Meeting Australian & International Standards: EN12193

Lighting a cricket field to the correct levels is very important due to the speed and size of the ball used, to ensure all players remain safe and can easily maintain clear vision of the ball. There are no Australian Standards written for cricket field lighting, but a Community Cricket Facilities Guideline has been developed by Cricket Australia, which clearly outlines recommended lux levels and uniformities to be achieved to ensure a game of cricket can be played safely and comfortably. High quality LED lighting can make a significance difference to the overall playing experience and visual comfort.

The Cricket Australia guidelines is based on International standards EN12193 which identifies three main levels of lighting for non-televised cricket matches, and two levels for training/match practice.  If you expect to progress from one level to the next in the foreseeable future, ensure that the poles and lighting set-up is designed to accommodate extra lighting, so a complete overhaul is not necessary when you decide to upgrade.

Average Lux
Average Lux
Non-body contact training
Match Practice2000.60.42000.60.4
Level III3000.50.52000.50.5
Level II5000.70.53000.70.5
Level I7000.70.55000.70.5

Important Points to Check When Upgrading Cricket Field Lighting:

  • Are your existing poles up to handling the weight? If not, choose your lights with care to make sure they are the same or similar to the lamps being replaced

  • If replacing the poles, ensure the installation is in accordance with council requirements and look into the warranties.

  • Have you checked existing lux levels and cross referenced the new plan to see what advantage there will be?

  • Has the lighting supplier proved that the uniformity and lighting levels will comply with the standards?

  • Have you achieved a power-usage advantage or would staying with your old MH fittings be more economical?

Lighting Templates

The templates below allow you to get an idea of the number of lights required to comply with the standards in each category. This is a guide only and should you need a more detailed quote or assessment please fill in the Soccer Field Lighting Template pdf and email the completed form to [email protected]

200 Lux:

4 x 25 Metre Poles + 40 x 

OpSport 1200W

350/500 Lux:

6 x 30 Metre Poles + 90 x 

OpSport 1200W