This handbook has been written to satisfy the need for an all-inclusive and up-to-date manual covering most aspects of public roadway lighting. Information is intended to be widely applicable and, whenever adaptable, international source material has been incorporated. The handbook is intended for use as a guide in planning, design, operation, and maintenance of roadway lighting systems. The material is presented in a way that the handbook may be used as a reference document by engineers and other public officials. Also, it is intended that this handbook serve the academic needs as a textbook for formal education and training in roadway lighting. It is envisioned that this document will bridge the gap between practical and theoretical concepts in the field of roadway lighting. While this document provides the basic tools to the practicing engineer in the design of a functional and cost-effective lighting system, it does not set Federal Highway Administration policies. Its purpose is one of a "when," "where," and "how" to do handbook. It contains the experiences gained by many lighting experts and provides a basis to solve lighting problems of public roadways in a practical manner. Policies and directives issued by FHWA, as applicable to all Federal Aid Highway and Federal Aid Road Projects, must be adhered to. Wherever applicable, this handbook should be used in conjunction with the latest edition of "An Informational Guide for Roadway Lighting," published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the latest edition of the "American National Standard Practice for Roadway Lighting," published by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For the addendum to chapter six of this Handbook refer to HRIS number 381236.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Safety and Traffic Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Implement Pkg 78-15
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM