Advances in Energy Efficient Street Lighting

The practice to date has been to design and install roadway lighting where defined by practice and standards to enhance safety and provide a feeling of comfort and security for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Roadway lighting can however constitute a significant portion of a jurisdiction's operational budget and can represent up to 13 percent of their electricity consumption. Many jurisdictions are now under pressure to reduce operating costs and energy consumption while also maintaining the benefits of roadway lighting. To meet this demand energy efficient roadway lighting technologies and controls have been developed. These technologies and controls show significant potential for energy reduction, reduced maintenance, and cost savings. Despite the development of these technologies and controls, information has been lacking in regards to the assessment, design, selection, and application of such materials and standards and guidelines have been unable to keep pace. This paper contains a sampling of information and details which will be published in the Transportation Association of Canada Roadway Light Level Reduction and Energy Efficiency Guide which will be available in 2013. The guide is aimed at promoting and creating a better understanding of how to apply energy efficient roadway lighting and reduce power consumption and cost. It will also provide information for city administrators, designers, consultants, and suppliers to assess and evaluate as well as select and deploy energy efficient roadway lighting for retrofits or new installations. For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD reference number 201304RT334E.

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    • McLean, D
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.
  • Monograph Title: Calgary 2013 - The Many Faces of Transportation - Technical Compendium

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 12:58PM