved visuals for spectators.
  • Crucial parameter for the media especially during television coverage.

When to measure?

  • Rating of the sports venues for the organisation of official competitions.
  • Inspection of the works on completion.
  • Periodic check and diagnostics of the installation for maintenance operation/maintenance.
Indoor sports field lighting certification - FIBA


  • LABOSPORT performs illumination levels checks of the sports field lighting according to the requirements requested by the sports federations and/or according to EN 12193 standards
  • The checking is done in one visit.
  • Night testing is necessary.
  • The test report is sent within 48 hours.

Type of checking

  • Checking of the sports field lighting levels.
  • Evaluation of conformity of the lighting level.

Test Equipment

  • The light meters used are calibrated with an calibration laboratory with ISO 17025 accreditation.
  • Laser pointers are used for accurate alignment of the photocell with the target (e.g. TV camera stand).

Sports Field Lighting level check

Any kind of sports facilities EN 12193
Light and lighting – Lighting of sports facilities
✔ Checking the level of lighting for all sports practices, internal and external.
✔ Specific test area / size by type of facility.
Multi-sports halls
(Basketball, Handball, Volleyball…)
✔ Vertical lighting towards the cameras (ecam) and horizontal (Eh) in 135 points
✔ Horizontal lighting (Eh) 14 points.
Ground for Major Games
(Football, Rugby, Hockey…)
National & International ✔ Horizontal lighting (Eh) 33 points and vertical (Ev) 96 points. Checking the alternative lighting (Eh = 33 points).
✔ Horizontal lighting (Eh) 36 points and vertical (Ev) 77 points.
Athletic Tracks National & International ✔ Horizontal (Eh) and vertical (Ev) lighting: number of points adapted depending on configuration.

Graphical representation of lighting level ( IN LUX)

Heatmap range
sports field lighting heatmap

Results and report

LABOSPORT prepares an inspection report with a graphical representation of the lighting level detailing the values achieved for each zone across the surface.

The report also includes details of all the measurements and a notice of compliance (or not) of the facility, in relation to the relevant requirements (sports governing bodies, standards, specifications).