Definition of Lux
Lux is a standardised unit of measurement of light level intensity, which is commonly referred to as "illuminance" or "illumination".
IWE Group supply a Lux Reading service for two main reasons. The first is to provide a report on existing lighting and the second when a lighting project is commissioned.
The level of lighting, be it a new commission or that of an existing lighting at a facility, is paramount to any competition being hosted at that facility as the Australian lighting standards need to be met.
With existing light a lux reading will ensure that the lighting still meets the required standards. It is common, especially with the old metal halide floodlights, that the lights lose some of their luminaires over time thus resulting in lower lux reading which no longer reaches the required levels. Metal halide lights can lose as much as 50% of their intended light after only 10,000 hours.
As well as ensuring the facility meets the Australian standards, the report also protects the facility against liability should a player be injured while playing.
Secondly when a lighting design is done the lux levels and uniformity are supplied using a lighting design based on the IES files for the lights. The lux reading, once the lights are commissioned, act at proof that the lighting achieved is what was expected and promised by the supplier.
As part of the Lux reading service, IWE will supply you with drone footage of your facility. The drone footage will allow you to visually see how the lights luminate the area, allowing you to clearly see any light spill, shadows or dark spots.
Please contact us for more information on our Lux Reading Reports.