PLG08 GUIDANCE ON THE APPLICATION OF ADAPTIVE LIGHTING WITHIN THE PUBLIC REALM
This guide looks at the practice and application of adaptive lighting for road, street, pedestrian and public amenity lighting installations.
The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) has just launched the Professional Lighting Guide (PLG) 08 which looks at the practice and application of adaptive lighting for road, street, pedestrian and public amenity lighting installations.
The guide advises on the application of adaptive lighting and includes –
- adjusting the lighting performance to suit the lit task
- part night or full switch off
- providing good practice methodology
- determining when switching levels can be defined
The document gives a clear direction to the application of the existing BS and EU Standards BS5489-1:2013 and BS EN 13201:2015. It highlights conditions and trigger points where changes in lighting performance can be considered, such as reduction of road traffic flow and where the road can be reclassified under the Standards.
PLG08 is a must-have document for lighting professionals involved in the design and recommendation of road, street, pedestrian and public amenity lighting.
According to Haydn Yeo, Vice President Technical for the ILP; ‘PLG08 is a key guidance document for supporting the standards for public realm lighting. The use of adaptive lighting will help significantly in the reduction of energy and associated carbon costs.’