When lighting AFL ovals and rugby fields, it is important to ensure you meet the Australian Standards not only for the minimum average lux required, but also uniformity, glare and spill lighting. high quality LED lighting can make a significance difference to the overall playing experience and visual comfort.
The Australian Standards for football lighting are AS2560.2.3 which identifies three main levels of lighting based on the level of play, as shown in the table below:
These are typically recreational, club level and amateur. 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.