Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology

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Sports Lighting

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_144-4


The purpose of sports lighting is to create the ideal conditions of visibility for those who experience sports facilities.

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The great interest of the media in sports events has an important effect on the development of the sports themselves. This, together with the increased leisure time, has resulted in a booming number of active sportsmen and women all over the world, either taking part in the sports as a leisure activity or in amateur and professional competitions.

Consequently, numerous sports complexes have been developed in which all kinds of sports are practiced, from the general physical training sessions to professional activities. In the organization of sports activities and events, the quality of the facilities available is for the utmost importance for pleasure and in the outcome of the competition. Space, a good playing surface, heating/cooling, safety provisions, etc. are all of major importance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SignifyMiribelFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Wout van Bommel
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  1. 1.van Bommel Lighting ConsultantNuenenNetherlands