Street lighting keeps our highways and public spaces safe at night, or should we say, good lighting keeps our highways safe.
As a street lighting designer, it is our responsibility to ensure we design considering the end user. We are, after all, lighting for people and not places.
'It's not all the same'
Each authority differs on their approach to lighting their highway network and the equipment standards they use. A large majority of authorities now incorporate a Central Management System (CMS) or at the very least require the installation to be future proof and incorporate one if required in the future. Below is a list of some of the items that can vary depending upon the local authority:
- Light source - typically LED across the UK
- Colour temperature
- Central Management Systems