LG4 : Golf Course Lighting – Book Narration
LG4 : Golf Course Lighting – Book Narration


Golf Course lighting from LG4: sports
lighting Hi, I’m Nelca Roco and I am your book
narrator for this topic Golf Course lighting derived from lighting guide for
sports lighting. Golf course – while most Golf Course lighting is restricted to
practice areas and putting Greens, there is growing interest in lighting par-three
and shortened courses for night play. The principal requirement in all cases is to ensure that environmental impact is minimized while creating a pleasant
night time appearance with good viewing conditions for golfers. Holes should be
separately illuminated with floodlights located and directed so as to prevent or
minimize destruction and glare to adjacent playing areas. Each hole consists of a tee, fairway, and green areas, and each may have somewhat different
lighting requirements. However, the principal lighting considerations will
be: to enable the course features to be easily discerned, to minimize glare in
the principal direction(s) of play, to provide continuous illumination of each
hole and enable golfers to assess distance, to enable the full flight of the ball to be followed in its final resting place to be easily observed, and to provide uniform illumination over putting greens and tees. The tees – these areas will require reasonable illuminance uniformity with
bi-directional lighting to ensure that golfers cannot shadow the ball flood
light mounting Heights must be lower than usually required for the fairways
since the lighting provision is generally dedicated to the tee and
initial fairway area as the speed of the ball in the initial flight zone is to
height enabled the ball to be followed visually only horizontal illuminance
need to be considered floodlights should be located so as to minimize glare to
players as they tee off. the Lux level horizontal requirements for class one is 200 lux for class two is 100 lux, the overall
uniformity for both class 1 and 2 is 0.7 by directional lighting to avoid shadow
dedicated lighting low mounting height floodlights and that the glare rating is
not more than 50 and the CRI is not less than 60 The fairways – over these areas it
is important that the flight of the ball can be followed easily therefore
adequate vertical illuminance over the ball in the flight to a height of 20
meters is necessary this is usually achieved via staggered lighting system
along the edges of a rough on either side of the fairway. The flood lighting
direction should be longitudinally down and across the fairway to minimize
glare to golfers playing the hole. A reduced level of horizontal illuminance
and overall uniformity is acceptable over the main fairway and semi rough
areas on either side sufficient to allow balls to be played it is generally
accepted that balls played into the rough will only be illuminated by spill
light and that their location and play may prove difficult. The lux level
requirements for horizontal in class 1 is 100 Lux and for class 2 is 75 lux
the overall uniformity for both class 1 and class 2 is 0.5. Lighting strategy
staggered lighting along the edges vertical illuminance at 20 meters height
and the glare rating is not more than 50 and CRI is not less than 60. The lux
level for vertical for class 1 is 200 lux and for class 2 is 150 lux. The overall uniformity for the vertical is
not applicable there are notes 1 – 4. note 1: vertical illuminance at 5 meters
above the fairway, for note 2: semi rough ground to be included note 3: not applicable over water obstacles and features and note 4: the lighting
levels stated do not relate the requirements for general course
maintenance part in green or the greens this should be illuminated to
a higher horizontal illuminance than T’s or fairways to enable them to discern
easily at a distance lighting of the green should be multi-directional as
well ensuring minimal shadowing to all areas
and a high level of horizontal uniformity floodlight mounting height
should be adequate to ensure that the ball is seen over its full pitch height
unto the green while minimizing glare to achieve this it is also acceptable for
green floodlights to be aimed in the general direction of adjacent bunkers
and semi rough areas surrounding the green the lux level requirements for
horizontal for class 1 and class 2 for class 1 is 20 50 lakhs and for classes 1
heart if deluxe the overall uniformity requirements for both class 1 and class
2 is 0.7 it needs to have a multi-directional lighting to avoid
shadows a high level of horizontal uniformity and the glare rating is not
more than 50 and the CRI is not less than 60 in general holes are located
over adjacent areas and are often in close proximity separated by rough
ground or landscaped features where possible the flood lighting must on the
hole should be utilized to eliminate adjacent holes separately so as to
minimize obstruction over the whole course water features like Lakes
deliberately placed as obstructions within the line of play need not to be
separately illuminated however the airspace above the water must be lit so
as to achieve adequate vertical illuminance to allow golfers to follow
the flight of the ball bunkers adjacent the greens should be illuminated from
the green flood lighting system and shadowing within them reduce as much as
possible however bunkers within fairways need
