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Road Category Lighting Requirements

Because the Category of road or use of a space defines its lighting requirements, it is critical to accurately classify the road or public space when evaluating existing installations or designing new lighting schemes.

Given the complexity of determining the correct road lighting requirements, information in this section is designed as a guide in the decision making process and does not replace the need to use a qualified designer and independently peer review design proposals to meet specific lighting requirements.

Arterial or sub-arterial roads - Category V

This information sheet describes objectives of Category V road lighting along with design objectives, technical requirements and other considerations. A case study illustrates the benefits of a new lighting design.

Information Sheet for Arterial or Sub-Arterial Road - Category V 

Category V quick reference spacing table

This reference guide is designed to help to compare an existing installation (lighting Subcategory, column/pole height, spacing and lamp wattage) to a new scheme in order to identify possible energy savings. An example illustrates how to save energy through optimal spacing.

Category V Quick Reference Spacing Table

Urban residential roads or cycle-ways (Category P)

This information sheet describes objectives of Category P road lighting along with design objectives, technical requirements and other considerations. A case study illustrates the benefits of a new lighting design.

Information Sheet for Urban Residential Roads or Cycle-ways: Category P

Quick reference spacing tables

These guides help to compare an existing installation (lighting Subcategory, column/pole height, spacing and lamp wattage) with a new scheme to identify possible energy savings for the respective Categories.

Category P3 and P3R Quick Reference Spacing Table
Category P4 and P4R Quick Reference Spacing Table 

Minimum road light spacing chart

A guide to producing an efficient lighting design using the minimum number of luminaires while keeping their mounting height to a scale appropriate for the environment. It includes a sample minimum spacing table for Category P3 and P4.

Minimum Spacing Chart for Category P Road Lighting

Lighting of public spaces, outdoor parking spaces and connecting elements

An overview of lighting for public activity spaces, outdoor parking spaces and connecting elements, this information includes design objectives, technical requirements and other considerations.

Information Sheet for Public Activity Spaces, Outdoor Parking Spaces & Connecting Elements - Category P

Subcategory Selection Tool

The Subcategory Selection Tool serves as a guide to interpreting the selection criteria outlined in
AS/NZS 1158.1.1 Table 2.1. By inputting relevant data into this selection tool, the classification of the road or public space can be established and there are instructions and notes to assist in using the tool.

Subcategory Selection Tool User Guide
Subcategory Selection Tool

 

 

 

 

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