Increasing Roadway Lighting Efficiency

Online /
Mar 2 - 4, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0336-ONL22

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern (Will include 30 minute lunch from 12:30 to 1:00 pm daily)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Design roadway lighting that serves the needs of today’s users
  • Be familiar with the latest applicable standards
  • Review lighting design criteria and procedures
  • Select and specify lighting equipment and components that serve user needs
  • Enhance safety and security through effective roadway lighting design


In recent years, there have been major advances in the methodologies for the design of efficient, effective, safe and environmentally responsive roadway lighting systems. Lighting designs previously considered state-of-the-art no longer meet the needs of today’s society.

Engineers and designers need to update their knowledge of lighting theory, design criteria and methods, planning aspects, principles of energy conservation, equipment selection criteria, maintenance procedures as well as methods for preservation and enhancement of existing lighting systems. These are the topics covered in this seminar.

Course Outline:

  • Safety
  • Light and vision
  • Lighting equipment
  • Roadway lighting design
  • Roadway lighting planning
  • Maintenance
  • Workshop

Who Should Attend:

Municipal Engineers • Technologists • Engineering Supervisors • Project Managers • Public Works personnel • Consulting Engineers • Designers • Traffic Planners and Coordinators

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Public Expectations From Roadway Lighting

  • Safety
  • Security

Light and Vision

  • The Visual System
  • Light and Colour
  • Photopic, scotopic and mesopic conditions
  • Night time visibility
  • Selecting Light Sources
  • Light Sources
  • Optical Systems
  • Types of luminaires

Selecting Lighting Equipment

  • Ballast - Driver types and applications
  • Electrical, mechanical and thermal considerations
  • Building a Generic Specification

Designing Roadway Lighting

  • IESNA Publications
  • IESNA/ANSI Recommended Practice for Roadway Lighting RP-8
  • Roadway Classifications
  • Roadway Lighting design methods-luminance, illuminance
  • Veiling Luminance
  • Obtrusive Light

Lighting Design Process

  • Selecting the lighting systems
  • Roadway Design Process
  • Software for roadway lighting design
  • Adjournment

Day II

Planning for Roadway Lighting

  • Unit power density
  • Metric, watts/unit area of roadway
  • Source of Power checklist
  • Circuit design and electrical distribution voltage drops
  • Energy conservation
  • Guidelines for placement of luminaires
  • Dealing with site-related constraints
  • Selecting poles
  • Breakaway pole issues
  • Pole layout sheet
  • Mounting arms
  • Placement issues
  • Foundations
  • Equipment pads
  • Service cabinet selection

Maintenance Management

  • Post installation evaluation
  • Infrastructure condition assessment for asset management
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Trouble call-out

Lighting System Modifications

  • Equipment change outs
  • Enhancement of existing lighting systems
  • Life cycle and service life economic analysis

Participants will work in small groups under instructor guidance on a case study for roadway lighting design and group representatives will present their design to the group of the whole. This will be followed by a discussion.

Open Forum Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Michael Flanigan

Michael B. Flanigan is a Project Manager with the Traffic Management Section of the Transportation and Works Department for the City of Mississauga. He has over 40 years of experience in Municipal Traffic Engineering, Operations, Planning and Design especially in the area of Traffic Signal Control. He is a Past President of IMSA Ontario and IMSA International, and serves on a number of IMSA International Committees. Michael represents IMSA in a number of capacities at the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).

Trevisan Marcuzzi

Trevisan Marcuzzi is the City of Mississauga’s Streetlight Coordinator. He has been dealing with the City’s 50,000 streetlights for over a decade, including the project that converted all of these to LED technology and provisioned an Adaptive Control System.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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