only receive general illumination from the main ferrule flood lighting strong
shadowing may occasionally result and should be accepted as a feature of the
obstacle unless specified otherwise by the course designers
to summarize for class 1 and for class to the horizontal illuminance on tsr-2
hard Luck’s uniformity point 7 and for class 2’s 100 locks and the uniformity
is 0.7 the horizontal illuminance on fairways with the notes of two and three
the average horizontal illuminance is 100 and the overall uniformity is 0.5
while for class 2 is 75 and the overall uniformity is 0.5 the vertical
illuminance on fairways with notes to entry again the vertical Lux levels
comments is to earn lakhs and for cluster is 150 Lux
there is no requirements for overall uniformity for vertical illuminance for
horizontal illuminance on greens for class 1 is 250 Lux with with overall
uniformity is 0.7 and for classes 1 hour 50 Lux and the overall uniformity is 0.7
as well the glare rating for both class 1 and class 2 is 50 and the color
rendering index is not less than 60 CRI CTV Group C for the note1
on horizontal and vertical illuminance on the fairways or note 1 vertical
illuminance at 5 meters above the fair wear it it is therefore that the 100 Lux
and 200 Lux requirements must be in the park must be in the 5 meters above the
ground for number 4 node number 2 semi rough ground to be included
so the semi rough ground must be included in the lighting calculation
points and for the note 3 it is not applicable over water obstacles and
features and for the note 4 the lighting level stated here in this table do not
relate to requirements for general course maintenance
driving range the distance markers must be clearly visible and the player must
be able to follow the flight of the ball while the t areas will require a
separate illumination for should be general illumination of the
full length of the golf range surface and range lighting systems have
primarily been utilized to eliminate growth fringes this type of system
employs high-powered floodlights behind key locations with high angles of
elevation to achieve adequate vertical illumination at each target area
mounting Heights will have little significant influence above the
resultant illumination of the distance markers and as a glare the golfers will
not be an influencing factor low mounting Heights may be used glare to
the surrounding neighborhood is probable from viewing directions toward the T’s
in the direction of play natural screening or careful sighting of the
goal French will provide the best practical solution to elevate any direct
glare in instances were low obtrusive light to the surroundings is required
alternative flood lighting systems may prove to be more suitable this primarily
consists of berm pit and side lighting installations berm lighting utilizes
floodlights located within the golf range surface and should achieve uniform
vertical illumination of the golf balls in flight in a patterned illumination of
the range surface direct layer at the boundary can be prevented by low
screening or fencing provided that the installation is not overlooked pit
lighting is a variation of berm lighting but the floodlights are mounted within
shallow pits and arranged surface amount is built in front of the floodlight and
is used to provide a forward shadow zone to prevent direct glare two properties
overlooking the end of range since recessed floodlights will not eliminate
the range surface additional general lighting is necessary from side mounted
flood lighting side lighting from floodlights located in columns on each
side of the range should provide uniform horizontal and vertical illumination
with reduced obtrusive light compared to the end Ridge system the main flood
lighting for the driving range is unlikely to provide sufficient
nation of open t’s areas this should be separately lit from additional flood
lights mounted and columns located behind the t’s golf ranges wood covered
tea booths will require separate lighting with the boots usefully from
fluorescent luminaires suitable for outdoor use it may also be necessary to
utilize additional low powered floodlights mounted above the tee boots
should employed lighting system not adequately illuminate the range surface
for ground area summary table for class 3 which is only applicable for a driving
range for class 3 the horizontal illuminance on tees must be 100 Lux and
the overall uniformity is 0.8 and for the vertical illuminance on distance
marker which is one meter above the ground level is 50 Lux and the overall
uniformity for the vertical is not applicable and the color rendering index
must be not less than 20 CRI thank you for listening in this book narration if
you want to know more join us in our free webinar about Golf Course lighting
design techniques on September 30 2017 2 p.m. Dubai Time or GMT plus 4 see you
there thank you for listening see you again later

2 thoughts on “LG4 : Golf Course Lighting – Book Narration”

  1. Mohammad Modassir Hussain says:

    Hi, Nelca as usual loved your tutorial. I have a request that please make a video on Tunnel lighting (right from creating lighting diagram in AutoCAD to its completion in Dialux evo).

  2. Mehwish Kanwal says:

    can you tell me this book is based on which category of sports standards( European, iso etc)

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