Urban and highway lighting energy management

As road surfaces have improved over the years, it is likely main road (luminance based) design practices have become conservative. For New Zealand, the worst AS/NZS 1158 design case surface (NZN4), on which current designs are based may frequently no longer be encountered. Increased energy costs could reach a point where it becomes appropriate to actively enhance the reflective properties of main road surfaces, thus allowing designs to utilise an estimated 20 per cent fewer luminaires. For several years a system of high speed illuminance measurement has been used successfully in NZ for street lighting performance measurement and analysis. To complete the “tool box” the company has also developed a prototype system for quickly assessing the reflective properties of road surfaces. The paper concludes with an analysis of results and the potential impact on the design and performance management of future street lighting installations. (a)

  • Authors:
    • PENG
  • Publication Date: 2006-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01054948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2007 2:06PM