Increasing Roadway Lighting Efficiency
Dec 4 - 7, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-1215-ONL23
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
9:30 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Time (Will include the usual breaks)
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 light sources and lighting equipment and components that serve user needs
- Enhance safety and security through effective roadway lighting design
In recent years, there have been significant 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, and methods for preserving and enhancing existing lighting systems. These are the topics covered in this seminar.
- Light and vision
- Light sources and Lighting equipment
- Roadway lighting design
- Roadway lighting planning
Who Should Attend:
Municipal Engineers • Technologists • Engineering Supervisors • Project Managers • Public Works personnel • Consulting Engineers • Designers • Traffic Planners and Coordinators
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Public Expectations from Roadway Lighting
Light and Vision
- Light and Colour
- The Visual System
- Light Sources
- Optical Systems
Selecting Lighting Equipment
- Ballast - Driver types and applications
- Types of luminaires
- Mechanical Systems and considerations
- Optical Systems
Planning for Roadway Lighting
- The Visual Task
- Quality of Light
- Quantity of Light
- Unit power density
- Analysing Photometric Data
- Lighting Master Plans
- Design Issues
- Prioritizing the Roadway Design Process
Roadway Lighting Design Process
- Performing the Predesign
- The Design Process
- Performing the Electrical and Structural Design
- Preparing Plans, Specifications and Estimates
- Contract Documents
- The Construction Process and Post Construction
- Calculating Costs
Roadway Design Standards – RP-8-22
- Roadway Classifications
- Design Criteria and Metrics
- Design Methods
- Recommended Standards
Day IV - Roadway Lighting Design
- Using Lighting Design Software
Design Process for a New Street Installation
- Design Process for Lighting an Intersection
- Design Process for Lighting a Cul-de-Sac
- Design Process for Lighting a Curve
Design Process for a Street Lighting Retrofit
- Purpose and Alternatives
- Standards and Procedures
- Luminaire and Light Source Choice
- Process using Comparison of Luminaire Styles and Photometrics
- Results Evaluation and Recommendations
- Cost Analysis
Follow the instructor as he works through several real-time street lighting example designs
Open Forum Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
William (Bill) Smelser is the President and CEO of Laurilliam Lighting Technologies Inc. and is a senior lighting consultant who has worked with municipalities across Canada in the development of their standards, prequalification documents, RFPs, and field verification of LED street lighting retrofits.
He started his lighting career with Canadian Westinghouse Lighting in 1963 and served in a variety of capacities including engineering manager for Cooper Lighting and national sales director for Acuity Brands Lighting prior to starting his own business as a lighting consultant.
He is a Member Emeritus of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and is past chair of the IESNA Roadway Lighting Committee, which recently published the current RP-8-18 recommended practice. He is also the past chair of the roadway Residential Lighting Subcommittee and the Industrial Lighting Committee.
Bill is a voting member of the Canadian Standards Association and contributes to several committees; the Technical Committee on Lighting Equipment (TC419), the Technical Sub-committee on Energy Efficiency of HID Ballasts (C863), the Technical Sub-committee for the Performance of High Mast Luminaires (C811) and the Technical Sub-committee for the Performance Standard for Roadway Lighting Luminaires (C653). He is currently helping develop updates of C653 and C811 to include evaluation of Metal Halide, Induction and LED Roadway luminaires.
Bill is currently co-chair of a CSA sub-committee developing document X005, Methodology for Evaluating Energy Savings from the use of Adaptive Controls in Street Lighting Applications.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 16 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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