COST ANALYSIS OF ROADWAY LIGHTING AND VEHICULAR LIGHTING PRACTICE IN URBAN AREAS

THE PAPER EMPHASIZES THAT ADEQUATE FIXED LIGHTING ALONE, WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS, PROVIDES THE MUCH NEEDED SUPERIORITY FOR A SAFER, MORE CONVENIENT AND PLEASANT DRIVING ENVIRONMENT. OPERATIONAL COST DATA WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN DEALING WITH THE ECONOMICS OF NIGHT VISIBILITY ON URBAN ROADWAYS ARE ALSO PRESENTED. A TABLE OF PEDESTRIAN RECOGNITION DISTANCES IS INCLUDED. THE FEASIBILITY OF FIXED LIGHTING IN URBAN AREAS IS CONSIDERED. VALUES ILLUSTRATING THE CONSTANT REDUCTION IN THE COST OF GENERATED LIGHT, THE COSTS FOR BOTH OVERHEAD AND UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION, AND THE COST OF OPERATION OF TYPICAL LOW-BEAM HEADLIGHTS, ARE TABULATED. FIGURES ARE ALSO PRESENTED WHICH SHOW EXAMPLES OF COSTS FOR LIGHTING TRAFFIC STREETS AND EXPRESSWAYS WITH FIXED LIGHTING.

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    Illuminating Engineering Society

    120 Wall Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10005-4001
  • Authors:
    • Edman, W H
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00222348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 1974 12:00AM