22 August 2006
EXTERIOR RECREATIONAL AREAS
Pedestrian poles around
the playground uniformly
illuminate the area.
Pole mounted, shielded or cutoff
Coated metal halide,
Control with photocell,
pedestrian scale luminaire.
timeclock, or motion sensor
fluorescent lamps only).
CRITICAL DESIGN ISSUES:
Light Distribution on Task Plane (Uniformity): Select and locate
pedestrian poles to uniformly illuminate the area.
Shadows: Locate and space luminaires to eliminate shadows that could
hide potential hazards. Light from multiple angles will provide adequate
visibility on the playground equipment.
Target Horizontal Illuminance ( 10%): 50 lux (5 fc)
Illuminate playgrounds with security as the intent. They typically will not be used at
night so the equipment does not need to be illuminated. Locate lighting to eliminate
shadows or dark areas. Placement must also avoid all playground equipment safety
zones, as defined by the playground equipment manufacturer.