22 August 2006
Low brightness luminaires
reduce direct glare and
provide adequate vertical
Pole mounted, cutoff, full cutoff or
50-70 watt coated metal
Photocell or timeclock
shielded, pedestrian scale luminaire.
halide, high output compact
fluorescent, HPS, or
Bollard, (Typically, these luminaires
Compact fluorescent lamp,
Control with timeclock or
provide poor facial lighting. Best
3500K color temperature,
used as indicators rather than for
area or pedestrian lighting.)
CRITICAL DESIGN ISSUES:
Appearance of Space and Luminaires: Match decorative pedestrian poles
to the aesthetic character of the adjacent buildings. If the luminaires are
not decorative in nature, paint luminaires and poles a neutral color so that
they are as inconspicuous as possible.
Color Appearance and Color Contrast: White light sources, such as metal
halide, fluorescent, and induction provide better color rendering than
frequently used high- or low-pressure sodium sources.
Direct Glare: Because the surroundings may be very dark at night,
consider direct glare from luminaires and excessive contrast of surfaces.
Luminaires should use low wattage lamps.