LIGHTING FOR PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

Pedestrian crossings are statistically the most critical sections of roads and streets. They are so called conflict areas besides roundabouts, lay-bys for buses, roadworks, etc. Because of the difference in velocity between motorised and non-motorised traffic, there is a risk of conflict and even fatal pedestrian and driver’s injuries.

Optimized lighting for pedestrian crossings is a basic requirement for a conflict road area. It is obligatory that such road lighting provides high vertical illuminance and at the same time assures that more light does not mean more glare, but good visual comfort for all road stakeholders. Street lighting shpould alert the driver to the current danger on a pedestrian crossing. By affecting positively on the driver's attention, correct illumination of pedestrian crossing eliminates accidents and reduces crashes.

 

Lighting for pedestrian crossing must meet the following criteria:

- to illuminate the pedestrian crossings from both sides of the road to achieve the required vertical illuminance levels;
- lighting calculations are needed to determine the required poles height, lengths and also luminaire power needed for a particular installation location; 
- use of asymmetric optics which are designed for pedestrian crossings to properly illuminate the crossing and prevent the dazzling of drivers;
- use of high-quality, long-life LED lamps and drop-off lights;
- use of a different color temperature of light than the surrounding public lighting color temperature to highlight the crossings. Recommended color temperature is 5500K or higher.

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