AN INNOVATIVE MOTORWAY LIGHTING INSTALLATION - THE "OFF HIGHWAY" SYSTEM

The "off highway" lighting system is unique to the UK and has been derived from a development pioneered in the USA over last four years. The "off highway" system is so named by the fact that the lighting columns are located at the rear of the hard shoulder. It incorporates in its design several advantages over present "conventional" UK motorway lighting designs, such as central, opposite mounted or catenary systems. These advantages include a large reduction in the number of lighting lanterns and columns, the utilisation of a colour corrected son/t lamp with a substantial increase in light output over the sox equivalent, also increased lamp life, greater accessibility for maintenance purposes with a large reduction in coning and signing requirements necessary to carry out the work - this is at present an escalating cost. Before approval to the scheme was given a trial system was installed and tested; the observations and results are included within this paper. (a) (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Public Lighting Engineers

    78 Buckingham Gate, Westminster
    London SW1E 6PF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, B
    • SIMPSON, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 158
  • Serial:
    • Public Lighting
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Association of Public Lighting Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM