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Color Quality Considerations for Residential Street Lighting

  • Session Number:T4 S2 P2
Wednesday, March 01, 2017: 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM


Eric Haugaard
Director of Product Technology
United States


For several decades High Pressure Sodium Light Sources have dominated municipal street lighting applications. Although transitions to LED solutions continues to accelerate, not all implementations have been seen as an overall improvement, to the residents of the neighborhoods and business districts. Meanwhile, the variety of physical and medical opinions on the possible positive and negative effects of street lighting has never been greater, many of which have confused municipalities into a position of stalling or postponing conversions to solid-state lighting solutions. As the potential users of solid-state solutions are standing in a “wait and see mode”, they are forgoing the many economic, environmental and illumination quality benefits that solid-state solutions have prevent to provide, when property implemented. Learning objectives: Identify the primary origins and justifications for color quality recommendations for street lighting applications Compare the various color quality options available in both solid-state and traditional light source technologies Analyze the benefits and risks of the many solid-state lighting solutions available today Describe the various ways to identify, with limited risk, the most acceptable color quality options for solid-state residential street lighting projects