PUBLIC LIGHTING: REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGHT AND SAFETY

The nature of today's urban society requires the provision for adequate lighting for sight and safety for a variety of nightime activities. The lighting for those activities essentially falls into the category of public lighting which includes street and freeway lighting, tunnel lighting, sports and area floodlighting and lighting. In designing for adequate nightime visibility, each form of public lighting presents its own particular problems; consequently each form often requires its own particular solution. The paper discusses some of the more important photometric parameters with respect to street and flood lighting only. Both the tangible aspects of lighting values (lighting levels, uniformities, etc.) and the intangible aspects of lighting appraisal (lighting quality, glare, etc.) are discussed.

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  • Pagination: p. 257-260

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM