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  • IES
    IES RP-8 Roadway Lighting
    Edition: 2000
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Content Description

This Recommended Practice provides the design basis for lighting roadways, adjacent bikeways, and pedestrian ways. It deals entirely with lighting and does not give advice on construction. It is not intended to be applied to existing lighting systems until such systems are redesigned. This Practice revises and replaces the previous edition which was published in 1983 and reaffirmed in 1993 and 2005. Product Detailed Description Roadway lighting is intended to produce quick, accurate, and comfortable seeing at night that will safeguard, facilitate, and encourage vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The proper use of roadway lighting is also associated here with certain economic and social benefits including a reduction in nighttime accidents, aid to the police, facilitation of traffic flow, and the promotion of business during nighttime hours. Following an introduction that covers background material on the design criteria, there are three general subject areas discussed in this Practice: Classification definitions that carefully defines key words/concepts as they are used in the Practice with caveats regarding alternate definitions found elsewhere; Design criteria that thoroughly analyzes and illustrates the design process involving illuminance, luminance, and small target visibility (STV); and Design considerations that identifies major roadway issues (rural and urban) affecting driver visibility, discusses design aesthetics (coordination of light poles with landscaping), and weighs public scrutiny of glare and sky glow that can lead to lighting ordinances

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About IES

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years; its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and a vehicle for its members' professional development and recognition. Through technical committees, with hundreds of qualified individuals from the lighting and user communities, IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting professionals and lay persons via consensus-based lighting recommendations.

The Society publishes nearly 100 varied technical publications, and works cooperatively with related organizations on a variety of programs and in the production of jointly published documents and standards.

Local IES Sections and many lighting corporations offer formal educational programs on lighting, utilizing material developed by IES. Sections offer programs related to specific applications based on IES standards - seminars on sports and recreational lighting, lighting industrial facilities, roadway lighting, museum lighting, to name a few. Virtually every curriculum devoted to lighting - from beginner to advanced - includes IES educational materials.

IES is almost 8,000 members strong. Its members work with lighting in a variety of capacities - lighting designers, architects, interior designers, government & utility personnel, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, researchers and educators - throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico - and around the world. They share a common interest in lighting, and a common desire to promote the use of the latest, most innovative lighting technologies, with a focus on judicious use of energy in all lighting applications